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  • Craig Callender

    Craig Callender

    Professor, UC San Diego Department of Philosophy

    Craig Callender is a philosopher of science who has worked in the foundations of physics, and who has teaching and research interests in environmental ethics.

    Prior to UC San Diego, Craig worked in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. He obtained his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1997, and his book “What Makes Time Special?” (Oxford, July 2017) won the 2018 Lakatos Award.

    He was recently elected to the Freedom and Responsibility in Science Committee of the International Science Council, the largest science advocate in the world.

    Craig is working on a range of topics in the foundations of physics, and is beginning research on (1) the nature of future time biases and (2) a book on environmental ethics.

  • John H. Evans

    John H. Evans

    Professor, UC San Diego Department of Sociology
    Tata Chancellor’s Chair in Social Sciences

    John H. Evans earned his bachelor's degree from Macalester College and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has been a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University and has held visiting professorial fellowships or honorary professorships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Muenster, Ben Gurion, and Queensland.

    He has published two books on the profession of bioethics, two books of sociological analyses of ethical controversies in reproductive genetics, and numerous articles about religion, science, ethics and politics. His most recent book is “Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict Between Religion and Science” (University of California Press).

Advisory Board Members



  • Helen Olow

    Helen Olow

    Divisional Business Officer
    Dean’s Office, Arts & Humanities
    (858) 534-0054

  • Tara L. Nadeau

    Tara L. Nadeau

    Academic Personnel & Project Specialist
    Dean’s Office, Arts & Humanities
    (858) 822-4973


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