The University of Iowa

*Apology: Its Role in Social and Political Life (Virtual)

This WEBINAR launches the Social Research Issue,  APOLOGY / Vol. 87, No. 4 (Spring 2021)

When do apologies matter in our social and political lives, and when do they not? With public demands for apology and accountability on all sides---and some public figures apologizing while others refuse to do so---a discussion of the subject could not be more critically important.

Join us in considering the role of political and public apology in the context of restorative justice, reparations for slavery, sexual harassment and violence, and the global politics of restitution, among others.


  • Roy L. Brooks, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Thomas Brudholm, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
  • Alice MacLachlan, Associate Professor of Philosophy, York University (Toronto, Canada) and co-editor, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly
  • Margaret Urban Walker, Donald J. Schuenke Chair Emerita in Philosophy, Marquette University


Claire Potter, Professor of History, The New School for Social Research, & Co-Executive Editor, Public Seminar

Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link via email. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
The New School
Sponsoring Organization 
The New School