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February 2018

Building Walls and Saving Jobs? Right-Wing Populism and Economic Globalization

February 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Public talk featuring Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science and affiliated faculty member of the UNC/Duke PPE Program. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic…

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Politics, Power, and Corporations in America: Then and Now

February 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Public talk featuring Benjamin Waterhouse, Associate Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join us for our "Policy Matters:…

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Keeping Guns from Dangerous People: The Challenges, Feasibility, and Ethics

February 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Public talk featuring Philip J. Cook, ITT/ Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies at Duke University. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs?…

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Talk: Richard V. Reeves “Dream Hoarders?”

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

Richard V. Reeves will present a talk based on his recent book "Dream Hoarders? Enduring Inequality and the American Upper Middle Class."   America is becoming a class-based society. It is conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1%—especially  the top 0.01%— and how the ultra-rich are hoarding income and wealth while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class—the top 20%— and…

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Who Should Control Our Public Schools?

February 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Public talk featuring Alexandra Oprea, Research Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC PPE Program. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic…

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March 2018

Why Climate Change is a Unique—and Uniquely Difficult—Ethical Problem

March 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Public talk featuring Doug MacLean, Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC/Duke PPE Program. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social…

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Can We Have a Market Economy and Equality?

March 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Public talk featuring Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Ethics at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC/Duke PPE Program. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are…

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PPE Undergraduate Invitational Colloquium

March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Caldwell Hall, Room 213
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Talk: Cass Sunstein

March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TBA Chapel Hill, United States + Google Map

"What is Wrong with Manipulation?" Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. Sunstein served as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009-2012.  He is the author of numerous books, including Risk and Reason (2002), Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), Simpler: The Future of Government (2013) and Why Nudge? (2014).  

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Money for Nothing? The Ethics of a Universal Basic Income

March 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Public talk featuring Douglas MacKay, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC PPE Program. This Spring the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program is collaborating with Carolina Public Humanities, the public outreach arm of UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, to highlight our program’s faculty and their research to the general public. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and…

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