Symposia, Events, and Conferences

Symposia, Events, and Conferences

The Department of Philosophy features various events throughout the academic year, including colloquia to workshops, symposia, and conferences, as well as thesis defenses and events from the Student Philosophy Association Student Speaker Series [SPA] and Minorities in Philosophy Speaker Series [MAP]. The department also sponsors interdisciplinary events through CLA Scholarly Intersections [CLA], the University Art Museum [UAM], and with other programs and departments, including the German Program [GERM] and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies [MRS]: 

The Applied Ethics Forum [AEF] is the university’s primary intellectual venue for extracurricular ethical programming. Its purpose is to foster CSULB’s fundamental mission—the production (research) and dissemination (teaching) of knowledge—regarding ethical issues in applied, practical, professional settings for the benefit of all faculty, students, and community members. The Applied Ethics Forum is funded by a generous grant from the Andre Family Foundation, and features an array of speakers, conferences, and projects on topics in applied ethics each year.

Current Events 


  • Reading Group: Nietzsche [For information, contact organizer Joe Gordon.]