Open Questions: What Does it Mean to be an American?

"Open Questions" is a new series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series will explore essential questions about meaning and life that are important to Granite Staters. The first program will focus on the question “What Does it Mean to be an American?” The discussion will be facilitated by two philosophy professors from Saint Anselm College, Dr. Max Latona and Dr. Josh Tepley.

The event is free and open to the public, as part of our Humanities to Go program.

Max Latona, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, and Executive Director of the College’s Center for Ethics in Business and Governance. He is also co-founder and President of Inti Academy, a non-profit that serves refugee, immigrant, and underprivileged children in the Manchester, NH area. Having earned his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, Dr. Latona has published numerous articles in philosophy and has been teaching philosophy and ethics for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Joshua Tepley is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, where he has worked since 2012. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Bucknell University (2004) and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame (2013). His current research interests include Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (especially Heidegger and Sartre) and Analytic Metaphysics (especially ontology and free will).