Graduate Student Conference Presentations

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2016

September 2016: Caleb Dewey
1. Autonomy without a Self at the Canadian Philosophical Association's 2016 Annual Congress, University of Calgary, AB.
2. Neuroscience in Naturalized Constitutivism at "Morality, Moral Philosophy, and the Humanities in the Age of Neuroscience", Kent State University, OH.

September 2016: Andrew Molas
Sixth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Speaker Topic: "Empathy, Asymmetrical Reciprocity, and the Ethics of Mental Health Care"

Summer 2016: Alex Leferman

"Meaningfulness, Narrative, and Well-Being" at the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy XII (SIFA) in Pistoia, Italy.

May 2016: Michael Montess

“The Ethics of PrEP for HIV Prevention: Serostatus, Stigmatization and Sexual Freedom” at the Canadian Philosophical Association Conference at the University of Calgary.

May 2016: Abigail Klassen
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Speaker Topic: "'Non-Inevitability', Social Constructionism, and Resistance to Change"Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics"

May 2016: Andrew Molas
Canadian Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (CS-IVR), University of Calgary
Speaker Topic: "Defending the CRPD: Dignity, Flourishing, and the Universal Right to Mental Health"

May 2016: Andrew Molas
Canadian Philosophy Association (CPA) 2016 Annual Congress, University of Calgary
Speaker Topic: "The Role of Therapeutic Empathy in an Interpretative Epistemology”

May 2016: Andrew Molas
Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (CSSPE) 2016 Annual Conference: Energizing Communities, University of Calgary
Speaker Topic: "The Role of Therapeutic Empathy in an Interpretative Epistemology”

May 2016: Andrew Molas
Topics in Global Justice: Agency, Power, Policy Conference at the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Speaker Topic: "Defending the CRPD: Dignity, Flourishing, and the Universal Right to Mental Health"

May 2016: Abigail Klassen
3rd annual meeting of the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and the 6th annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, University of Texas at Dallas
Speaker Topic: "What is Non-Inevitability?"

April 2016: Michael Montess

“Non-human Rights and Mind-Reading: Empathy, Moral Agency and Personhood” at the York University Graduate Philosophy Conference in.

April 2016: Abigail Klassen
Long Island Philosophical Society, Molloy College
Speaker Topic: "Revisiting Non-Inevitability"

April 2016: Andrew Molas
20th Anniversary York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) Student Symposium - Health's Borders, York University
Speaker Topic: "Defending the CRPD: Dignity, Flourishing, and the Universal Right to Mental Health"

March 2016: Abigail Klassen
New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Speaker Topic: “Revisiting 'Non-Inevitability' in Social Construction”

March 2016: Andrew Molas
Happiness 2nd Global Meeting: The Happiness Project in Budapest, Hungary
Speaker Topic: “J.S. Mill: Utility, Liberty, and the State’s Obligation to Promote Human Flourishing"

March 2016: Andrew Molas
Storytelling, Illness and Medicine - 11th Global Meeting of the Health Project in Budapest, Hungary
Speaker Topic: “Breaking Down Barriers: Applying Lugones’ Concept of ‘World Travelling’ to Reduce Stigma Associated with Schizophrenia”

March 2016: Elisabeth Paquette
PhiloSOPHIA: a feminist society 7th Annual Meeting: Bio: Feminist Philosophies of Life. Denver (CO).
Speaker Topic: “The Poetics of Being Human: The role of poetics in the writings of Sylvia Wynter”

February 2016: Abigail Klassen
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Speaker Topic: "What's non-inevitable about social constructions?"

