Climate & Inclusion Committee

The Department of Philosophy is committed to creating an environment in which all feel welcome, respected, valued and supported.  We are especially committed to welcoming those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in academia in general and philosophy in particular.

The Climate and Inclusion Committee exists to strengthen those commitments by providing a forum in which issues surrounding climate, inclusion, equity and diversity within our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and programs can be raised and discussed, as well as to identify, oversee and review initiatives and actions that can be undertaken to promote diversity within our community and to eliminate discrimination in any form.

Committee meetings are open to all members of the Department of Philosophy. Please contact the Committee Chair (Boris Kment)or the Department Chair (Gideon Rosen) if there is an item you would like to add to the committee’s agenda.

The final meeting of the Climate & Inclusion Committee for the Spring 2022 semester will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27th, 3:00pm  –  4:30pm.

Department members will receive the Zoom meeting link via email from Committee Chair Boris Kment.  Please email if you do not receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting date and would like to attend.  


Ex Officio Committee Members

  • Gideon Rosen

    gideon rosen
  • Boris Kment

    boris kment
  • Hendrik Lorenz

    Hendrik Lorenz
      • Professor
      • Director of Graduate Studies
      • Acting Director, Program in Classical Philosophy (AY 2021-2022)
    • Email:
  • Eleanor Gordon-Smith

    grad student Eleanor Gordon Smith
      • A.I. Spring 2022
      • Graduate Student Representative 2021 - 2022
    • Email:
  • Alice van't Hoff

    Alice van't Hoff
  • Katya Kopach

    Undergraduate student representative Katya Kopach
  • Kathryn Carpenter Rech

    graduate student Kathryn Carpenter Rech
  • Giulia Weißmann

    graduate student Giulia Weissman
      • A.I. Spring 2022
      • Graduate Student Representative 2021 - 2022
    • Email: