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March 2021

PPE Spring Author Series: Charles Mills: Rawls and Racial Justice

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker:  Charles Mills Venue: Zoom (Registration required below.) Event Description: John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential works of political philosophy from the 20th century. In this work, Rawls develops a comprehensive theory of justice. But somewhat surprisingly, Rawls does not say much about race or racial injustice. Is this omission problematic? Can Rawls’s theory be deployed to understand racial injustice, and can it help us in the goal of…

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PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Vaccine Distribution and Justice

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Speakers: Lisa Herzog (Groningen University) and Brian Berkey (The University of Pennsylvania) Moderator: Ryan Doody (University of San Diego) Venue: Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email. Registration form will be available. Event Description: The end of 2020 was sweetened somewhat by news that scientists had created multiple effective vaccines for COVID-19. On receiving this news, states moved rapidly to confront the next major hurdle in the battle against the pandemic: the mass production and distribution of…

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PPE Salon: How Would a Child Allowance Impact the American Workforce for Women?

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Host: Delaney Thull Salon Description: 2.5 million women left the American workforce since the beginning of the pandemic, compared to 1.8 million men. The impacts of job loss and childcare loss ignited a national conversation about family leave policies, childcare and schooling, and gender disparities in the household. One fascinating aspect of this debate is growing bipartisan interest in some form of a Child Allowance payment to American families. Our Salon will focus on understanding how such a policy might…

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PPE Spring Author Series: Elizabeth Anderson: Norms of Political Discourse

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

PPE Spring Author Series: Elizabeth Anderson: Norms of Political Discourse Our current political discourse has become toxic, especially when it comes to discussing fraught issues such as racism and sexism. Given a background commitment to democracy, what norms of communication with our fellow citizens should we adopt when discussing such fraught issues? In this session of the PPE Author Series, we will discuss this question with Professor Elizabeth Anderson, a preeminent scholar of social & political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and…

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April 2021

PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Collective Action, Public Choice, and the Pandemic

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker: Stephanie Collins Moderator: Ryan Doody (University of San Diego) Venue: Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email. Register below. Event Description: The COVID-19 pandemic raises many pressing issues about both individual and collective action. As individuals, we ought to wash our hands, practice social distancing, and wear masks. But, when facing a calamity of such magnitude, individual action might not seem like enough. Do we also then have duties to think and act collectively? What does it…

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