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October 2019

Affirmative Consent Policies

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

Tom Dougherty, Associate Professor of Philosophy Tom Dougherty is a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program. He completed his B.A., in PPE, at Oxford (2004) and his PhD, in Philosophy, at MIT (2010). Before coming to UNC, he was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford (2010-2012), a lecturer at the University of Sydney (2012-2014), a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall (2014-2019) and a Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute…

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NC State + Duke + UNC Regional Undergraduate PPE Workshop

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NC State will hold a regional seminar  for meritorious and interested students attending NC State, Duke, and UNC-CH on Friday October 25, 2019 from 12.30-5 p.m. at the Stateview Hotel on Centennial Campus in Raleigh.  Students will participate in two sessions to discuss readings on topics related to the future:(1) the future of work and (2) the future economy.  Actual readings and more details will be given to you upon acceptance of your application.  The sessions will use the Liberty Fund's rules of procedure and be…

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Trade Policy and Global Supply Chains

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science Layna Mosley is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching focus on international and comparative political economy, as well as international relations generally. -- This talk is part of the PPE Program's collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities and their Humanities in Action Series at FlyLeaf Books. All talks in this series are free to UNC and Duke students, as well as UNC faculty and…

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November 2019

Jean Parvin Bordewich: Saving Democracy

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Jean Parvin Bordewich has spent her life in and around politics, including 20 years as a Congressional staff member. At the William and Flora Hewlett Foun­dation in California today, she works with non-profits to strengthen democracy in the U.S., focusing on Congress. Before joining Hewlett in 2014, she served for more than five years as staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the committee which oversees the operations of the Sen­ate, legislative branch agencies and presidential…

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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

November 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with Alex Marcoci, Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy Alexandru Marcoci is a core faculty member in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. He works at the intersection of formal and applied issues in rationality, decision theory and public policy. -- This talk is part of the PPE Program's collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities and their Humanities in Action Series at FlyLeaf Books. All talks in this series are free to UNC and Duke students, as well as UNC faculty and staff,…

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Erin Kelly

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Erin Kelly will be giving a talk on Blame and Criminal Justice.   Erin Kelly grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University; in further pursuit of philosophy, she then went to Columbia University for graduate study before moving to Harvard University, where she earned her PhD. Her research interests are in moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law, with a focus on questions about justice, the nature of moral reasons,…

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Economic History of the Rise of Trumpism

November 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$18 – $20

with John Komlos, Professor of Economic History Emeritus, University of Munich John Komlos is professor emeritus of economics and of economic history at the University of Munich, Germany and is currently visiting professor of economics at Duke University. Defying disciplinary boundaries, Komlos is among the very few scholars to publish in major journals of five disciplines: the American Economic Review, the American Historical Review, the American Journal of Human Biology, Statistical Methodology, and Mathematical Population Studies. Komlos was the first to explain why populations of the…

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March 2020

PPE Society Annual Meeting

March 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common Street
New Orleans, LA 70112 United States
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The Philosophy, Politics and Economics Society is an international professional organization for people interested in the issues that arise at the intersection of the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics. Membership is open to anyone interested and is, at least currently, free. In addition to sponsoring sessions at various academic meetings, the PPE Society hosts a large annual conference in the spring. In March 2020, the meeting will again be held in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel in New Orleans. A link to a call…

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Alvaro Bedoya

March 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Professor Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, where he is also a Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic. Prof. Bedoya is an expert on government surveillance and commercial data collection, with a focus on their impact on immigrants and people of color. In 2016, he co-authored The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America, the Center’s year-long investigation that revealed that most American adults are…

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National PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

March 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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This is an invitational colloquium that brings some of the best PPE undergraduates from around the country to Chapel Hill for two days of intensive discussion of material that has been read in advance.

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