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August 2018

Philosophy, Politics & Economics: A Freakonomics Perspective

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the New York Times bestselling Freakonomics series. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the podcast Freakonomics Radio, which gets 8 million downloads a month. Freakonomics, published in 2005, was an instant international bestseller and cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it still appears regularly on The New York Times bestseller list. SuperFreakonomics followed in…

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Chapel Hill PPE Workshop

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Chris Howard, Alex Marcoci, Alex Oprea, and Dan Shahar. Lunch and dinner provided. Please register in advance, using the form you will find HERE.  Further information HERE.

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September 2018

Red/Blue Workshop

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Held in collaboration with the Better Angels Organization and the Community Church of Chapel Hill. What:  A workshop for students bringing together about 5-7 self-identified conservative-leaning students and 5-7 self-identified liberal-leaning students for a day of structured conversations. Interested? Email ppeprogram@unc.edu. Why:  In Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address in 1861, with the nation on the brink of Civil War, he appealed to the “better angels of our nature.”  In our dangerously divided nation, we all need to be touched by…

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PPE Interest Meeting

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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This is a meeting for students who would like to find out more about the PPE Program, the PPE minor, and our various extracurricular offerings. It will be a chance to meet some of the Program instructors and enjoy some delicious pizza. Please join us!

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Public Policy – Lambeth Lecture: Mary Sue Coleman

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall, 145 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Educated Citizenry: An Endangered Species? Dr. Mary Sue Coleman is the President of the Association of American Universities The Association of American Universities was founded in 1900 to promote strong programs of academic research, scholarship, and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Its members include 62 of the leading universities in the United States and Canada, of varying sizes and missions. Dr. Coleman has been president of the AAU since May 2016; she previously served as president of the University…

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October 2018

PPE Talk x Parr Center Presents: Justin Erlich

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles Justin Erlich discusses ways to meet some of the ethical and legal challenges presented by the emergence of various sorts of autonomous vehicles in urban life. Erlich is Vice President of Strategy (Policy, Legal, Communications) at Voyage, and was previously Head of Policy for Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Aviation at Uber. Before that, he was the Chief Tech Advisor for California Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) Kamala Harris.

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November 2018

Talk: Robin Celikates

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title: TBD Robin Celikates is an Associate Professor of Political and Social Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Transformations of Civil Disobedience project. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Bremen. He also served as a Fulbright Fellow with the New School for Social Research before receiving an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Potsdam. He is spending this academic year as a fellow at the Institute for…

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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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March 2019

National PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

March 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

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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