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August 2017

Value Theory Workshop

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Chris Howard, Yoaav Isaacs, Alex Oprea, Dan Shahar, and Rob Willison.  Information, including the schedule, and a registration form, are available HERE. This event is sponsored by the PPE Program and the Parr Center for Ethics.

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September 2017

Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kenneth L. Marcus, Founding President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human rights under Law, will discuss challenges to human rights, modern anti-Semitism and other issues, through both domestic and global lenses. Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. Previously, he served as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for…

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Talk: Tyler Cowen

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream was published January 2017. He writes a column for Bloomberg View and contributes daily to The MarginalRevolution blog. Co-sponsored by UNC's Department of Economics.

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Talk: Alicia Ely Yamen

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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"Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?" Alicia Ely Yamin is the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law,  and a Visiting Professor Law at Georgetown University and Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health at Harvard University.  This Lecture is the 6th annual Health and Human Rights Lecture sponsored by the Department of Public Policy.

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October 2017

Talk: Laurie Shrage

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Laurie Shrage's work evaluates public policies on markets in sexual services and expressive materials, reproductive health care, legal gender identity, and marriage. She is more interested in the active application of philosophical theory to inform public debate - in what she terms "empirically informed philosophy" - than she is in focusing her work on a particular school of philosophical thought. She suggests that moral and political philosophers should pay more attention to historical and scientific accounts of political and moral problems than they…

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Happiness and Well-Being: a one-day workshop

October 14

Bringing together three experts on the nature of happiness and well-being -- Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University), Carol Graham (the Bookings Institute), Dan Russell (University of Arizona) -- this one-day workshop is designed to bring participants up to speed on current research and issues in understanding the nature of happiness and well-being. No specific background presupposed. Open and free to all. Lunch and reception provided. This Philosophy, Politics & Economics event is co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics, the Institute…

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November 2017

Talk: Sarah Conly

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Title: TBA Professor Conly is the author of of Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism (Cambridge University Press 2013) and One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? (Oxford University Press, 2016), and a broad range of articles on related topics. She is currently at work on liberty: when and why it matters (and when and why it does not).  

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February 2018

Talk: Richard V. Reeves

February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Richard V. Reeves is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute.  His work focuses on "social mobility, inequality, and family change."  Reeves served as Director of Strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, before joining Brookings. This event is free and open to the public.  Pizza will be served.

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April 2018

Talk: Sreedhari Desai

April 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sreedhari Desai, Assistant Professor in the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, works to understand "how, why, when and where social inequality, organizations and institutions interact." She is especially interested in how organizations and institutions influence ethical decision making. Free and open to the public.  Pizza will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics.

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