Fall Symposium

The Fourth Annual Felician Institute Fall Symposium–“The Ethics, Politics, and Economics of Water”–will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 between 1 and 5 pm in the Education Commons Building (First Floor) on Felician’s Rutherford campus, 227 Montross Ave., Rutherford, New Jersey 07070.

Speakers include Joshua Briemberg, Representative for Program Development, WaterAid, Britt Long, Esq., an attorney in private practice and one-time litigator for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and Donald R. Conger III, PE – Project Director with CH2M Operations & Management Services for the North Hudson Sewerage Authority. This event is co-sponsored by the Felician College Pre-Law Program and the Felician College UN Fellows Program.

Moderator: Irfan Khawaja, Director, Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs.

Welcome: Edward Ogle, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Felician College.


Past Felician Institute Fall Symposia

2014: took place Saturday, December 6 at our Rutherford campus with Robert Whitaker (author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America [Crown Publishing, 2010]), Raymond Raad (psychiatrist in private practice, New York City; and Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons), Peter Economou (Counseling Psychology, Felician College), and Christian Perring (Philosophy, Dowling College). Publication of the symposium is forthcoming in Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies, vol. 38, no. 1 (Spring 2016). The event was co-sponsored by the Felician College Department of Psychology and the Felician College Master’s Program in Counseling Psychology.

Coverage of the event from Dowling College.

Coverage of the event from Irfan Khawaja’s blog, “Policy of Truth”:
Part 1

2013: took place Saturday, November 16 at our Lodi campus with Christine Vitrano of Brooklyn College on her book, The Nature and Value of Happiness (Westview, 2013), with commentators John Kleinig (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY), and Christopher Rice (Fordham), and a response by Professor Vitrano. The symposium was published in Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies, vol. 37, no. 1 (Spring 2015). Click here and scroll down to vol. 37.1, Spring 2015.

2012: took place Saturday, October 27 at our Lodi campus, with Robert Talisse  of Vanderbilt University on his book, Democracy and Moral Conflict (Cambridge, 2009), with commentators Chris Herrera (Philosophy, Montclair State University), Steven Ross (Philosophy, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center), and Joseph Biehl (Felician College), and a response by Robert Talisse.

Steven Ross’s paper has now been published as “Review of “Democracy and Moral Conflict”, Essays in Philosophy: Vol. 14: Iss. 1, Article 9. Chris Herrera and Joseph Biehl’s papers have now been published, with a precis of the book and response by Robert Talisse, in Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies, vol. 36, no. 2 (July 2014) [scroll down].

Last modified: October 20, 2015