2016 Keynote Speakers

Lydia Moland, Colby College

Lydia L. Moland is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She is the author of Hegel on Political Identity: Patriotism, Nationality, Cosmopolitanism (Northwestern University Press, 2011) and of numerous articles on Hegel’s political philosophy and philosophy of art, including “‘And Why Not?’ Hegel, Comedy, and the End of Art” (Verifiche, forthcoming); “A Hegelian Approach to Global Poverty” (Hegel and Global Justice, Springer, 2012); “An Unrelieved Heart: Hegel, Tragedy, and Schiller’s Wallenstein” (New German Critique, 2011); and “History and Patriotism in Hegel’s Rechtsphilosophie” (History of Political Thought, 2007). She is currently working on a comprehensive interpretation of Hegel’s aesthetics. In 2015, she was the recipient of a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to fund research at the Freie Universität in Berlin on a new project entitled The Prosaic Divine: Humor in the German Age of Aesthetics.

Jacob Howland, University of Tulsay

Jacob Howland is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa, where he has taught since 1988.  A past winner of the University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Littauer Foundation, and the Earhart Foundation, and has lectured in Israel, France, England, Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Norway, and at universities around the United States.  He has published roughly forty articles on the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, and Kierkegaard, among others.  His most recent book is Plato and the Talmud (Cambridge 2011).  His other books are Kierkegaard and Socrates: A Study in Philosophy and Faith (Cambridge 2006), The Paradox of Political Philosophy: Socrates’ Philosophic Trial (1998) and The Republic: The Odyssey of Philosophy (1993 and 2004); all three have been or are being translated into Chinese.  He edited A Long Way Home: The Story of a Jewish Youth, 1939-1948, by Bob Golan (2005), and is currently writing another book on Plato’s Republic