Cultivating an esprit de corps among the alumni by Veronique Ah Sen, Office of Corporate Relations Associate Professor Victor R Savage was appointed Acting Director of the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) on 1 February 2013. The alumnus who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Singapore, took his MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley under a Fulbright Scholarship. Besides his OAR appointment, he holds concurrent positions as an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), as well as an administrator in various groups.
The Department of Philosophy will be holding a philosophy workshop on Justice and the Ethics of Dialogue and Debate. Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2013 Time: 10am – 3.30pm Venue: Conference Room UT-25-03-06, Stephen Riady Centre (EduSports Center), U-Town, NUS ( Click here to view map ) The papers presented in this workshop investigate the topic of justice by combining both epistemic and ethico-political perspectives. While all papers draw on the writings of various philosophers (from Abhinavagupta and Dharmakirti to Peter Strawson, from Wittgenstein to Hanfeizi) and various philosophical traditions (e.g. the Marxist, Aristotelian and Confucian traditions), each paper does not simply end up with stating the Chinese vs. the Indian or vs. the Western view of justice, but each presents an argument about some or another aspect of justice that can philosophically stand on its own.