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Compass Workshop

August 12, 2019 - August 13, 2019

Compass is a two-day workshop for diverse undergraduates and terminal MA students interested in philosophy. We aim to create a relaxed and inclusive environment for students to discuss philosophical topics, network, and hone their academic skills. Our hope is that this event contribute to the greater goal of addressing under-representation in professional and academic philosophy. The workshop will feature pre-read paper discussions, panel talks with graduate students and faculty, and mentoring.

UNC’s focus for this year’s Compass workshop will be preparation for a philosophy PhD program. Alongside our other planned events, we will also be mentoring students on how to build a strong application and discussing workload, community, and life in general as a PhD student.

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5:30-7:00 PM | Dinner, Q&A with graduate student mentors
7:00-9:00 PM | Party at Audra’s house

9:30-10:00 AM | Breakfast
10:00-11:30 AM | Philosophy Discussion Session 1
11:30 AM-12:00 PM | Break, Lunch
12:00-1:15 PM | Panel: Thriving in Philosophy as a Minority (Mariska Leunissen and Kevin Richardson)
1:15-1:30 PM | Break
1:30-3:00 PM | Philosophy Discussion Session 2
3:00-3:15 PM | Break
3:15-4:45 PM | Philosophy Discussion Session 3
5:00 PM | Dinner

9:30-10:00 AM | Breakfast
10:00-11:30 AM | Philosophy Discussion Session 4
11:30 AM-12:00 PM | Break, Lunch
12:00-1:30 PM | Panel: Applying to Philosophy PhD Programs (Mariska Leunissen and Gillian Russell)
1:30-2:00 PM | Concluding Discussion, Closing Remarks


August 12, 2019
August 13, 2019
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