January 2016: Andrew Molas
Happiness, Well-Being and the Good Life: Perspectives and Applications Conference at the University of Southern Denmark
Speaker Topic: “J.S. Mill: Utility, Liberty, and the State’s Obligation to Promote Human Flourishing"

January 2016: Elisabeth Paquette
Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Society for LGBTQ Philosophy. Washington (DC).
Speaker Topic: “The Literary Subject and Sites of Resistance: Monique Wittig’s Literary Practices”

2015

2015

November 2015: Andrew Molas
Sixth World Conference on Metaphysics at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain
Speaker Topic: “Breaking Down Barriers: Applying Lugones' Concept of ‘World Travelling’ to Reduce Stigma Associated with Schizophrenia”

November 2015: Andrew Molas
Schizophrenia and Common Sense International Workshop at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Speaker Topic: “Breaking Down Barriers: Applying Lugones' Concept of ‘World Travelling’ to Reduce Stigma Associated with Schizophrenia”

October 2015: Abigail Klassen
Workshop on Feminist Ontology
Speaker Topic: “A Response to Asta Sveinsdottir's 'Social Construction as Social Significance'”

October 2015: Andrew Molas
67th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference at North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Speaker Topic: “The Role of Therapeutic Empathy in an Interpretative Epistemology”

September 2015: Andrew Molas
Fifth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Speaker Topic: "The Role of Therapeutic Empathy in an Interpretative Epistemology”

June 2015: Olivia Sultanescu
Congrès International de la Société de Philosophie Analytique, Montréal, Canada
Speaker Topic: "Meaning Facts, Natural Facts, and Normativity"

June 2015: Elisabeth Paquette
Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Ottawa, Ottawa (ON).
Speaker Topic: “The Anti-Humanist Humanism of Sylvia Wynter”

June 2015: Abigail Klassen
LOGOS: Research Group in Analytic Philosophy, University of Barcelona
Speaker Topic:"Nuancing Relativism by Rethinking Identity: Foucault, Dewey, and Alcoff"

June 2015: Abigail Klassen
Moral Progress - Concept, Measurement, and Application, VU University, Amsterdam
Speaker Topic: "The Snafu That is Progress"

June 2015: Abigail Klassen
Civilizational Values at the Crossroads, International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Speaker Topic: "Debunking Social Constructionism"

June 2015: Elisabeth Paquette
Caribbean Philosophical Association: Shifting the Geographies of Reason XII: Technologies of Liberation, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Speaker Topic: “Aboriginal Women and Colonial Violence in the Canadian Context”

May 2015: Andrew Molas
Canadian Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (CS-IVR), University of Ottawa.
Speaker Topic: "The Harm Principle: Comparing Husak and Simester & von Hirsch's Conception of Harm"

April 2015: Andrew Molas
LSU Graduate Philosophy Conference 2015, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Speaker Topic:  “Silent Voices, Hidden Knowledge: Lorraine Code’s Ecological Thinking and The Role of Advocacy for Mental Health”

April 2015: Olivia Sultanescu
Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, Canada
Speaker Topic: Some Reflections on the Natural Origins of Content

March 2015: Abigail Klassen
New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society, Houston, Texas
Speaker Topic: "Debunking Either/Or Logics and Relativisms: Reading Dewey and Foucault on Self-Understanding and Social Identity"

March 2015: Andrew Molas
Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE) Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference, "Changing the World through Philosophy," Carleton University, Ottawa
Speaker Topic:  “Silent Voices, Hidden Knowledge: Lorraine Code’s Ecological Thinking and The Role of Advocacy for Mental Health”

March 2015: Elisabeth Paquette
New Encounters in French and Italian Thought, 20th Annual Conference Sponsored by the Philosophy Graduate Student Union Villanova University, Philadelphia (PA).
Speaker Topic: “The Anti-Humanist Humanism of Sylvia Wynter and Alain Badiou”

March 2015: Elisabeth Paquette
American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle (WA).
Speaker Topic: “Julia Kristeva and the Maternal”

February 2015: Andrew Molas
2015 Ryerson Graduate Philosophy Conference, “Philosophy in Practice,” Ryerson University, Toronto
Speaker Topic:  “Silent Voices, Hidden Knowledge: Lorraine Code's Ecological Thinking and The Role of Advocacy for Mental Health”

February 2015: Abigail Klassen
Eighth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress, Clayton State University, Georgia
Speaker Topic:  "Eliminative Materialism, Science, 'Nature', and Performative Contradictions"

January 2015: Abigail Klassen
Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences, London School of Economics
Speaker Topic: “Fodor and Papineau on Physicalism in the Social Sciences”

2014

November 2014: Abigail Klassen
The Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP), Dublin, Ireland
Speaker Topic: "The Social Construction of 'Woman': Emancipation or Snafu?"

