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September 2017

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
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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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). This Philosophy, Politics, and Economics event is co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics  

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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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