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October 2021

PPE Speaker Series: “Texas’s Successful Effort to Circumvent Roe v. Wade” with Andy Hessick

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Over the summer, Texas enacted SB 8, which prohibits the performance of an abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy. This restriction is unconstitutional under prevailing Supreme Court precedent. To insulate the restriction from being overturned, the Texas law does not follow the typical format of authorizing the state to prosecute violations of the law; instead, the law leaves enforcement to private individuals, who can bring suit against abortion providers that violate the law. To date, this structure has been successful at preventing…

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PPE Speaker Series: “Upside Down: Reflections on Conspiracy Theories” with Dan Ariely

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Registration for this Zoom event is required. REGISTER HERE. Event Description: In this talk, Dan Ariely will describe some of his experiences helping the Israeli government during the COVID-19 crisis. He will focus specifically on issues concerning conspiracy theories, his firsthand experiences with them, and what he has learned during this process. Dan Ariely is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. Ariely does research in behavioral economics on the irrational ways people behave,…

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