Philosophy Dialogue Series examines reflections on ‘Arab Spring’

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
November 3, 2011

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will focus on reflections on the Arab Spring as its discussion theme for the week of Nov. 7-11. All events are held in room 132 of the Psychology Building on campus unless otherwise noted. Events are free and open to the public. Presentations and discussions for the week will cover the following issues:

Monday, Nov. 7, 12 p.m.
The Arab Spring: An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion
Panelists TBA

Monday, Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Ethics Bowl Challenge
Texas State Ethics Bowl Team v. Graduate Students

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Rage and Rebellion Rock the Casbah
Guillermo De Hoyos, Melinda Nowak and Justin Williams (Dialogue students)

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Women and the Arab Spring
Holly Lewis (Philosophy)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m.
After Rebellion: What Lies Ahead?
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Bishop (History)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Ethics Bowl Challenge
Texas State Ethics Bowl Team v. Graduate Students

Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m.
Politics in the Arab World
Snehal Shingavi (Professor of English, University of Texas)

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, New York Times, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, University Honors Program, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs.

For additional information please contact the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285, or via email at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at