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September 2019

Public Forgiveness

September 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with Simone Gubler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Simone Gubler received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. She has an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and Bachelors of Arts and of Laws from the Australian National University. Her work addresses questions at the intersection of moral psychology, normative ethics, and political philosophy. Much of her research deals with the concept of forgiveness. Against the prevailing view that forgiveness…

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Lambeth Lecture: Mitch Daniels

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This year's Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy will be presented by Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.. Daniels is the  12th president of Purdue University.  Before that he served two terms as Governor of the State of Indiana.

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October 2019

Peter Rosendorff: Economic Transparency and Political (in)Stability

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hanes Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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  Peter Rosendorff is a Professor of Politics at New York University and has an affiliate appointment at NYU-Abu Dhabi. The editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Economics and Politics, he has served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Political Science,  International Organization, Journal of Politics and International Interactions. Dr. Rosendorff's talk will center around the issue of transparency on domestic political stability.  He will speak in much greater detail about the importance of data and transparency to young democratic states, especially those in poverty, comparing…

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Universal Basic Income

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with Fabian Wendt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Fabian Wendt is a core faculty member in UNC’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. Before coming to UNC, he was a Research Associate at Chapman University. He received his Habilitation from the University of Hamburg and his PhD from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and works primarily in political philosophy. -- This talk is part of the PPE Program's collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities and their Humanities in Action Series at FlyLeaf…

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Affirmative Consent Policies

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

Tom Dougherty, Associate Professor of Philosophy Tom Dougherty is a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program. He completed his B.A., in PPE, at Oxford (2004) and his PhD, in Philosophy, at MIT (2010). Before coming to UNC, he was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford (2010-2012), a lecturer at the University of Sydney (2012-2014), a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall (2014-2019) and a Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute…

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NC State + Duke + UNC Regional Undergraduate PPE Workshop

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NC State will hold a regional seminar  for meritorious and interested students attending NC State, Duke, and UNC-CH on Friday October 25, 2019 from 12.30-5 p.m. at the Stateview Hotel on Centennial Campus in Raleigh.  Students will participate in two sessions to discuss readings on topics related to the future:(1) the future of work and (2) the future economy.  Actual readings and more details will be given to you upon acceptance of your application.  The sessions will use the Liberty Fund's rules of procedure and be…

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Trade Policy and Global Supply Chains

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science Layna Mosley is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching focus on international and comparative political economy, as well as international relations generally. -- This talk is part of the PPE Program's collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities and their Humanities in Action Series at FlyLeaf Books. All talks in this series are free to UNC and Duke students, as well as UNC faculty and…

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November 2019

Jean Parvin Bordewich: Saving Democracy

November 4 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Jean Parvin Bordewich has spent her life in and around politics, including 20 years as a Congressional staff member. At the William and Flora Hewlett Foun­dation in California today, she works with non-profits to strengthen democracy in the U.S., focusing on Congress. Before joining Hewlett in 2014, she served for more than five years as staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the committee which oversees the operations of the Sen­ate, legislative branch agencies and presidential…

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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

November 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with Alex Marcoci, Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy Alexandru Marcoci is a core faculty member in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. He works at the intersection of formal and applied issues in rationality, decision theory and public policy. -- This talk is part of the PPE Program's collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities and their Humanities in Action Series at FlyLeaf Books. All talks in this series are free to UNC and Duke students, as well as UNC faculty and staff,…

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Erin Kelly

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Erin Kelly will be giving a talk on Blame and Criminal Justice.   Erin Kelly grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University; in further pursuit of philosophy, she then went to Columbia University for graduate study before moving to Harvard University, where she earned her PhD. Her research interests are in moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law, with a focus on questions about justice, the nature of moral reasons,…

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