November 2014: Abigail Klassen
Florida Philosophical Association, University of South Florida, Tampa
Speaker Topic: "Deconstructing Social Constructionism"

October 2014: Abigail Klassen
Indiana Philosophical Association, Indiana University-Purdue University
Speaker Topic: "Debunking Social Constructionism"

October 2014: Elisabeth Paquette
Annual Conference for the Midwest Society for Woman in Philosophy, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
Speaker Topic: “Formalizing the Subject: Monique Wittig and the Emergence of the New Subject”

September 2014: Josh Mugg
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic:  "Faith Requires Belief, but Rationality does not Require Truth-Aiming"

September 2014: Olivia Sultanescu
Perspectives on Intentionality (conference organized under the auspices of the project Representationalism or Anti-representationalism? Perspectives on Intentionality from Philosophy and Cognitive Science, supported by the Norwegian Research Council), Norway
Speaker Topic: “Can the constitutive question receive a substantive answer?”

August 2014: Elisabeth Paquette
Pittsburgh Summer Symposium in Continental Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Speaker Topic: “Alain Badiou and the Feminine”

August 2014: David Rocheleau-Houle
Eighth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, University of Bucharest
Speaker Topic: "Modest Expressivism and the Propositionalist Framework"

June 2014: Josh Mugg
Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic: "Two is not Better than One: A Rival Hypothesis to Dual-System Reasoning"

June 2014: Elisabeth Paquette
Diverse Lineages of Existentialism: Africana, Feminist, and Continental Philosophy, St. Louis, MO
Speaker Topic: “On Freedom and Political Responsibility in Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity”

June 2014: Olivia Sultanescu
Congrès de la Société de Philosophie du Québec (Symposium: La normativité : découverte ou invention?), 12-15 May 2014, Concordia University, Montreal (Canada)
Speaker Topic:  “Normativité et dispositions”

June 2014: Olivia Sultanescu
Cracow Workshop in Analytic Philosophy: Normativity of Meaning, Belief, and Knowledge, Cracow (Poland)
Speaker Topic: “Primitive normativity and justification”

May 2014: Andrew Molas
Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World Conference at York University.
Speaker Topic: "The 'Feminine World' Situated in the 'Masculine Universe': Discussing the Development of 'Woman' in Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex"

May 2014: Josh Mugg
Canadian Philosophical Association
Speaker Topic: "Two is not Better than One: A Rival Hypothesis to Dual-System Reasoning"

May 2014: Josh Mugg
Canadian Philosophical Association (Concordia)
Speaker Topic: "Comment on ‘A Dual-Process Theory of Mind’ by Linda Cochrane"

April 2014:  Elisabeth Paquette
Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Diego
Speaker Topic: "Beauvoir and the Limits of Political Responsibility"

March 2014: Josh Mugg
Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Meeting
Speaker Topic:  "Faith Requires Belief, but Rationality does not Require Truth-Aiming"

March 2014: Elisabeth Paquette
The Kristeva Circle, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Speaker Topic: “A Dialogue between Kristeva and Wittig: Transgressing the Category of Woman”

March 2014: Elisabeth Paquette
Feminism: Body, Image, Power; 19th Annual Philosophy Conference, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA “Difference by Degrees and the Void: A Conversation Between Grosz and Badiou.” On a panel entitled: “Collective Becoming: History, Life, and Political Identity" with Andrea Pitts and Casey Ford.

