Philosophy in Schools Conference

The Columbia University Philosophy Outreach ( – with the generous support of the Squire Foundation, the Office of the Provost, and the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College – will present a conference on Philosophy in Schools on October 16th, 2010.

The conference aims to bring representatives from graduate philosophy and education programs, and teachers, together to discuss the value of pre-college instruction of philosophy. Speakers and panels will highlight the value of philosophy in schools, lessons from existent outreach programs, and ways to raise awareness of pre-college instruction of philosophy.

For more information please see the flyer attached, and the information below. To register, please visit our website or click on the direct link below. We have a great lineup of speakers and panels planned, and we think this is going to be an amazing day. I hope to see you all there. The Columbia University Philosophy Outreach Program invites teachers, graduate students in philosophy, philosophy faculty members, and school administrators to attend.

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Beginning at 10am, Millbank Chapel, Teachers College

Squire Lecture (@ 11 am with an introduction by Roberta Israeloff):
Robert Paul Wolff, Professor Emeritus (formerly Philosophy and Afro-American Studies), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Conference Speakers:
Mitch Green, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia.

David Hansen, Professor of Philosophy & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jana Mohr Lone, Founder & Director, Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, University of Washington.

Judith Revel, Professor of Philosophy, University of Paris I – Sorbonne.

Paul Thomson, Philosopher in Residence, Columbia Secondary School.

Eric Thomas Weber, Assistant Professor, Public Policy Leadership, University of Mississippi.

Representatives from Philosophy for Children, the Center for Talented Youth, Columbia Secondary School, and philosophy outreach programs from the University of Memphis, Yale University, New York University, and Columbia University.

More Information: Please contact the conference organizers Timothy Ignaffo ( and Michael Seifried ( or visit the website of the Columbia University Philosophy Outreach Program.