The Center for New Narratives in Philosophy is hosting their first Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, September 22nd at the Philosophy Department at Columbia University. It will bring together 37 senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students from Columbia and other universities, to discuss Marie de Gournay, Émilie du Châtelet, and Mary Shepherd. Professor Christia Mercer and Olivia Branscum, Graduate Committee on New Narratives at Columbia, introduced the day. The first Symposium is titled “Marie de Gournay and Émilie du Châtelet on Equality and Happiness,” and focuses on how equality of the sexes, and the recognition of that equality, are necessary for human happiness. Natalie Hejduk, Graduate Committee on New Narratives at Columbia, will chair the session, in which Marguerite Deslauriers (Professor of Philosophy at McGill University) will speak about Gournay’s “Equality of Men and Women” and “The Ladies’ Complaint” and John Robison, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will comment.