Tulane Home Tulane Shield logo linking to site home page

Murphy Institute Events

CEPA Public Lecture: Serene J. Khader

Serene J. Khader

Jay Newman Chair in Philosophy of Culture, Brooklyn College & Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies, CUNY Graduate Center


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel

1229 Broadway New Orleans, LA 70118

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Open To: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Event Type: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

Sponsored By: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs , Murphy Institute

More Information

Serene J. Khader is the Jay Newman Chair in Philosophy of Culture at Brooklyn College and Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Khader's research interests are in the values that underlie feminist theory and political practice--especially on issues related to women in the global South.

Professor Khader's two books, Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic (2018) and Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment (2011), were published by Oxford University Press. She has also published her research in top-rated journals, including the Journal of Moral PhilosophyHypatia, and the Journal of Global Ethics.

Professor Khader's current project is a trade book, "The Freedom  Myth," about why we need to stop thinking feminism's core value is freedom and start thinking it is equality.

A reception will follow the lecture. 

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.