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January 2019

Talk: Lara Buchak

January 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Title: TBD Lara Buchak's primary research interests are in decision, game, and rational choice theory. Her book Risk and Rationality (OUP, 2013) concerns how an individual ought to take risk into account when making decisions. It vindicates the ordinary decision-maker from the point of view of even ideal rationality. Some topics she has written on include distributive justice; the relationship between assigning probability to a hypothesis and believing that hypothesis outright; and the conditions under which one ought to stop looking…

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February 2019

Red/Blue Workshop

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Caldwell Hall Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125 United States + Google Map

Held in collaboration with Better Angels, this workshop brings together 5-7 self-identified conservative-leaning students and 5-7 self-identified liberal-leaning students for a day of moderated activities and discussions that clarify disagreements, reduce stereotyped thinking, and begin building the relationships needed to find common ground. UNC PPE held our first Red/Blue Workshop for students in early September, and it was such a success that we have decided to hold another one in the spring! Below is feedback from UNC students who participated in…

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Reducing Poverty in the US

February 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institute released "A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream."   The PPE Program is hosting a one day intensive seminar, with two of the co-authors, Robert Doar (AEI) and Richard Reeves (Brookings), and with William Darity Jr. (Duke) -- for students, faculty, and members of the broader community.  In the spirit of the consensus report, this event is not a debate nor an exchange of sound bites, but an intensive…

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March 2019

PPE Talk: A Theory of Justice

March 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A Game-Theoretic Analysis and Critique of John Rawls' A Theory of Justice with Robert Wolff, sponsored by PPE and Parr Center for Ethics.

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National PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

March 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
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This is an invitational colloquium that brings some of the best PPE Undergraduates from around the country to Chapel Hill for two days of intensive discussion of material that has been read in advance.

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The PPE Society Annual Meeting

March 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common Street
New Orleans, LA 70112 United States
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The Philosophy, Politics and Economics Society is an international professional organization for people interested in the issues that arise at the intersection of the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics.  Membership is open to anyone interested and is, at least currently, free.  In additional to sponsoring sessions at various profession meetings, the PPE Society hosts a large annual conference in the Spring.  in 2019, the meeting will be held in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel in New Orleans. A call for…

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