Carleton University’s Janice Freamo, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, has received a Fulbright Canada award to study at the University of Chicago and continue her project entitled, Generations and Genealogies: Plato and Nietzsche on the Status of the Elder.
“This is an exciting program to be part of,” said Freamo. “My project will benefit greatly from the opportunity to collaborate with American scholars who likewise seek clarity on contemporary ethical questions by returning to the prominent philosophic works of our past.”
Freamo’s project starts with the idea that the new and ever-changing technological landscape challenges traditional structures of authority. She asks the question: What can we learn of the modern concept of justice by examining the treatment of the status of the elder in the history of political thought?
The Fulbright Canada Student Award will provide Freamo with $15,000 for 9 months, beginning in September 2015.
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian students to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Award recipients include Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students or junior professionals.
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