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Opportunity to Participate in 2013 Reischauer Lectures

The 2013 Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures will take place at Harvard on April 10, 11, and 12, featuring Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, presenting three lectures on the topic “Toward an Archaeology of Distraction.” On April 10 the theme will be “What Truly Matters?”; on April 11, “Curiosity and Distraction”; and on April 12, “Playful Science.” The public is invited to submit their thoughts on five preview elements for each lecture.
For more information, go to: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/event/2013-reischauer-lectures
See also the call for participation: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/call-participation2013-reischauer-lectures-kuriyama

Fulbright Taiwan

Some information for professors (U.S. citizenship) who might be interested.

I met today with the executive director of Fulbright Taiwan and the chair of the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University, where I am currently doing a teaching Fulbright. Both of them expressed the sentiment that this is a good association and that the U.S.-Taiwan relationship would be well-served by continuing it. Fulbright depends on the initiative of applicants, however, rather than putting out calls for participation. So they can only accommodate a philosopher if a philosopher applies. A special interest was expressed for political philosophy, especially related to the potential democratization of China. (I’m teaching American Pragmatism and Comparative Moral Psychology–at the graduate level.)  They both thought it would be a good idea to get the word out on this blog.

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