Brooklyn Voices Presents Peter Singer

April 01, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –  April 1, 2015 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome philosopher Peter Singer to Tuohy Hall on the Brooklyn Campus on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the spring Brooklyn Voices lecture series. This event, which will feature Singer in conversation with Michael Specter of The New Yorker, is Singer’s only public New York City book event on his launch tour.

"SJC could not be more thrilled to host this event. It's a rare chance to host one of the world's most fascinating and profound philosophers to the Campus," said Dr. Jill Rehmann, executive dean on SJC’s Brooklyn Campus. "As an institution, altruism and service lie at the core of our mission, and we look forward to hearing his thoughts on how best to serve our community and fellow citizens."

Peter Singer first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975.  Born in Australia, he currently teaches at Princeton University and the University of Melbourne. Singer’s new book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically, presents the ideas behind a challenging new movement of people who want to live more altruistically and to make sure that what they do has the greatest possible impact for good. 

Tickets are $25 and include a copy of Singer’s book. To purchase tickets, go to For any additional questions regarding this event, call the Greenlight Bookstore at 718.246.0200.

Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons and students. Through lectures, forums, performances and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn and do business.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.