Bergoffen Receives CAS Award for Scholarship

Posted: July 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) chose Debra Bergoffen, professor in philosophy, to receive the 2004 CAS Award for Scholarship. She is the ninth recipient of the award, which is given as part of the annual Celebration of Scholarship in recognition of research contributions.

Bergoffen will deliver her scholarly lecture, “2-22-01: The Other Possibility for the 21st Century,” on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Feb. 22, 2001, was the day the United Nations Hague war crimes tribunal convicted three Bosnian-Serb soldiers of crimes against humanity for raping and enslaving Muslim women and girls. Bergoffen’s research focuses on human rights and justice issues related to the Hague court’s finding.

“I am very pleased that the committee found my work to be worthy of this honor,” said Bergoffen. “An award like this from my home university is especially heartwarming. That the college has taken note of my work and found it to be important both in terms of the issues I address and the way I address those issues is extremely gratifying.”

Bergoffen is the author of The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Gendered Phenomenologies, Erotic Generosities and co-editor of Remembrance and Responsibility: Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy; Other Openings: Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy; and Continental and Postmodern Perspectives in the Philosophy of Science.

The Celebration of Scholarship was established in 1997 to recognize the talent of the faculty and to unite its members in celebration of their significant achievements. This year, the event moves to the fall to join the university’s sixth annual Fall for the Book Festival. As part of the celebration, CAS invites participants to attend a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall, preceding the lecture.

For more information or to RSVP, e-mail the CAS Dean’s Office or call 703-993-8733. For more details, visit the CAS web site.

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