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Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Steering Committee

The CEPA Steering Committee is responsible for inviting guest speakers for faculty seminars and public lectures. In addition, the Steering Committee provides input regarding faculty and graduate student fellowships. The following are members of the Steering Committee:


Olivia Bailey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Bruce Brower (Chair of the Steering Committee), Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair

Ronna Burger, Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman Chair and Director of Judeo-Christian Studies and Professor of Philosophy

Alison Denham, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Jonathan Riley, Professor of Philosophy

Oliver Sensen, Associate Professor of Philosophy

David Shoemaker, Professor of Philosophy

Martyn P. Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science

Chad Van Schoelandt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Richard Velkley, Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.