Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminar Series

2017 Levinas attendees at Niagara Falls

The 2017 seminar, held at the University at Buffalo, included a trip to Niagara Falls

The Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminar series frames all conversations around the thinking of Emmanuel Levinas (1906-95), who is recognized as one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th Century.  Each year the location of the seminar serves to inform the seminar topic.

2018 Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminar


Ten scholars of philosophy and/or political philosophy (professors and graduate students) will be accepted to participate in this round-table seminar. The seminar meets Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 12:00; 13:30pm to 17:00pm.

Please send all communications with seminar organizers and applications sent to: levinas.center@gmail.com

Please note: There are no registration fees. The LPSS provides no financial support. Lunches and some dinners are arranged as voluntary group events. 

UB Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

For the fifth annual Levinas Seminar, "Emmanuel Levinas on Morality, Justice and the Political," director Richard Cohen received a prestigious $70,000 NEH grant to support the 2017 event held at the University at Buffalo. Read the full story.

About the Seminars


Richard A. Cohen
Director, Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminar