Moderators for SFU's Philosophers' Cafe come from the Faculty of Education

November 30, 2011

Two professors along with a PhD student from the Faculty of Education will act as moderators for SFU’s Philosophers’ Café in the Spring 2012 term.

Dr. Kumari Beck will moderate the discussions at the Langley Philosophers’ Café. She is a resident of Fort Langley and teaches about culture, difference and social and global issues through themes of social justice in the Faculty of Education.

Dr. Heesoon Bai, the moderator for the Vancouver Philosophers’ Café, is a professor in philosophy of education at SFU.

Jason Carreiro, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, has wholly devoted his life to literature and the silence unique to it. He will moderate the discussions at the Burnaby Philosophers’ Café located at Nature's Garden Organic Deli in the Univercity/Cornerstone development.

SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue.

The moderators for these discussions come from a variety of backgrounds, including artists, schoolteachers, SFU faculty, therapists, and members of the business and legal communities.

Everyone is welcome to join these gatherings. Topics range from the absurd to the sublime, from the scholarly to the religious, and from the deeply philosophical to questions of morality and ethics.

For more information, or to see the upcoming schedule, click here.