2013

October 24, 2013: David Rocheleau-Houle
Les Troisièmes Journées de Métaéthique, Université Catholique de Louvain
Speaker Topic: "Le Constructivisme Humien de Street et l"expressivisme moral"

October 4 – 5, 2013: Andrew Molas
The 65th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference at the Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
Speaker Topic: Discussing the Nature of Dementia and Issues Concerning Advance Directives
www.pacificu.edu/as/philosophy/65thNWConference/schedule.cfm

October 2013: Joshua Mugg
First Annual Philosopher's Cocoon Philosophy Conference, October 2013
Speaker Topic: What is a Historical A Priori? by David Pena-Guzman (Emory)

October 2013: Joshua Mugg
First Annual Philosopher's Cocoon Philosophy Conference
Speaker Topic: A Defense of the Dispositional Account of Modality from the Modal Problem of Constitution

September 20 - 22, 2013: Elisabeth Paquette
Politics at the Limits of Civil Society: A Conference in Political Philosophy,
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Speaker Topic: On The Limits of Political Representation: A Badiouian Critique of Irigara

September 3-4, 2013: Abigail Klassen
First Joint European/American Conference, European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS/PSSRT), University of Venice, Ca'  Foscari, Venice
Speaker Topic: Social Constructionism and the Possibility of Emancipation

September  2013: Michelle Ciurria
The Centre for Research Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM), Montreal, Quebec
Speaker Topic: Situationism, Responsibility, and Blame

August 5-9, 2013: Elisabeth Paquette
The Second Annual City Seminar, held in New York, New York
Speaker Topic: Willing the Will: An Account of Conversion in Augustine's Confessions

August 2013: Michelle Ciurria
Obedience to Authority Conference: Milgram's Experiments 50 Years On, Bracebridge, Canada
Speaker Topic: Situationism and Virtue Ethics: A Case for Compatibility

August  2013: Joshua Mugg
Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Speaker Topic: Simultaneous Contradictory Belief and the Two-System Hypothesis'

July 28 - August 3, 2013: Abigail Klassen
Hermeneutics of Science and Technology - A Reconsideration. Twentieth Anniversary Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, Vienna at the Castle Hotel Wilhelminenberg and at the Lagymanyos Campus of the Eotvos University, Budapest
Speaker Topic: Social Constructionism and Emancipation: A Covertly Aporetic Relationship

July 2013: Lukasz Kurowski
Talk presented at the Canadian Society for the Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, University of Calgary, Canada
Speaker Topic: Taking a jab at the "hard problem"

July 2013: Joshua Mugg
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic: Are Two Minds Better Than One

July 2013: Joshua Mugg
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic: Simultaneous Contradictory Belief and the Two-System Hypothesis'

July 1-3, 2013: Olivia Sultanescu
7th Latin Meeting in Analytic Philosophy, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Speaker Topic: Is There Genuine Intentionality in Perception?  An Examination of Burge's View

June 2013: Joshua Mugg
Paper Swap at Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic: Simultaneous Contradictory Belief and the Two-System Hypothesis'

June 2013: Lukasz Kurowski
Talk presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, San  Diego,  USA.
Speaker Topic: Taking a jab at the "hard problem"

June 17, 2013: Abigail Klassen
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence: School of Social Science. University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Speaker Topic: On the Very Notion of Social Constructionism as an Emancipatory Tool

May 27 - 30, 2013: Michelle Ciurria
Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) 8th International Conference on Philosophy, Athens, Greece
Speaker Topic: The Standard of The Reasonbale Person: An Avoidability Approach

May 23 - 25, 2013: Abigail Klassen
5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Speaker Topic: On the Very Notion of Social Constructionism as an Emancipatory Tool

May 4, 2013: Elisabeth Paquette
Philosophia: A feminist society 7th Annual Meeting, Bio: Feminist Philosophies of Life, Banff, Alberta
Speaker Topic: The Experience of the Body as Mediating Relations

February 21, 2013: Elisabeth Paquette
Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, New Orleans,
Speaker Topic: On Flesh and Touching in The Second Sex

February 2013: Joshua Mugg
Central American Philosophical Association
Speaker Topic: A Defense of the Dispositional Account of Modality from Modal Problem of Constitution

January 11 - 13, 2013: Khameiel Al-Tamimi
Fourth International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment , Doha, Qater at the Qatar National Convention Centre
Speaker Topic: Comparative Analysis on John Rawls and Chaim Perelman (To be published in the conference E-book Proceedings)

