Booking now open for the 2021 Annual Uehiro Lectures

The Oxford Uehiro Centre is delighted to announce that booking is now open for Professor Howard McGary's delayed 2021 Annual Lectures. The lectures are open to the public, and will be held in-person only in Oxford. Please book separately for each lecture at

Series title:  The Persistence of Racism in Liberal Societies:  Education, Health Care, and Policing


Howard McGary is Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and he has taught at the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research and teaching fields include: social and political philosophy, African American philosophy, and normative ethics. 

His research focuses on theories of compensatory justice, collective responsibility, and distributive justice, especially as theses theories relate to the circumstances of persons who have experienced prolonged discrimination and subjugation. He has also examined the justness of health care distribution in the United States. He is especially concerned with the plight of people who receive fewer health care benefits even though they have greater health care needs. McGary  explores the normative implications of this fact. He is also interested in developing philosophical accounts of the virtues, in particular, forgiveness. Finally, he has been exploring philosophical themes found in the works of prominent African American social and political thinkers in the 19th Century, especially Frederick Douglass.

Professor McGary serves on the editorial boards of the following publications: Encyclopedia of Ethics, The Journal of Ethics, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, The Philosophical Forum, and Social Identities. He is the Founder and Director of the Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy. His  publications include: My Larger Education, Howard McGary (editor and introduction), Booker T. Washington (author), New York: Humanity Books, 2004; Race and Social Justice, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1999; Social Justice and Local Development Policy (Robert Mier with R.P. Giloth, K.J. Moe, L. Alpen, B. Harrison, H. McGary, Jr., I. Sherr, T. Vietorisz and W. Wiewel), Sage Publications, 1993; Between Slavery and Freedom: Philosophy and American Slavery (with Bill E. Lawson), Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992, and numerous essays in journals and edited volumes.

Professor McGary has presented numerous lectures at colleges and universities in the United States and Abroad. He has held the following professional offices and positions: Executive Committee, American Philosophical Association  (APA); APA Eastern Division Program Committee, Chair, APA Committee on Blacks; Vice-President New York Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy; and he has served on the New Jersey Governor’s Character Education Commission, State of New Jersey. He was the Founder and Director of the Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy.



All three lectures will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Continuing Education, Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3920.281390929381!2d-1.266277776374928!3d51.75822637029997!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x4876c6a6f2647bfb%3A0xa7b2af7ba60e6d96!2sDepartment%20for%20Continuing%20Education%2C%20University%20of%20Oxford!5e0!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1689676353876!5m2!1sen!2suk


Registration for in-person attendance is now open on Bookwhen.


Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Since there is no charge for the event, not all registered participants attend. To compensate for this, we operate a policy of overbooking so please arrive early in order to guarantee your seat.


We regret that we are unable to offer online participation, however we aim to publish the videos on YouTube later in the year.