Talk: Charles Kurzman

September 9, 2018

“Terrorism: MisKonceptions in America” Charles Kurzman will be discussing various misconceptions of terrorism in America, highlight which demographics are affected, and the impact of these misconceptions on politics.  There will also be a performance by the singing group Harmonyx. This … Continued

Brennan wins 2018 Gutenberg Teaching Award

September 5, 2018

Gutenberg Teaching Council has awarded Geoffrey Brennan the Gutenberg Teaching Award for his significant work developing innovative study programs and for his commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Interview with Stephen Dubner

September 3, 2018

Kate Karstens of the Daily Tar Heel interviewed Stephen Dubner, who gave the first PPE Lecture of this year.

Fabulous Gift

April 26, 2018

We are delighted to announce an extraordinary expendable gift of $3.75m dollars from the John William Pope Foundation to support our Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program. It will be used to support two new tenure-track appointments, two multi-year non-tenure-track professorships, a PPE Distinguished Lecture … Continued

Four PPE Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

March 22, 2018

Agustin Baler, Daniel R. Fleszar, Sara T. Hall, and Zaid Khatib have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations to them all for this very significant honor!

PPE Program in the News

February 15, 2018

The PPE Program has been featured in the University Gazette! Two current PPE students – Brenee Goforth and Malik Jabati – presented alongside program director Geoff Sayre-McCord at the February 1st meeting of the Board of Trustees. To read the article … Continued

PPE Conference in honor of Luc Bovens

November 16, 2017

The London School of Economics is holding a conference in honor Luc Bovens’ contributions to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics on December 7 in London.

Sarah Huener joins the PPE Program

August 29, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Huener as the new (and first) Administrator for the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program. A UNC alum who went on for an MFA at Boston University, she is a published author who comes to us … Continued

Fall Reading Groups – UPDATE

August 25, 2017

We are offering three reading groups this Fall on Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind, and Tommi Shelby’s Dark Ghettos. The groups will meet over dinner at Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro.  The books will be provided and the … Continued

Bovens article named one of 10 Best in 2016

August 17, 2017

Luc Bovens‘s paper, “Selection Under Uncertainty: Affirmative Action at the Shortlisting Stage” (Mind), was honored by The Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best for 2016. Congratulations, Luc!