PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Ideal and Non-Ideal Political Theory

This is an intensive one day seminar for undergraduates, led by Professor Amy Berg, on Ideal and Non-Ideal Political Theory on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Information is available HERE.

PPE Minor featured in College Town

There is a nice short story about the UNC’s PPE Minor in College Town.

Spring Reading Groups

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 Nozick.

The groups will meet over dinner (at Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro).  The readings will be provided and the cost of dinner will be covered. Space is limited.

For details, go HERE.

PPE looking to fill new senior position

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, and economics.  Further information is available HERE.

Wall Street Journal on the Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

PPE Student wins Schwarzman Scholarship

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.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURFs)

The Office for Undergraduate Research is offering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) for the Summer of 2017. Applications are due February 27, 2017.

PPE Program in the news…

Thanks to a nice story in the Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Fall Reading Groups

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 dinner (at Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro).  The readings will be provided and the cost of dinner will be covered. Space is limited.

For details, go HERE.

Undergraduate Weekend Seminars

The PPE Program will be running two intensive one day seminars in 2016-17, one in the Fall on “Toleration in a Free Society” on October 8, 2016 led by Jonathan Anomaly, and one in the Spring on “Constitutional Change,” on February 18, 2017 led by Georg Vanberg.