Partnerships & Affiliations

Philosophy Partnership and AffiliationsThe department and its faculty maintain partnerships and collaborate with several other units at GW and with other institutions:

  • The MA Program is affiliated with the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (TSPPPA).  Jeffrey Brand is an affiliated member of the TSPPPA faculty.
  • Mark Ralkowski and Joseph Trullinger are jointly appointed with the University Honors Program and teach Honors courses.
  • The department, along with several other area departments, co-sponsors the Joint Seminar on Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Tad Zawidzki is a founding co-director of the Mind-Brain Institute at the University.
  • Members of the department collaborate with faculty in other departments such as mathematics, economics, psychology, and anthropology.
  • Many other programs across the University require or recommend that their students take courses offered in the department.
  • Specific concentrations in CCAS that require or recommend philosophy courses include the majors in Classics, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Psychology, Human Services, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the minors in Film Studies and Peace Studies.
  • In the Elliott School of International Affairs, philosophy courses count toward the Humanities/Creative Arts and Societies/Cultural portions of the General Curricular Requirements.
  • In the School of Business, philosophy courses satisfy elective requirements in moral reasoning, humanities, and cultural and political diversity, and serve as electives for concentrations in information systems technology, marketing, and sport, event, and hospitality management.
  • Gail Weiss is on the Executive Committee for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Africana Studies programs and regularly teaches a graduate seminar in Feminist Ethics that is cross-listed with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.