January 2013: Joshua Mugg
Poster at Animal Consciousness and Pain Workshop, York University
Speaker Topic: Dispositional Higher-Order Thought and Critter Consciousness

2012

December 2012: Joshua Mugg
Eastern American Philosophical Association
Speaker Topic: What are the Cognitive Costs of Racism? A Reply to Tamar Gendler

November 10, 2012: Elisabeth Paquette
Annual Conference for the Midwest Society for Woman in Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Speaker Topic: On Flesh and Touching in the Second Sex

November 1-4, 2012: Marc Champagne
37th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Toronto
Speaker Topic: A Necessary Condition for Proof of Abiotic Semiosis

October 19-21, 2012: Andrew Parker
Western Canadian Philosophical Association, Victoria, B.C.
Speaker Topic: Hacker's Davidson: On Incommensurability

October 18-20, 2012: Abigail Klassen
66th Annual Mountain Plains Philosophy Conference, Storm Lake, Iowa
Speaker Topic: On the Very Possibility of Sharing an Intention

September 2012: Joshua Mugg
Meeting of German Society for Analytic Philosophy
Speaker Topic: Why Dispositions and Not Higher-Order Properties

August 27, 2012: Abigail Klassen
University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) "Scientific Knowledge and the Transgression of Boundaries"
Speaker Topic: The Boundaries of the Scientific and Discoverable, the Artefactual and Constructable or What There is and What There Might Be

July 3-4, 2012: Marc Champagne and Ryan Tonkens
The Machine Question: AI, Ethics, and Moral Responsibility, symposium held jointly by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) and the International Association of Computing and Philosophy (IACAP), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Speaker Topic: Bridging the Responsibility Gap in Automated Warfare

July 2012: Lukasz Kurowski
Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Brighton, U.K.
Speaker Topic: The Evolutionary Ancestry of Phenomenal Consciousness

June 2012: Lukasz Kurowski
Poster presented at the Canadian Society for the Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Queen's University, Canada
Speaker Topic: The Evolutionary Ancestry of Phenomenal Consciousness

June 2012: Joshua Mugg
Poster at meeting of Society of Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic: What are the Cognitive Costs of Racism? A Reply to Tamar Gendler

May 27 - 29, 2012: Marc Champagne
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) annual conference,  Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Ontario.
Speaker Topic: Psillos Thinks We Ought To Be Realists. But Why?

May 27 - 30, 2012: Marc Champagne
Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) annual congress, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Ontario
Speaker Topic: Stuck Between Two Soup Cans: Limits of Rational Decision

May 24 - 26, 2012: Marc Champagne
Mind, Language and Cognition: Historical Perspectives, inaugural meeting of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton
Speaker Topic: Russell, History and the Newman Problem

May 10 - 12, 2012: Khameiel Al-Tamimi
Fourth Biennial meeting of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Speaker Topic: A Feminist Critique of the Universal Audience

May 3, 2012: Michelle Ciurria
PGSA Conference 2012, York University, Toronto
Speaker Topic: Situationism, Responsibility and Blame

May 2012: Joshua Mugg
Meeting of Canadian Philosophical Association
Speaker Topic: What are the Cognitive costs of Racism? A reply to Tamar Gendler

March 10, 2012: Michelle Ciurria
Center of Value and Ethics (COVE) Graduate Ethics Conference 2012, Carleton University, Ottawa
Speaker Topic: Situationism, Responsibility and Blame

March 3, 2012: Abigail Klassen 
SAGA Knotty Encounters Interdisciplinary, Graduate Student Conference, York University, North York
Speaker Topic: Indigenous Worldviews versus Philosophy: The Politics of Knowing

March 2 -3, 2012: Marc Champagne
Imitation, Emulation and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World, 33rd Colloquium of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Speaker Topic: John Poinsot On Why Mental Signs (Presumably) Can Never Fully Resemble Their Objects

2011

October 12 - 16, 2011: Michael Braund
Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA 2011) Banff, Alberta
Speaker Topic: Dragonfly

October 8-9, 2011: Marc Champagne
6th Annual Arche/CSMN Graduate Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Speaker Topic: Is the Functionalist Account of Truth Too Good to Be True?

