Seminar co-directed by McLachlan receives funding from NEH

A seminar about the ethical and political philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas that is co-directed by James McLachlan, professor of philosophy and religion, recently received a grant of $80,994 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

James McLachlan

James McLachlan

McLachlan will co-direct the seminar with Richard Cohen of the University at Buffalo. “We’ve been doing the seminar since 2013, when we had the first one in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since then, we’ve met in Buffalo, New York; Rome, Italy; and Berkeley, California.”

A description of the most recent seminar at Berkeley can be found at

“This is the first year that we’ve had NEH funding, so it’s pretty exciting,” McLachlan said. “The seminar will take place next summer at the University at Buffalo. We are planning two more seminars in the future in Tokyo, Japan, and Lima, Peru.”

More information about the seminar can be found at McLachlan can be contacted at

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