Provost Professor, History & Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science Provost Professor and Director, Cognitive Science
Colin Allen is Provost Professor of Cognitive Science and of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has been a faculty member since 2004. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Philosophy and is a faculty member of IUs Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior and Program for Neuroscience. He became director of IUs Cognitive Science program in July 2011. Allens main area of research is on the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, particularly with respect to nonhuman animals. He is interested in the scientific debates between ethology and comparative psychology, and current issues arising in cognitive ethology.
Director of Engaged Scholarship, Swearer Center for Public Service
Allen Hance is the Director of Engaged Scholarship at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, where he works with students, faculty, and community partners to develop pathways for community-engaged learning and research. Dr. Hance is the director of TRI-Lab. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department for the Study of Religion
Jessica L. Radin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral work focuses on the relationship between imagination and politics in Jewish and Islamic sources. She lived in Syria from 2006 to 2008, matriculated at the government-run Institute for the Teaching of Arabic to Non-Native Speakers in Damascus, and conducted research in Beirut, Lebanon in 2012.
Eldar Sarajlic is a Ph.D. candidate at the Central European University in Budapest and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City. Eldar writes about competing interpretations of liberalism and advocates a critical approach to some of the defining liberal themes, such as personal autonomy, limits of institutional interference in individual affairs, and state neutrality. He also writes about issues of citizenship in Southeastern Europe.