Philosophy and Global Affairs is an international scholarly community of researchers, centers, institutes, and activists devoted to addressing problems of global significance. The project is organized by Jane Anna Gordon and Lewis R. Gordon with support from Global Affairs at the University of Connecticut.

The community of Philosophy and Global Affairs also has a new scholarly open access journal that publishes research and commentary on contemporary theoretical problems of global significance. It includes invited critical essays, peer-reviewed articles, and reviews for academic and non-academic readers in any country who share a sense of common global citizenship. The editorial team, led by UConn Professors Jane Anna Gordon and Lewis R. Gordon, is particularly interested in the work of philosophers and theorists attuned to perspectives from the Global South. This journal's goal is to establish a respected forum for theoretical discussion that is accessible to audiences across the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences.

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Philosophy and Global Affairs, Vol. 3 no. 1, 2023
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Three Faculty Awarded Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Title. UConn Today, June 28, 2023

Professor Gordon discusses the blues | The Tavis Smiley Radio Show. June 28, 2023.

Why one eminent thinker believes philosophy belongs in the pub - and kitchen Ideas for the Mind, “Philosophy from the Pub, with Lewis Gordon, CBC Radio (26 May 2023), recording from 19 March 2023 lecture in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  

An Interview: "The Brilliance of an Intellectual Philosopher & Scholar", Dr. Lewis Gordon Professor Man (25 May, 2023).

Virtual July Global Southern Forum

JULY 17-21, 2023

The 2023 July Global Southern Forum is a virtual event titled Beginning the Conversation and serves as a precursor to the in-person July Global Southern Forum to be held in July 2024 at Nelson Mandela University, Gqeberha, South Africa.

The virtual installment seeks to prompt some initial thoughts to be developed into fully fledged conversations, panel discussions and workshops to be taken up in 2024. The July Global Southern Forum is imagined as a ‘roaming’ Forum, and will travel across different geographical and geopolitical spaces every year with the aim of exploring intellectual priorities and scholarship across contexts.