Public Issues Forum: Philosophy, Education, & Life

Free and open to the public:

Public Issues Forum: Philosophy, Education, and Life
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Stein Auditorium, Room 111 Nesbitt Hall, Drexel University, Office of the Provost

    Anthony J. Parrotto, Drexel University, “Navigating the Mazeway:
      Supporting the Visioning of Future Selves through
      Communities of Practice”
    Ashok Gangadean, Haverford College, “Awakening Integral Education:
      Educating for Life”
    Galen Godbey, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Douglas Porpora, Drexel University
Chair and Coordinator:
    Craig Bach, Drexel University
For further information, contact Craig Bach at or 215.571.2200.
This event is co-sponsored by the Board of Governors of the GPPC, the GPPC, and Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Haverford Event: Angle on Rights & Confucianism

The Haverford College Department of Philosophy and the Department of East Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program, presents:

The Rights Under Heaven:
Human Rights & Contemporary Confucian Confucianism

Stephen C. Angle

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 4:30pm
Gest Building 101
Haverford College

Dr Angle is Professor of Philosophy & East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University.

The talk will be preceded by tea at 4:15pm.

For more information contact Kathleen Wright at

"Philosophy on Film" Series

Join us as the GPPC brings philosophy to the silver screen:

GPPC-Sponsored “Philosophy on Film” Series
Hosted by the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

(824 West Lancaster Avenue/ Bryn Mawr, PA 19010)

Three philosophers from three area colleges present three films from three different cinematic traditions:
    March 31: Andrei Tarnovsky’s Nostalghia (Russian 1983)
      Presenter: Craig Bach, PhD
      Associate Vice Provost, Drexel University
    April 7: Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (American 1934)
      Presenter: Richard Eldridge, PhD
      Charles & Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy, Swarthmore College
    April 14: Dariesh Mehrjui’s The Cow (Iranian 1969)
      Presenter: Cornelia Tsakiridou, PhD
      Associate Professor of Philosophy, La Salle University
All sessions meet at BMFI: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $30.00 per person (for the entire 3 session series).

Register now at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute education webpage:

GPPC Community Lecture Series

The GPPC announces, open to the public and free of charge:

GPPC Community Lecture Series
“The Uses of Literature”

Cherry Hill High School East
Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Richard Kamber, PhD
Professor of Philosophy,
The College of New Jersey
“Storytelling as Art and Instinct”

Richard Eldridge, PhD
Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy
Swarthmore College
"Learning from Lyric Poetry: Friedrich Hölderlin and John Milton"

Marilyn Piety, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Drexel University and Chair, GPPC

Steven Ravitz, Chairman of the Board, Ravitz Family Forum
Eugene R. Johnson, CEO, Lourdes Health System
Vinnia Tagliaferro, General Manager, Melitta Coffee, Cherry Hill

To pre-register for this event (optional) please e-mail: and include your name and “GPPC Cherry Hill”