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September 2018

Talk: Charles Kurzman (postponed due to hurricane)

September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gardner 08, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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"Terrorism: MisKonceptions in America" Charles Kurzman will discuss misconceptions of terrorism, the demographics of those affected, and the impact these misconceptions have on politics. There will also be a performance by the singing group Harmonyx. This event is hosted and organized by the Kappa Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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PPE Student Meeting

September 24, 2018 @ 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 current PPE minors as well as any 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 other students interested in PPE, and enjoy some delicious pizza. Please join us!

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October 2018

PPE Talk x Parr Center Presents: Justin Erlich

October 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graham Memorial, Kresge Common Room, GM039, 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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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. Please note new date— this event was formerly…

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Civic Ideas Summit

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The UNC Institute of Politics and PPE are hosting a Civic Ideas Summit on Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27. Friday will feature a keynote by John B. King, former U.S. Secretary of Education under President Obama at 6:00 PM in Chapman Hall, Room 201. Saturday's events will run from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and will include a panel on free speech by Luc Bovens, Alexandra Oprea, and Kurt Gray, a Civic Entrepreneurs panel featuring students and campus organizations, and a discussion…

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Entrepreneurship and Ethical Action Colloquium

October 30, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gross Hall 107, West Campus Duke University, 140 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Entrepreneurship and Ethical Action Colloquium: A Duke, UNC, Stanford community conversation Is entrepreneurship education amoral? Interested and concerned about principled and ethical entrepreneurship? Want to learn more about how certain celebrated startups like Theranos and Uber went wrong? Come join us for a lively discussion about the intersection of ethics, entrepreneurship, and action featuring three distinguished professors from Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and Stanford and other special guests on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m.  A lively Q&A and then reception…

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PPE Movie Night: Office Space

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Market economies have made us rich, but have they done so at the cost of our souls? Office Space offers a comedic glimpse into the lives of corporate employees who hate their jobs and finally decide to do something about it. Starring Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston, this cult classic is remembered for making an entire generation fear cubicles, cherish staplers, and dream of stomping on the office printer. Come for free pizza and refreshments, and stick around at the end…

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November 2018

Can Digital Disobedience Be Civil?

November 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can Digital Disobedience Be Civil? 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. Abstract: In recent years the Internet has not only expanded the repertoire of contestation by providing new tools for political protest, it has also emerged as an object and arena of contestation in its own right. While governments have been quick to employ the language of…

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Talk: Jennifer Morton

November 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599

The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility In this talk, I argue that there are ethical costs upwardly mobile students must bear if they are to dramatically transform their life circumstances. These costs affect their relationships with family and friends, their sense of cultural identity, and their place in their community and they are ethical in so far as they concern those aspects of life that give it value and meaning. Using social science evidence, I show how these costs are…

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Moral Obligations to Returning Veterans

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Graham Memorial, Kresge Common Room, GM039, 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The Carolina Forum for Ethics presents a panel discussion on Moral Obligations to Returning Veterans featuring Wayne E. Lee, Hilary Lithgow, and Albie Masland. Please join us as we examine the ethical duties that civilians, colleges/universities, our society, and our government owe to returning veterans. This event is co-sponsored by PPE, the Parr Center for Ethics, Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, and the Carolina Veterans Organization. Light refreshments will be served. This event was rescheduled from 11/6 - please note time and location…

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Public Policy – Lambeth Lecture: Mary Sue Coleman

November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Educated Citizenry: An Endangered Species? Dr. Mary Sue Coleman is the President of the Association of American Universities The 11th Annual Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy will be presented on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in Hamilton Hall, Room 100, on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s lecture will be presented by Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, on the…

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