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January 2022

Affiliated Graduates – General Information Meeting

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/92945271220   If you are a graduate student interested in becoming affiliated with UNC’s  PPE program, join us for a casual meet and greet/information session on Zoom. Our Affiliated Graduate Students form a thoughtful community on campus that hosts events, brings in speakers, shares research, and works on a variety of projects related to PPE. Read more about our current PPE Affiliated Graduate Students here: https://ppe.unc.edu/graduate-students/  

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February 2022

PPE Speaker Series: “Information Zombies and Hydroxychloroquine” with Cailin O’Connor

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, false beliefs have spread that fall outside our normal understanding of misinformation. In this talk, I use network models to discuss two ways this happens. In the first, plausible scientific claims turn out to be false, but nonetheless continue to spread and influence policy.  These "information zombies" are hard to fight because they look like trustworthy information, even though they are no longer viable.  The second involves cases where new scientific claims, like "hydroxychloroquine is an effective…

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March 2022

Balter Distinguished Lecture: Juliana Bidadanure

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  Juliana Bidadanure is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of Political Science, at Stanford University, and the Faculty Director of the Stanford Basic Income Lab. Her work is at the intersection of Political Philosophy and Public Policy. She has been working on how we should conceptualize the value of equality, in general, and on inequalities between age groups and generations in particular. She has published extensively on this topic, most notably the article "Making Sense of Age Group Justice: A…

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Institutions, Rights, and Society: A Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Exploration

March 5 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

In collaboration with the DUKE/UNC Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program First created at Oxford University in the 1920s, the field of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) cultivates unique interdisciplinary perspectives on ideas that shape our socioeconomic and political world. In collaboration with Duke/UNC PPE program, we have organized a seminar that features scholarship on contemporary issues from the perspective of three different disciplines. We will learn about education systems and the political activism of children from Alexandra Oprea (political science),…

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“Philosophy, Prisons, and the Search for Social Justice” with Dr. Tommie Shelby

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2022 E Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities, “Philosophy, Prisons, and the Search for Social Justice” features Dr. Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African & African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. Professor Shelby explores how racism, racial identities, and racial politics affect American society. His work includes influential books such as Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016) and the co-edited collection, To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2018). This event was…

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April 2022

PPE Speaker Series: Massimo Renzo

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

More information coming soon!

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Everyday Political Theory Mini-Conference

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Details forthcoming

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PPE Speaker Series: “What Should We Do?” with Peter Levine

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  Abstract: People who want to improve the world must ask the fundamental civic question: “What should we do?” Although their specific challenges and topics are enormously diverse, they often encounter problems of collective action (how to get many individuals to act in concert), of discourse (how to talk and think well about contentious matters) and of exclusion. To get things done, they must form or join and sustain functional groups, and through them, develop skills and virtues that help…

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