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January 2023

UNC Political Theory Workshop: “The Idea of Nonpublic Reason, Revisited”with Abe Singer

January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  The first speaker of the UNC Political Theory Workshop will be Professor Abraham Singer (University of Loyola Chicago). His most recent book is called The Form of the Firm: A Political Theory of the Corporation. He will be presenting a paper entitled "The Idea of Nonpublic Reason, Revisited". The paper will be distributed in advance, likely on or before 1/19. Please read it prior to the workshop. We will have a brief presentation by Professor Singer, followed by discussant…

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February 2023

Philosophy Speaker Series: Gina Schouten

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Details forthcoming.

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PPE Speaker Series: “On the Value of Bipartisanship”: An Evening with Dr. Ben Chavis and Governor Pat McCrory

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Stone Center Auditorium, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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  Our speakers, who hold opposing views on many political issues, have come together out of a shared concern of the dangers posed by partisanship in U.S. politics. This evening they will talk a bit about the risks of partisanship and the value of bipartisanship.  Light refreshments and conversation will be held before the talk, which begins promptly at 6:00pm! This event counts as a CLE requirement for students, and it is free and open to the public. Reverend Dr.…

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Philosophy in 15 Minutes

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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March 2023

Hussman School Event: Junck Research Colloquium with Michael Mackert

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Keynote: Michael Mackert, Ph.D. Director, Center for Health Communication Professor, Department of Population Health University of Texas at Austin Overview: Michael Mackert, Ph.D., from the University of Texas at Austin, will be the speaker for a rescheduled Mary Junck Research Colloquium event March 3. We invite you to join us in the Curtis Media Center, rooms 201-202. Mackert’s presentation will run from 11 a.m. to noon followed by lunch. After lunch, there will be a research panel for doctoral health…

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PPE Speaker Series: “Unhoused and Unrecognized: Thinking Through the Wrong of Homelessness” with Paul Schofield

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event satisfies a CLE requirement. There will be pizza after, so stick around! Abstract: It is tempting to think homelessness is unjust simply because it involves a grossly inequitable distribution of resources--some have so much while others lack something so basic as a stable dwelling, and this seems unfair. I want to convince you that the wrong of homelessness consists in more than this, however. Those experiencing homelessness aren't just treated unfairly, but are denied recognition as citizens, as…

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National Undergraduate PPE Colloquium 2023

March 24 - March 25

2023 National Undergraduate PPE Colloquium "Constitutions" Chapel Hill, NC, March 24-25, 2023 FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Arrival and check in to Hampton Inn and Suites in Carrboro, NC Lunch 1:30 – 2:00: Introductions, rules, ambitions 2:00 – 3:30: Discussion 1 3:30 – 4:00: Coffee break 4:00 – 5:30: Discussion 2 7:00: Dinner … SATURDAY, MARCH 25 9:30 – 10:15: Breakfast 10:30 – 12:00: Discussion 3 12:00 – 1:00: Lunch 1:00 – 2:30: Discussion 4 2:30 – 3:00: Coffee break 3:00 –…

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April 2023

PPE Speaker Series: “Why is Manipulation Wrong?” with Massimo Renzo

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Abstract: The notion of manipulation is increasingly invoked in relation to pressing issues discussed in the news and in public discourse. Consider, for example, the heated debates on how propaganda and misinformation have been recently used to lead people to question the results of democratic elections. Or the (more sober) discussions of whether governments are permitted to “nudge” their citizens toward beneficial behaviour in ways that seem to bypass their capacity to choose. Running through these debates is the idea…

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PPE Speaker Series: TBA

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Details forthcoming.

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PPE Speaker Series: “Political Equality and the Gendered Division of Labor” with Jessica Flanigan

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jess Flanigan is an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law and the Richard L. Morrill Chair in Ethics & Democratic Values at the University of Richmond where she teaches ethics and critical thinking classes. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Moral Philosophy, the Journal of Political Philosophy, and Philosophical Studies. She is also the author of Pharmaceutical Freedom and a co-author of Debating Sex Work. 

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