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55th Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy

About the event

“The End of Progress”
By Amy Allen
Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University

Free • Everyone welcome!

Amy Allen is a leading thinker on current issues of critical, feminist, and political theory. She is co-editor in chief of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, and editor of the book series New Directions in Critical Theory.

Professor and department head in Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Penn State University, Allen has published widely in areas of 20th-century continental philosophy; critical social theory (especially the Frankfurt School); feminist theory; and social and political theory.

The Potter Lecture will be preceded by a Foley Institute Coffee & Politics discussion with Allen on “Feminism in the Era of Trump” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at noon in Bryan Hall 308.

Events cosponsors include the WSU Philosophy Club, Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, and College of Arts and Sciences.

Since 1959, the Potter Lecture has engaged nationally and internationally prominent philosophers to speak to WSU audiences. This 55th Potter Lecture supports the University’s work in addressing large societal problems through its interdisciplinary Grand Challenges research initiatives, particularly the challenge of promoting a just and equitable society.