July 6-10, 2011: Michael Braund and Daniel Hambleton
Conference: International Conference on Perception and Action (hosted by the International Society for Ecological Psychology), Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Speaker Topic: "Dragonfly: An Ecological Approach to Digital Architectural Design"

July 4 - 6, 2011: Ryan Tonkens
International Association of Computing and Philosophy Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Speaker Topic: Refuting the Reasons in Favour of Automated Warfare

June 2011: Joshua Mugg
Meeting of Canadian Philosophical Association, June 2011
Speaker Topic: Fundamentally A Posteriori Modal Knowledge' by Margot Strohminger (Saint Andrews)

May 2011: Michael Bruand and Daniel Hambleton
Invited talk: Architecture in Combination Speaker Series, University of Toronto
Speaker Topic: Form Ever Follows Function: Affordance-Structures in Digital Environments

May 30 - June 2, 2011: Ryan Tonkens
Canadian Philosophical Association  University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Speaker Topic: The Ethics of Automated Warefare

May 30 - June 1, 2011: Ryan Tonkens
Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics Fredericton, NB
Speaker Topic: Just Automated Warfare

May 30, 2011: Daniel J. McArthur and Marc Champagne
Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Speaker Topic: Addressing the Stance Stance: Voluntarism in Realism and Empiricsm

May 28, 2011: Michelle Ciurria
Law and Philosophy Graduate Conference 2011, Rights and Cultural Diversity,
University of Stirling, Scotland
Speaker Topic: Complicity and Criminal Liability in Rwanda: A Situationist Critique

May 26-29, 2011: Ryan Tonkens
Technology & Security: Society for Philosophy and Technology Biennial Conference. University of North Texas, Dallas, USA.
Speaker Topic 1: Just automated warfare: The ethics of robotic war
Speaker Topic 2: Why good parents would not fulfill their moral obligation to genetically enhance their unborn children.

May 13 - 15, 2011: Daniel J. McArthur and Marc Champagne
Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science, conference presented by the Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine (University of Chicago) and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (University of Toronto), Victoria College, Toronto, Canada
Speaker Topic: When Constraints Fail to Constrain: A Critical Look at Ross and Ladyman's Information Theoretic Structural Realism

May 5-6, 2011: Marc Champagne
4th annual PGSA Conference, York University, Toronto
Speaker Topic: One's a Crowd? A Critical Look at Greenwood's Delimitation of the Social

May 2011: Joshua Mugg
Meeting of Canadian Philosophical Association
Speaker Topic: A Polanyian Socialization of Tacit Knowledge

April 8-9, 2011: Nicolae Irina
2011 Conference of the Graduate Philosophy Society at Emory: Philosophy as a Way of Life Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Speaker Topic: The Socratic Task: Pierre Hadot and Kierkegaard's Method of Indirect Communication

April 2-3, 2011: Presenters include: Matthew Crippen, Claudio Duran, Helen Fielding, Stephen Horne, J. Keeping, Matthew King, Tristan Laing, Lani Maestro, David McFarlane, Gary McNeely, Ellen Miller, Astrida Neimanis, Diego Nigro, Ed Pien, Mar'yana Svarnyk, and Francine Wynn.
A conference at York University, Toronto, bringing together people working in fields such as philosophy, the visual arts,  music, and nursing, whose thinking and practice have been influenced by Sam Mallin's body–hermeneutic phenomenological method and its results, to collaboratively develop lines of thought they open up.
For program details, see sites.google.com/site/bodyphilosophyart/

April 2011: Joshua Mugg
Windsor's 7th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conferenc
Speaker Topic: A Polanyian Socialization of Tacit Knowledge

March 2011: Mohamad Al-Hakim
Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism Series, Osgoode Law School/
York University
Speaker Invited Commentary: Commentary on Anver Emon’s ‘Sharia in the Post-Imperial/Post-Colonial Muslim World: Legal Pluralism and the Contest for Legitimacy’

March 2011: Joshua Mugg
De Philosophia and University of Ottawa's Graduate Student Conference
Speaker Topic: A Polanyian Socialization of Tacit Knowledge

March 2011: Joshua Mugg
Meeting of Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Speaker Topic: Thinking Through Behavioral Triangulation

March 25 - 26, 2011: Abigail Klassen
De Philosophia, 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
Speaker Topic: Searle's We-Intentions, Collective Intentionality, and the Social Sciences"

March 17 - 19, 2011: Marc Champagne
Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, 22nd Annual Conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
Speaker Topic: Must An Icon Be Broken In Order To Function Properly?

