"Open Questions” is a pilot series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential questions about meaning and life that are important to Granite Staters. Each program is facilitated by philosophy professors who will explore essential questions about meaning and life. You can bring this program to your library by hosting any of the following topics. We are now accepting Humanities to Go applications to host Open Questions programs scheduled after July 1, 2019. For questions about this pilot series, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Questions programs are
available on the following topics:
Should We Fear Death? (Facilitated by Kiki Berk)
Are We Working Too Hard? (Facilitated by Kiki Berk and Joshua Tepley)
Is Capital Punishment Right or Wrong? (Facilitated by Max Latona and Timm Triplett)
What Does it Mean to be an American? (Facilitated by Max Latona and Joshua Tepley)
Are We What We Eat? (Facilitated by Maria Sanders)
Is Privacy Dead? (Facilitated by Maria Sanders)
Can Machines Think? (Facilitated by Joshua Tepley)
Does Truth Matter? (Facilitated by Joshua Tepley)
Open Questions Facilitators:
Max Latona, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, and Executive Director of the College's Center for Ethics in Business and Governance. He is also co-founder and President of Inti Academy, a non-profit that serves refugee, immigrant, and underprivileged children in the Manchester, NH area. Having earned his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, Dr. Latona has published numerous articles in philosophy and has been teaching philosophy and ethics for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Maria Sanders is a philosophy professor and coordinates the Philosophy program at Plymouth State University. Dr. Sanders also hosts a weekly radio program on WPCR-Plymouth (91.7 FM) entitled Philosophy 4 Life which offers a public forum for philosophical discourse. She also co-hosts a television show, Happiness Quest, on Pemi-Baker Cable TV and is currently leading a town-wide "Happiness Quest" in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Our first "Open Questions" program,
"What Does It Mean to be an American?",
was held on February 7, 2019 at Concord
Public Library. Click the graphic for
the program description and facilitators.
On April 2nd in Plymouth, we hosted an
"Open Questions" program called "Are We
What We Eat?" at the Pease Public Library.
Click the graphic for the program
description and facilitator information.
in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this these programs
do not necessarily represent those of the NEH
or New Hampshire Humanities.