What Good Is Philosophy? - Ukraine Benefit Conference

March 17, 2023 - March 19, 2023

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  • King's College London
  • University of Toronto
  • Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Munk School of Global Affairs
  • Massey College, Toronto


Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Yale University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Warwick
Central European University
The New School
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Sydney
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vassar College
Princeton University
University of British Columbia
Cornell University
Oxford University
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Australian National University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yale University
Oxford University
Oxford University


King's College London

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‘What Good Is Philosophy? – A Benefit Conference for Ukraine’ aims to raise the funds required to establish a Centre for Civic Engagement at Kyiv Mohyla Academy.

This Centre will provide support for academic and civic institutions in Ukraine to counteract the destabilizing impact that Russia’s invasion has had on Ukrainian higher education and civilian life. By assisting Ukrainian students and scholars today, this Centre will also help pave the way for a vibrant and engaged post-war Ukraine.

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Keynotes will be delivered by world-renowned author, Margaret Atwood, one of the most celebrated scholars of Ukrainian history, Timothy Snyder, and two of Ukraine’s preeminent public intellectuals, Mychailo Wynnyckyj and Volodymyr Yermolenko. 

Lectures will also be given by some of the most influential philosophers writing today, including Peter Adamson, Elizabeth Anderson, Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Agnes Callard, Quassim Cassam, Tim Crane, Simon Critchley, David Enoch, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Sally Haslanger, Angie Hobbs, Barry Lam, Melissa Lane, Dominic Lopes, Kate Manne, Jeff McMahan, Jennifer Nagel, Philip Pettit, Kieran Setiya, Jason Stanley, Timothy Williamson, and Jonathan Wolff.

The conference will be produced by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The complete event schedule will be released on 10 March 2023. The conference will be broadcast around the world on the Munk School's YouTube channel on 17-19 March 2023. It can also be streamed here:


This benefit conference is designed to provide individual academics, members of the public, colleges and universities, professional associations, charitable foundations, and private companies with a way to support students, scholars, and civic institutions in Ukraine. With that said, any and everyone can attend. And anyone can make a one-time, tax-deductible donation (with a receipt) here:


You can also assist the academy in Ukraine by sharing this event with your students, colleagues, scholarly societies, and listerves, and posting the following link to your professional and personal social media accounts:


Finally, thank you for participating in the benefit conference for the Ukrainian academy and for giving generously to support students, scholars, and publicly engaged academics in Ukraine.

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