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Dr. Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speaker Series

This fund was established in 2021 with a generous gift from the Moosa family as well as many individual campus and community members. The goal of the series is to feature leading experts and thought leaders on a variety of pressing philosophical, social justice, and contemporary ethical issues.

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Remembering Dr. Moosa

Monday, April 25, 2022 - The inaugural event!

"Six or Seven Lessons I Have Drawn from My Long Walk with Soren Kierkegaard"
Gordon Marino, Ph.D.

Gordon Marino, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Curator of The Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College

  • 3:30 p.m. - Dedication ceremony - Kinnickinnic River Theater, 320 University Center
  • 4 p.m. - Presentation and Q/A - Kinnickinnic River Theater, 320 University Center
  • 5 p.m. - Reception, Falls Room, 4 University Center (lower level south)
Free & open to all!

News release

More about Gordon Marino—

Sponsored by the Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speaker Series Fund

Our sincere thanks for your support of this important philosophy and ethics series!

Parking and directions

Parking is available in Pay 2 Lot (south of University Center). A permit may be purchased at the parking lot pay station.

  • By late afternoon, free parking may be available along the streets, including on the side streets north of Cascade Avenue.

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The series was established in tribute to UW-River Falls philosophy professor Imtiaz Moosa, Ph.D., who taught at the university from 1989 until his unexpected passing in December 2020. The series fund will provide financial resources for an annual contemporary philosophy and ethics speaker series.

“Professor Moosa is dearly missed by our entire Falcon family,” said Dean Yohnk, dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences. “Imtiaz demonstrated a vibrant spirit, a love of teaching, a steadfast dedication to our students and a true zest for life. We believe this new series will be a meaningful and lasting tribute to a memorable educator and remarkable person.”

“Our campus community and the entire country needs rational, informed debate on important topics now more than ever,” explains Neil Kraus, chair of the History and Philosophy Department. “Our hope is that we can use the Dr. Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speaker Series to address many of the most important issues we face, including the precarious state of democracy itself.”