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Global Georgia Lecture: Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò

Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò

"Reconsidering Reparations," Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, assistant professor of philosophy, Georgetown University. This lecture is presented as part of the Spring 2022 Global Georgia Initiative public events series of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, in partnership with the department of philosophy and the Institute for African American Studies.

Advance registration for the event, which will be conducted via Zoom webinar, is required and available here.

Táíwò completed his Ph.D. at University of California, Los Angeles. Before that, he completed BAs in Philosophy and Political Science at Indiana University.

Táíwò's theoretical work draws liberally from German transcendental philosophy, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, histories of activism and activist thinkers, and the Black radical tradition. His new book, Reconsidering Reparations, considers a novel philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice. Táíwò also is committed to public engagement and is publishing articles in popular outlets with general readership exploring intersections between climate justice and colonialism.

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