New PPE Senior Hire: Luc Bovens

June 15, 2017

The UNC Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Luc Bovens, who will be joining us on January 1, 2018.  Professor Bovens is currently at the London School of Economics, where he has been … Continued

Spring Reading Groups

January 10, 2017

We are offering three reading groups this Spring on Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson; Impact:  How Law Affects Behavior, by Lawrence Friedman; and on Distributive Justice: Rawls and … Continued

PPE looking to fill new senior position

January 10, 2017

The UNC PPE Program is pleased to announce a new senior position.  We are searching for an accomplished scholar with specialties in moral and political philosophy, who has research and teaching interests that fall at the intersection of philosophy, politics, … Continued

Wall Street Journal on the Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

December 29, 2016

“Looking back at the tech teams that I’ve built at my companies, it’s evident that individuals with liberal arts degrees are by far the sharpest, best­-performing software developers and technology leaders. Often these modern techies have degrees in philosophy, history, … Continued

PPE Student wins Schwarzman Scholarship

December 20, 2016

Jialing (LingLing) Jiang, a PPE Minor, with Majors in Philosophy and Economics, has been named a Scharzman Scholar.   She will be studying public policy, economics and business, or international studies at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University.

Fall Reading Groups

August 22, 2016

We are offering three four reading groups this Fall: Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, Danielle Allen’s Education and Equality, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay’s The Federalist Papers, and John Stuart Mill’s Moral and Political Philosophy.  The groups will meet over … Continued