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February 2018

Politics, Power, and Corporations in America: Then and Now

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Public talk featuring Benjamin Waterhouse, Associate Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill. 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 for our "Policy Matters:…

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Keeping Guns from Dangerous People: The Challenges, Feasibility, and Ethics

February 20 @ 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 Philip J. Cook, ITT/ Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies 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?…

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Talk: Richard V. Reeves “Dream Hoarders?”

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Richard V. Reeves will present a talk based on his recent book "Dream Hoarders? Enduring Inequality and the American Upper Middle Class."   America is becoming a class-based society. It is conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1%—especially  the top 0.01%— and how the ultra-rich are hoarding income and wealth while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class—the top 20%— and…

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Who Should Control Our Public Schools?

February 27 @ 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 Alexandra Oprea, Research Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC PPE Program. 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…

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March 2018

Stand-Up Economicst Yoram Bauman

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Yoram Bauman will do a comedy talk at UNC tonight in Carroll 111. This event is cosponsored by the Carolina Economics Club & the PPE Club. Dr. Bauman holds a PhD in Economics and has been a self-described "stand-up economist" for over decade, sharing his perspective humorously with the goal of creating meaningful dialogue at the intersection of economics and policy.

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Why Climate Change is a Unique—and Uniquely Difficult—Ethical Problem

March 6 @ 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 Doug MacLean, Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC/Duke PPE Program. 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…

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Carolina Forum: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on the Call to Lead

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

UNC Public Policy and the Carolina Forum will host Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm in Gerrard Hall. Governor Haslam's legacy includes improved economic development, fiscal strength, and academic achievement at the high school and postsecondary levels.  

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Can We Have a Market Economy and Equality?

March 20 @ 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 Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Ethics at UNC Chapel Hill and faculty member of the UNC/Duke PPE Program. 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…

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Carolina Forum: Rachael Chong on the Key to True Generosity

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stone Center Auditorium, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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UNC Public Policy and the Carolina Forum present Rachael Chong, CEO & Founder of Catchafire, who will speak on true generosity. Ms. Chong began her career on Wall Street, then moved to Bangladesh to help start BRAC USA (raising $40 million in less than nine months) before founding Catchafire, the world's largest skills-based volunteer platform. Catchafire provides nonprofits and social enterprises access to skilled professionals to fulfill a vision of a world where it is commonplace to serve for the greater…

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PPE Undergraduate Invitational Colloquium

March 23 - March 24
Caldwell Hall, Room 213
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Information is available the Colloquium website HERE.

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