March 10-12, 2011: Nicolae Irina
International Conference; "Existential Philosophy and Ethics" Sartre Society and the Institute of Philosophy, Free University, Berlin, Germany
Speaker Topic: "Works of Love" and Kierkegaard's Ethical Standpoint

March 9, 2011: Abigail Klassen
Forum d'études et de recherches autochtones de l'Université d'Ottawa, Graduate Student Workshop in Indigenous Studies
Speaker Topic: "Aboriginal" Rights, Worldviews versus Philosophy, and the Limits of  Intercultural Dialogue"

March 4,  2011: Marc Champagne 
10th annual conference of the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture, Ryerson University, Toronto
Speaker Topic: Semiotic Inquiry: A Thousand and a Half Years of Vitality

January 2011: Khameiel Al-Tamimi
Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA). University of Windsor
Speaker Topic: A Gendered Analysis of the Role of Authority in Argumentation
(Published in the OSSA conference proceedings)

January 2011: Joshua Mugg
York University Faculty of Graduate Student Colloquium
Speaker Topic: Thinking Through Behavioral Triangulation

2010

December 2010: Joshua  Mugg
Western Michigan University Graduate Conference
Speaker Topic: Can Semantic Relativism Make Sense of Faultless Disagreement'
by Ariadna Pop (Columbia)

December 2010: Mohamad Al-Hakim
Between Rawls and Religion International Conference, LUISS University & John Cabot University, Italy
Speaker Topic: ‘A Nonpublic Defense of Public Reason’

November 12 - 13, 2010: Marc Champagne
Epistemology in the Early Analytic Tradition, International Symposium organized by the Canadian Society for Epistemology (CSE), Carleton University, Ottawa
Speaker Topic: Remedying a Lacuna in Russell's Early Analysis of Objectivity

September 10 - 12, 2010: Mike Braund
Consciousness and Experimental Psychology (CEP) British Psychological Society, St. Anne's College, Oxford University
Speaker Topic: From Mechanism to Dynamic Structures: The Reciprocity of Ecological Perception

September 10 - 12, 2010:  Marc Champagne
Consciousness and Experimental Psychology (CEP) British Psychological Society, St. Anne's College, Oxford University
Speaker Topic: Organisms, Values, and Umwelten: Locating Normativity in the Natutral Order

September 2010: Mohamad Al-Hakim
International Criminalization Conference, Queen’s Law School
Speaker Invited Commentary: Commentary on  Ron Levi and Heather Schoenfeld's 'Institutionalizing International Criminal Law: Criminalization as a Big, Slow Moving Process'

Date: TBA, 2010: Tristan Laing
EPTC Congress, Location: TBA
Speaker Topic: Working on the Turn: Heidegger's Neitzsche 1 and 2 in the light of Contributions.

July 24 -26, 2010:  Ryan Tonkens
North American meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg
Speaker Topic: On the Creation of  Virtuous Machines

July 2-4, 2010: Ryan Tonkens
Society for Applied Philosophy (SAP) Anuual Conference, Oxford, U.K.
Speaker Topic: The Virtues and Vices of Rigging the Natural Lottery.

June 27 - July 1, 2010: Nicolae Irina 
The Sixth International Kierkegaard Conference, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA.
Speaker Topic: Ethical Responsibility and Faith: Reconsidering the Actuality of Kierkegaard's Standpoint.

June 9-12, 2010: Ryan Tonkens 
Canadian Bioethics Society annual conference, Kelowna, B.C.
Speaker Topic: A Parent-Centered Approach to Prenatal Genetic Alteration.

