Philosophy Department

Video: Philosophy faculty and students speak at OccupyMaine event

Katherine Hulit speaking among a panel of USM faculty, students, and alumni.

Professor Read and Professor Caffentzis were two of the several speakers for an OccupyMaine teach-in that happened on the Portland campus last Thursday. Set at the amphitheatre in the Woodbury Campus Center, the event was organized by philosophy student Nathan Smith.

Another philosophy student, Katherine Hulit, was one of the main speakers.

You can read more about what happened in this article from The Free Press, but you can also watch videos of Read, Hulit, and Caffentzis speaking on the philosophy department's new YouTube account.

The first two videos are embedded below:

Philosophy of Law Guest Lecturer

Lady Justice

Professor of Philosophy Robert Loudon welcomes guest lecturer Robert Ruffner, Esq. to speak in his Philosophy of Law (PHI 260) class. All USM students of philosophy and law are welcome to attend this lecture.

Thursday, November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
Robert J. Ruffner, Esq. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden’s Philosophy of Law class on November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. Ruffner, a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense, is a 1996 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Mr. Ruffner began practicing in Maine in 1999 as a Domestic Violence prosecutor with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. He then joined the litigation firm of Friedman Babcock & Gaythwaite where he practiced insurance and criminal defense. Ruffner formed his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense.

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