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April 2017

PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Ideal and Non-Ideal Political Theory

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

This is an intensive one day seminar for undergraduates, led by Professor Amy Berg, on Ideal and Non-Ideal Political Theory on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Information is available HERE.

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Talk: Martha Nussbaum

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Global FedEx Nelson Mandela Auditorium Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map

"Transforming Anger into Justice: Gandhi, King, Mandela" Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago and the recipient of the 2016 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy—which is often called the “Nobel Prize” of philosophy. Professor Nussbaum is a prominent advocate for the essential role of the humanities in democratic societies and an expert on the connections between human emotions, philosophical traditions, and social justice.

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August 2017

Value Theory Workshop

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Chris Howard, Yoaav Isaacs, Alex Oprea, Dan Shahar, and Rob Willison.  Information, including the schedule, and a registration form, are available HERE. This event is sponsored by the PPE Program and the Parr Center for Ethics.

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PPE Interest Meeting

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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This is a general information meeting about the Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) Program. If you think you might be interested in the PPE Minor, or perhaps the wide variety of PPE events we host (reading groups, weekend seminars, speakers...) please come. PIZZA will be served.

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September 2017

Building Political Bridges

September 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A presentation/workshop by Leslie Winner, former executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, and John Hood, president of the John William Pope Foundation, about building political bridges. Winner and Hood run the NC Leadership Forum, which provides an extended opportunity for leaders from across NC, and across the political spectrum, to discuss politically charged issues facing NC.  For a brief discussion see their op-ed in the Charlotte Observer. - This event is co-sponsored Honors Carolina -   Lunch will be served. Space is…

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Carolina Conversations: The First Amendment and Free Speech at UNC

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, this discussion will explore what the First Amendment protects, what it does not protect, and how it applies in the setting of a public university. We will also discuss state laws and University policies that regulate First Amendment rights. Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mark W. Merritt is the speaker. The event will be moderated by Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. G. Rumay Alexander. ALL faculty, staff, and…

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PPE Club Organizational Meeting

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The first meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Wednesday, 6 September at 6:30pm in 213 Caldwell Hall. Pizza will be served! We'll be discussing club procedures and brainstorming a program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pizza will be served.  

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Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kenneth L. Marcus, Founding President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human rights under Law, will discuss challenges to human rights, modern anti-Semitism and other issues, through both domestic and global lenses. Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. Previously, he served as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for…

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Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy

September 13 @ 5:00 pm

Are the US and China Destined for War? Professor Graham Allison is a distinguished scholar of U.S. national security and defense policy. The Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, he is former director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He currently serves on the advisory boards of both the secretaries of state and defense and of the director of the CIA, and he is a former member of the…

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Talk: Tyler Cowen

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The full video of Dr. Cowen's talk at Hyde Hall is available on YouTube here.  In this talk, Tyler Cowen outlined the basic premises and claims of his latest book, The Complacent Class. Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to Dr. Cowen, is that Americans today…

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