May 30 - June 2, 2010: Ryan Tonkens
Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal
Speaker Topic: A Vindication of the Precautionary Principle

May 28-30, 2010: Nathan Harron
Canadian Association for Food Studies, Congress 2010: "Connected Understanding"
Speaker Topic: Why don't we know?: Epistemology of ignorance and the modern food system.

May 28-30, 2010: Marc Champagne and Daniel J. McArthur
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science's annual conference, Concordia University, Montreal
Speaker Topic: On Structural Realism's Optimistic Meta-Induction.

May 22-23, 2010: Serife Tekin
Association for the Advancement of Philosophy an Psychiatry (AAPP) conference on "Philosophical Issues in Evidence-Based Psychiatry", New Orleans, USA
Speaker Topic: Evidence in psychiatry: a case for patient memoirs.

May 12, 2010: Jeremy Petch
Canadian Association for Health Service and Policy Research annual conference:
Speaker Topic: Diverse Inclusive Governance: A New Approach to Aboriginal Health Governance.

April 15-17, 2010: Serife Tekin
Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) annual meeting, Atlanta, USA (Recipient of the SSPP Graduate Travel Award)
Speaker Topic: Self, narratives and mental disorder.

April 13-17, 2010: Brandon Fenton
Towards a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, Arizona
Speaker Topic: Epiphenomenalism meets Qualia in Practical Deliberation and Action: Seeing isn't Believing?

March 13, 2010:  Nathan Harron
University of Guelph Philosophy Graduate Student's Association Conference: 'Bodies in the World"
Speaker Topic: Understanding Obesity: risk and responsibility assumed.

February 2010: Mohamad Al-Hakim
Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism Series, Osgoode Law School/York University
Speaker Invited Commentary: Commentary on Andrew March’s ‘Is Modern Religious Liberty Sufficient for the Islamic Legal Maqsad (‘Ultimate Objective’) of Hifz al-din (‘Preserving Religion’)?

January 2010: Khameiel Al-Tamimi
University of Windsor's Graduate Student Conference, University of Windsor
Speaker Topic: A Feminist Reading of Aristotle's Rhetoric

Winter 2010: Joshua Mugg
York University Philosophy Symposium
Speaker Topic: Arguments from Shoemaker Shown to Support the Identity Theory

2009

November 20 - 22, 2009: Matthew Crippen
150 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Impact on the Humanities and Social Sciences
at San Diego State University
Speaker Topic: William James and his Darwinian Defense of Freewill

November 6 - 7, 2009: Marc Champagne
Concepts of Knowledge, international symposium organized by the Canadian Society for Epistemology (CSE), Carleton University, Ottawa
Speaker Topic: Knowledge: An Offer You Can't Refuse

November 6-8, 2009: Susan Dieleman
Concerned Philosophers for Peace at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
Speaker Topic: How to Achieve Justice: Rorty on Redescription and Justification

October 22-24, 2009: Susan Dieleman
Hypatia: 25th Anniversary Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Speaker Topic: Revisiting Rorty: Developing Feminist-Pragmatist Epistemic Resources

August 2009: Mohamad Al-Hakim
Moral Responsibility International Conference, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Speaker Topic: Agent Responsibility in Hate Motivated Crimes

May 2009: Mohamad Al-Hakim
Canadian Philosophical Association, Carleton University
Speaker Topic: Dworkin's Home Within Islam

January 2009: Khameiel Al-Tamimi
Ontario Society for The Study of Argumentation (OSSA), University of  Windsor
Speaker Topic: Feminist Alternatives to Traditional Argumentation. (Published in the OSSA conference proceedings)

2007

November 2007: Mohamad Al-Hakim 
Freedom of Expression and Dialogue between Cultures and Religions Colloquium, Laurentian University
Speaker Topic:  ‘Liberalism, Value Pluralism, and the Need for Cultural Recognition’

June 2007: Mohamad Al-Hakim
Global Citizenship Conference, McMaster University
Speaker Topic: ‘Authority and Islamaphobia’