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Philosophy and Religious Studies

Fall Colloquium and Student-Faculty Mixer

Please join us for the first colloquium of the year on Wednesday, October 22, followed by the Student-Faculty Mixer.

WHAT: Fall Colloquium and Student-Faculty Mixer

WHERE: L&L 343, 3rd Floor L&L

WHEN: Colloquium – 4:00-5:00 PM, Student-Faculty Mixer – 5:00-6:30 PM

DATE: Wednesday, October 22

Dr. Altman is giving a talk titled “Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?” in L&L 343 from 4:00-5:00 PM. Dr. Altman writes, “Earlier this year, a District Court judge in California ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional because of the length of time that inmates spend on death row, uncertain of when or whether they will be executed. Thus, he claimed, the death penalty is applied arbitrarily, does not serve the aims of deterrence or retribution, and is unnecessary and cruel. In this talk, I will explain why the kind of arbitrariness surrounding the death penalty in California does not in fact violate the Eighth Amendment. Instead, there are other, better arguments for why capital punishment is morally wrong and legally impermissible.”

The colloquium is followed by the Student-Faculty mixer on the 3rd Floor of L&L from 5:00-6:30 PM. Join us for pizza, pop, and conversation!

Hope to see you there!

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