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Department of Philosophy

Distinguished Lectures

Our two endowed lecture series provide venues for the department to augment our local talent with internationally recognized experts on issues of unique relevance to future Air Force officers.

Joseph A. Reich, Sr., Distinguished Lecture on War, Morality and the Military Profession

The 2015 lecture focused on character development in an ever-changing Air Force. Hosted in the fall.

Alice McDermott Memorial Lecture in Applied Ethics

The 2016 lecture examined the sense of belonging in the profession of arms. Hosted in the spring.