"Ontologies of Eco-Kin: Indigenous World Sense/ing"

Dr. Esme Murdock, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies
Friends of the Forms 45th Annual Philosopher-in-Residence
San Diego State University
October 14, 2021


"First Friday Forum with the Lucas Brothers"

Kenny and Keith Lucas, comedians, actors, and co-writers of "Judas and the Black Messiah"
with Lawrence Ware, Assistant Director of Africana Studies
April 2, 2021


"Critical Conversations: Separate Together"

Kiese Laymon, Writer and Professor of English at the University of Mississippi
Damon Young, Writer, Co-founder and Editor in Chief of VerySmartBrothas
with Lawrence Ware, Assistant Director of Africana Studies
March 18, 2021

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"Hip Hop and Pop Culture"

Cheo Hodari Coker
Music Journalist, Television Writer and Producer
with Lawrence Ware, Assistant Director of Africana Studies
March 12, 2021

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"Is There Life After Death?"

By Dr. Christopher Drohan, Philosophy Teaching Assistanty Professor
Dr. Matt Pereira, Religious Studies Teaching Assistant Professor
Oklahoma State University
February 17, 2021

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"Is A Good God Logically Possible?"

By Dr. James P. Sterba, Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
October 29, 2020


 "Talking to Others with Different Political Views" 

By Dr. Shannon Spaulding, Associate Professor and
Dr. Scott Gelfand, Associate Professor
OSU Philosophy Department
October 15, 2020 

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“Minding” and mending our bodies:  Tai Chi for improving balance, cognition, and pain

By Peter Wayne,
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and
Director of Research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
April 4. 2019

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"Queer Identity, Spirituality, and the Christian Bible"

By André Durham and Eric Reitan 
February 21, 2019

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"State Question 788 and ISIS: Two Sides of the Same Coin?"

By Frank Grove
November 28, 2018

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"A Discussion on Implicit Bias, Body Cameras and Racism with Chief Bill Citty"

Bill Citty, Oklahoma City Chief of Police
October 30, 2018

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"On the Necessity of Conflict"

Dr. Apple Zefelius Igrek 
October 24, 2018

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"No Passport Required: The Ethnic Component of Diversity in America, from Academe to Popular Entertainment"

Dr. Randi Eldevik, OSU English
September 19, 2018

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"Heavy: An American Memoir"

Kiese Laymon
April 19, 2018


"What Does Food Have to Do with Justice?"

Dr. Anna Zeide, OSU Department of History
March 7, 2018

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"Identity Isn't Destiny"

Kimberly Foster, Founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet
March 1, 2018

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"Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin? Homosexuality and Christian Love"

Dr. Eric Reitan, OSU Department of Philosophy
February 1, 2018

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"Twice as Hard: Race, Religion and the Politics of Black Education"

Dr. Ray Owens, Metropolitan Baptist Church of Tulsa
Janurary 30, 2018


"Is Morality Real?"

Dr. Justin Horn, OSU Philosophy Department

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"Do Black Lives Matter to the Christian Church"

Rev. Eric Gill

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"Digitial Doomsday: The United States and the Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks"

Jacob A. Mauslein (OSU Political Science)

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"Thinking the Anthropocene: What Pigs Tell us About the History of Our Changing Planet"

Thomas Fleischman (Writer in Residence, NYU) 


"Do We Really Want Excellence in Education?" 

Russell Rhinehart (OSU Chemical Engineering Professor)


"Statistical Fallacies in the Climate Change Debate, and Why They Don't Matter" 

Anubav Vasudevan (University of Chicago)


"The Coddling of the American Mind: Vindictive Protectiveness on Campus" 

Robert L. Shibley (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) 


"Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?" 

Laura Arata (OSU History), Vincent Burke (OSU Political Science),
Megan Burke (OSU Philosophy), Ricco D. Wright (Langston)


"Effective Altruism and the Farm Animal Welfare Controveresy" 

Bailey Norwood (Oklahoma State University)


"The Hospitality of Receiving: Gandhi, King, and Interreligious Dialogue" 

John J. Thatamanil (Union Theological Seminary, New York City)


"Oracles, Astrologers, and Sibyls (Oh My!):
Prophecy and Paradox from Delphi to Hogwarts"

Christopher Weimer (Oklahoma State University)


"Why I'm Not a Christian"

Dr. Justin Horn, OSU Philosophy Department

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"Do You See What I See? How Social Differences Influence Our Perception"

Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State University)

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"Icons of False Hope? The Role of Images in Thinking About Racial Justice"

Dr. Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma


"Norms and the Ontology of Contemporary Art"

Dr. Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma


"Acceptable Racism? Should OSU's Murray Hall Be Renamed?"

Dr. Marten Brienan, OSU Political Science; Dr. William Bryans, OSU History;
Dr. Eric Reitan, OSU Philosophy; Dr. Lawrence Pasternack, OSU Philosophy


"Utopian Realism: The Politics of Simulated Experience"

Dr. Mark Silcox, University of Central Oklahoma