On May 4, 1970, four Kent State students, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller,
Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder were killed, and nine others wounded,
when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a student protest against the
Vietnam War. The Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference is one of the
ways in which the university remembers the events of that spring
The Kent State University Philosophy Department has held a Philosophy
Graduate Student Conference every year in honor of the
events of May 4, 1970 since the inauguration of our graduate program in
The Conference is open to all areas of philosophy, and conference
participants come to Kent from throughout North America.
In addition, each annual conference features a well-known keynote speaker,
who participates in every session of the conference. And lunch is included!
Please join us for the next terrific conference!
Program is available (now includes access to papers!).
The 2013 Conference
Call for Papers has been posted.
View current and past Philosophy Graduate