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January 2019

UNCMLK2019: The 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The MLK Lecture will feature Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, as the keynote speaker, as well as presentations for the UNC MLK Student Scholarship and Unsung Heroes awards. Ben Jealous is a renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer and 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate. Benjamin served as the youngest NAACP president in its history. Under his leadership and through various initiatives, he led the association to become the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, as well…

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PPE Talk: Why We Should Care More About the Worse Off

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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The interests of the worse off matter more than the interests of the better off. This is not because being worse off than one’s fellows is bad in itself. Nor is it because inequality is bad in itself. Nor still is it because the worse off are badly off in an absolute sense. Instead, it is because the overall good in a society is more sensitive to the good of its relatively worse off members than of its relatively better…

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February 2019

Red/Blue Workshop

February 2 @ 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 and Restoring the American Dream

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Sponsored by PPE and Parr Center for Ethics: "A Game-Theoretic Analysis and Critique of John Rawls' A Theory of Justice" with Robert Wolff, emeritus professor of African American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.     Come for the pizza, stay for the philosophy!

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National PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - March 23 @ 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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Transatlantic Forum for Education and Diplomacy: The Future of Diplomacy

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morehead Lounge, Graham Memorial Building, 218 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Please join us Wednesday, March 27th, in the Morehead Lounge at 5:30pm to discuss the obstacles confronting diplomacy. Established international institutions and norms face destabilizing challenges on the world stage; the value of diplomacy is itself being questioned. Ambassadors Anthony Quainton and W. Robert Pearson will address these trends and explore the future role of diplomacy in fostering international stability and implementing US foreign policy. Ambassador Quainton has served as the US Ambassador to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and…

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The PPE Society Annual Meeting

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - March 30 @ 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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April 2019

Why is Climate Change so Difficult to Address or Stop?

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Library, UNC/Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill,
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Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will be giving the keynote address for the third annual symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919–2003).  Kitcher will argue that the humanities must engage with the ethical and political challenges of the environmental crisis that is transforming the earth’s climate. The symposium will draw upon philosophical and humanistic insights to explore these urgent questions: Why have the warnings of climate scientists been ignored? What do living…

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May 2019

Workshop in Honor of Jerry Postema

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The workshop, which will be filled with talks and comments by, and discussions with, some of Jerry’s students over the years, will include lunch and then a dinner party at Jerry and Leslie’s home, where philosophers will be joined by other friends for an evening of good food and good company. With papers by: John Lawless Claire Morrissey Lorraine Besser Piers Turner Dan Layman Matt Smith Yolonda Wilson Full schedule can be found here. Please click here to register.

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