A Philosophy panel discussion -

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

UWRF Year of South Korea logo
Religions of South Korea - Buddhism and Christianity

  • 3:30 p.m. reception
  • 4 p.m. discussion and Q/A

Kinnickinnic River Theater, 320 University Center, UWRF

Topic introduction
Dr. Sooh-Rhee Ryu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UWRF

Rev. Chris Myers, Pastor, First Congregational Church, River Falls
Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, Professor of Philosophy, UWRF
Ms. Youngsoo Margolis, Director of Korean Partnerships, UWRF

Free & open to all

Publicity poster

Past discussions

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016Year of Brazil 2016 logo

The Amazon: Wilderness, Technology and Society

lush green nature scene


3 p.m. Reception
3:30 p.m. Discussion

The panel & format - Each will each give a 15-minute presentation with discussion to follow.

To be discussed

  • Spectacular, richly diverse, wild and vast, is the Amazon in Brazil! 
  • What are the key geographical features of this amazing landscape? 
  • How much of it are we losing, and how much is still left intact?
  • Is Brazil morally required to leave this majestic landscape in a wild and natural state?
  • What are the uses of wilderness?
  • What would our future on earth be like without vast wilderness areas?  
  • Can we blame technology for the unparalleled degradation of our natural environment?

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014UWRF Year of China logo

Confucius' Ethics and Modern Perspectives

4 p.m. reception
4:30 p.m. discussion

Panel discussion featuring:Confucius

Moderated by Dr. Zhiguo Yang, Professor of History and Department Chair, UWRF

Topic details

Free & open to all

Discussion photos
Reception photos

Event audio (44 min.)

UWRF Year of Germany image

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Three German Intellectuals Linked to the Nazi Movement

  • Friedrich NietzscheThe Thinker
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Ingeborg Bachmann

5 p.m., Kinnickinnic River Theater
University Center Rm. 320, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Free & open to the public

Discussion contributors (see below for topic-related notes from contributors)

  • Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, Professor of Philosophy, UWRF
  • Dr. Matthew Meyer, Instructor of Philosophy, UWRF
  • Dr. Erin Trapp, Lecturer, Department of English, UWRF

Moderator—Dr. Wes Chapin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UWRF

More about the discussion
About UWRF's 2013-14 "Year of Germany" celebration

Event audio (1 hr. 15 min)



Sponsored by UWRF:

  • Year of South Korea
  • History and Philosophy Department
  • Political Science Department

Organized by

  • Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, UWRF Professor of Philosophy
  • Political Science Department

About the Year of South Korea

Driving & parking

Parking permits may be purchased in Pay 2 Lot (south of University Center).

By late afternoon, free parking may also be available on on 6th Street (near Centennial Science and Rodli Commons) and on the side streets north of Cascade Avenue.

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