Adam Etinson

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Some Activities

2019

Visiting Fellow - NYU Center for Bioethics (August to November, New York City). As a visiting fellow at NYU during autumn term, I will be working on new research.

Talk - "The Lure of Minimalism" - Eastern APA (January 8th, New York City). Co-panelists: S. Matthew Liao (NYU), Jiewuh Song (Seoul), and Julio Montero (Buenos Aires). I also presented this work at the UK Latin America Political Philosophy Network meeting in London, at UCL, on April 27th. [Event page]

2018

Book Launch - YTL Center, KCL (May 31st, London). A launch event for my book, Human Rights: Moral or Political? (OUP, 2018). Panelists: Anna Neistat (Amnesty International), Gerald Neuman (Harvard), and Baroness Onora O'Neill (Cambridge). [Event page]

Erasmus Teaching Fellow - Paris 1 (March 17th to 29th, Paris). I visited the Department of Philosophy at l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as an Erasmus Teaching Fellow. [Seminar description]

AHRC Fellow - Institute for Politics (March 6th to 8th, London). I participated in an AHRC fellowship training course, "Engaging With Government". [More info here]

Talk - "On Disrupting Ethnocentrism" (February 28th, Sheffield). I gave a new talk as part of a seminar series on ethnocentrism, organized by Alasdair Cochrane.

Interview - Legal-Phi. I was interviewed by Lucas Miotto (Edinburgh) for Legal-Phi, which publishes conversations with moral and legal philosophers. [Interview here]

2017

Talk - "Moral Minima" - Northwestern University (October 13-14, Chicago) @ How Demanding are Human Rights?, organized by Cristina Lafont. [Poster]

Talk - "On Falling Short" - NYU Center for Bioethics (October 6th New York [link]). I presented a new paper on the acceptance of moral failure at NYU and at The Ethics of Giving (May 23, St Andrews [link]), organized by Theron Pummer. [Video here]

Assistant Directorship - CEPPA: Beginning in September, I became the Assistant Director of CEPPA - The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews. I will be working with Theron Pummer (Director).

Talk - "What's So Special About Human Dignity?" - Groningen (March 6). This talk explores the nature of human dignity. Organized by Andreas Schmidt. [Event Page]

2016

Talk - "On Being Faithful to the 'Practice' of Human Rights: A Response to Nickel" - University of St Andrews (September 26th, St Andrews). James W. Nickel and I presented our chapter-response exchange that appears in, Human Rights: Moral or Political? (OUP, 2018). Organized by Elizabeth Ashford. [Event page]

Author Interview - A Conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar - University of Chicago (May 10th, Chicago). This was a public interview with MacFarquhar, a staff writer at the New Yorker, about her book, Strangers Drowning. [Event page]

2015

Talk - "Some Myths About Ethnocentrism" - University of Chicago (October 15th, Chicago). A presentation at the Social Theory Workshop.

Workshop - Human Rights & Human Dignity - University of Chicago (May 29th, Chicago). Co-organized a workshop with Pablo Gilabert (Concordia). Co-participants: Tom Christiano, Cristina Lafont, James W. Nickel, Laura Valentini, Suzy Kilmister, Robert Simpson, Ben Laurence, David Holiday. [Poster]

New APA Society - Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights: In 2015, I founded the Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights, which organizes panels at meetings of the American Philosophical Association. If you are interested in more news about our events, or in joining the society, feel free to contact me.

2012

Talk - "Comment on Rainter Forst's 'Toleration and Democracy'" - CUNY Graduate Center (November 14th, New York). A response to Rainer Forst, at the 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences. Organized by Carol C. Gould. [Video here]