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Participants in 2018 NEH Workshop

The EPG leads initiatives to connect more specialized academic research in ethics, epistemology and metaphysics to broad and timely public debates about human flourishing. Some programs are Notre Dame-based (for instance, the GGL Fellows program for undergraduates and a Pedagogy Workshop for grad students and faculty). And you can read a recent story about our GGL course here.

We also currently lead three major national/international projects funded by outside grants:

Philosophy as a Way of Life (Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). $806k, 2018-2021.

Philosophy and Religion Engaged with the Public Pilot Project (Funded by the John Templeton Foundation). $234k, 2018-2019.

Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life (Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). Co-PIs: Stephen Grimm (Fordham) and Steve Angle (Wesleyan). $137k, 2017-2018.

The EPG collaborates with a large network of philosophers, theologians, psychologists, non-profits, and scholars in related humanities fields. And we host several annual programs to bring scholars together for research and curriculum development. For more information, you can contact our team at philife-at-nd-dot-edu.

Meet Our ND-Based EPG Team:

Justin leading a meeting on assessment.
  • Principal Investigator: Meghan Sullivan
  • Program Coordinator: Justin Christy (PhD 2018, Notre Dame)
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow: Paul Blaschko (PhD 2018, Notre Dame)
  • PhD Student: Ting Cho Lau (5th Year)
  • Mellon PhD Student: Ross Jensen (3rd Year)
  • Mellon PhD Student: Josh Barthuly (2nd Year)
  • Undergrad RAs: Sam Kennedy, Lihao Yan, Julia French, and Conrad Palor.
  • Spring 2019 GGL Undergrad Co-Chairs: Emma Shimek, Haley Holden, and Ryan Cook.

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