Foster your intellectual life beyond the classroom.
The Institute of Philosophic Studies, which is the Ph.D. granting division of the
University, holds a colloquium at the beginning of each semester that represents the
culmination of the IPS Core Course given in the preceding semester. The IPS Colloquia
are modeled after the academic conferences held elsewhere that graduate students will
be attending as part of their careers as teachers. Three panels of three papers each
are presented over the course of one afternoon by nine of the students who took the
core course in the preceding semester. The papers are followed by a reception and
dinner, and conversation continues into the evening, as the faculty and students discuss
the content of the afternoon's sessions and take advantage of the opportunity to meet
and talk outside of the ordinary environs of classrooms and faculty offices.