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April 2020

PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Games, Public Policy, and the Pandemic

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday, April 3rd, 3PM ET Zoom Link: C. Thi Nguyen - Games, Public Policy, and the Pandemic A strikingly large number of Americans are now subject to shelter-in-place orders. Many will turn to games to pass the time with family and friends, whether in person or online. The games that they play, and the ways in which they exercise their agency in doing so, have broader political and social significance than might at first be apparent. In this conversation with…

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PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Research, Expertise, and Existential Risk

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Research, Expertise, and Existential Risk Friday, April 10th, 3PM ET Zoom Link: Science, when done properly, moves slowly. Pandemics move much faster. What balance ought researchers strike between the demands of accuracy and urgency in the race to develop a vaccine and new treatments for COVID-19? How should experts respond to worries about the spread of information---and misinformation---during a pandemic? What lessons should we draw from our current situation about existential risk more generally? In conversation with Ryan Doody…

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August 2020

Chapel Hill PPE Workshop

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

An intensive one-day workshop for faculty and graduate students on papers in progress by our PPE Research Assistant Professors: 10:00 – 10:30 RISE Biscuits, Coffee, Polite Conversation in Caldwell HallAll sessions will be in Caldwell  213 10:30 – 11:50 TBA 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch in Caldwell Hall 1:00 – 2:20 TBA 2:30 – 3:50 TBA 4:00 – 5:20 TBA 6:00 Dinner at Gourmet Kingdom

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