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April 2018

TOMORROW 3.0: Birthing, Sharing, and Killing Jobs in the Next Great Economic Revolution

April 24 @ 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 Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science and Director, PPE Program 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? Join us…

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August 2018

Philosophy, Politics & Economics: A Freakonomics Perspective

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the New York Times bestselling Freakonomics series. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the podcast Freakonomics Radio, which gets 8 million downloads a month. Freakonomics, published in 2005, was an instant international bestseller and cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it still appears regularly on The New York Times bestseller list. SuperFreakonomics followed in…

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Chapel Hill PPE Workshop

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Chris Howard, Alex Marcoci, Alex Oprea, and Dan Shahar. Lunch and dinner provided. Please register in advance, using the form you will find HERE.  Further information HERE.

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September 2018

Red/Blue Workshop

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Held in collaboration with the Better Angels Organization and the Community Church of Chapel Hill. What:  A workshop for students bringing together about 5-7 self-identified conservative-leaning students and 5-7 self-identified liberal-leaning students for a day of structured conversations. Interested? Email ppeprogram@unc.edu. Why:  In Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address in 1861, with the nation on the brink of Civil War, he appealed to the “better angels of our nature.”  In our dangerously divided nation, we all need to be touched by…

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Tariffs and Trade Barriers Panel

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Please join us for a timely discussion on Tariffs and Trade Barriers featuring three panelists with unique expertise in this arena: James Sasser, Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador of the United States to the People’s Republic of China; Patrick Conway, Department Chair, UNC Department of Economics; and Hanna Abou-El-Seoud, a representative of the American Soybean Association. This discussion will be moderated by Layna Mosley, UNC Professor of Political Science. This talk will take place Monday, September 10th in Hyde Hall,…

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PPE Interest Meeting (postponed due to hurricane)

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE. THE MEETING WILL NOW BE HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 AT 5:30 PM! ** This is a meeting for 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 enjoy some delicious pizza. Please join us!

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Public Policy – Lambeth Lecture: Mary Sue Coleman (postponed due to hurricane)

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall, 145 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Educated Citizenry: An Endangered Species? Dr. Mary Sue Coleman is the President of the Association of American Universities The Association of American Universities was founded in 1900 to promote strong programs of academic research, scholarship, and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Its members include 62 of the leading universities in the United States and Canada, of varying sizes and missions. Dr. Coleman has been president of the AAU since May 2016; she previously served as president of the University…

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Talk: Charles Kurzman (postponed due to hurricane)

September 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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