Uehiro Lectures 2021

The Persistence of Racism in Liberal Societies: Education, Health Care, and Policing (Professor Howard McGary)

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to ongoing uncertainty around the global pandemic, the 2021 Annual Uehiro Lectures are further postponed until late 2022. 

We look forward to welcoming Professor Howard McGary to Oxford to deliver the 2021 lectures in person in the near future.

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

Dates: TBC

Venue: Mathematical Institute, Lecture Theatre 1
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (550)
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG

We hope to be able to offer them as both online and in-person events. The Uehiro Lectures are open to the public and all will be welcome to attend. Please adhere to any COVID guidelines or restrictions that may be in place.

Speaker: Professor Howard McGary (Rutgers University)

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.

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

Lecture 1: date and time TBC

Venue: Mathematical Institute, Lecture Theatre 1
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (550)
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG

  • We hope to be able to offer them as both online and in-person events.
  • The Uehiro Lectures are open to the public and all will be welcome to attend.
  • Please adhere to any COVID guidelines or restrictions that may be in place.

Booking for in-person attendance: to follow

Registering for online attendance (Zoom): to follow

Speaker: Professor Howard McGary (Rutgers University)

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

Lecture 2: date and time TBC

Venue: Mathematical Institute, Lecture Theatre 1
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (550)
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG

  • We hope to be able to offer them as both online and in-person events.
  • The Uehiro Lectures are open to the public and all will be welcome to attend.
  • Please adhere to any COVID guidelines or restrictions that may be in place.

Booking for in-person attendance: to follow

Registering for online attendance (Zoom): to follow

Speaker: Professor Howard McGary (Rutgers University)

 

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

Lecture 3: date and time TBC

Venue: Mathematical Institute, Lecture Theatre 1
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (550)
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG

  • We hope to be able to offer them as both online and in-person events.
  • The Uehiro Lectures are open to the public and all will be welcome to attend.
  • Please adhere to any COVID guidelines or restrictions that may be in place.

Booking for in-person attendance: to follow

Registering for online attendance (Zoom): to follow

Speaker: Professor Howard McGary (Rutgers University)

 

Links to online resources, recordings, blog posts etc, will be available here once the lectures have concluded.

Details of Professor McGary's book for the Series will follow in due course.

Link to the Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics on the OUP website: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/category/academic/series/philosophy/uspe.do