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October 2016

Talk: David Estlund

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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"Utopophobia" David Estlund is the Lombardo Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, where he teaches moral and political philosophy. Pizza will be served.

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November 2016

Talk: Abhi Nemani

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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"Exit, Voice... or Hack: How PPE Hard Wires You For Fixing Government" Abhi Nemani is the cofounder of EthosLabs, "a new company built to connect the dots between governments looking to do things differently, and startups ready to serve." He is also the interim Chief Innovation Officer for the city of Sacramento. Previously, he served as the Chief Data Officer for the city of Los Angeles and the cofounder of Code for America. He received a BA in Philosophy, Politics,…

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Talk: Doug MacLean

November 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Caldwell 213, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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"Risk, Regret, and the Allais Paradox" Doug MacLean is a Professor of Philosophy at UNC and a core faculty member in UNC's Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. Much of his work is at the intersection of moral theory and public policy.  His publications include: “Comparing Values in Environmental Policies: Moral Issues and Moral Arguments,” Valuing Health Risks, Costs, and Benefits for Environmental Policy Making, ed. by Hammond and Coppock (1990); “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Procedural Values,” Analyse & Kritik (1994); and “The Ethics of…

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January 2017

A Screening of Ava Duvernay’s Award Winning “13th”

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone Center Auditorium, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Come to a screening of Ava Duvernay's Award Winning Documentary on incarceration and racial inequality, with a facilitated discussion following. The official trailer and a list of awards is available HERE. 13thflyer

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February 2017

Talk: Alex Voorhoev

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

'Healthy Nails versus Long Lives: The Psychology, Theory and Practice of Weighing Small against Large Harms' Alex Voorhoev is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at LSE.  He works broadly in political philosophy and ethics. Pizza will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy in the Law School at Duke University.

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The Ethics of Boycotts: A Debate

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Parr Center Forum: The Ethics of Boycotts February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Many people think that we have a moral duty to boycott harmful practices. But do you make a difference when you boycott a harmful practice? And does your moral duty to boycott this practice depend on whether or not you make a difference? Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a debate between Shelly Kagan (Philosophy, Yale) and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy, Duke) on these…

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PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Constitutional Change

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

This will be an intensive one-day seminar run by Professor Georg Vanberg, starting in the morning and running through dinner, with readings and lunch and dinner provided.  

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Talk: Jennifer Morton

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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"Rags to Riches: Change in Context and Deliberation" Jennifer Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pizza will be served.

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March 2017

PPE Talk: Loren Lomasky (on Duke’s campus)

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Social Sciences 136, Duke Campus, 419 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC United States
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"Fleecing the Young" Loren Lomasky is the Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy & Law at the University of Virginia. Among his many publications are his co-authored -- with Geoff Brennan -- Democracy and Decision: The Pure Theory of Electoral Preference (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and co-edited -- with Geoff Brennan -- Politics and Process: New Essays in Democratic Theory, (Cambridge University Press, 1989). Lomasky has won several awards including the 1991 Matchette Prize for his book Persons, Rights, and…

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National PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - March 26 @ 3:00 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. This year's topic is Equality.  We will read the following papers for the colloquium: 1. Herb Gintis and Sam Bowles, "The Inheritance of Inequality" 2. David Schmidtz, "Equal Shares and Equal Respect" 3. Elizabeth Anderson, "Relational Equality" 4. Jerry Gaus, "The Egalitarian Species"

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