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PPE Reading Group Proposals Spring 2020

We are excited to announce that PPE will again be offering semester-long reading groups for the spring semester! If you are interested in leading a PPE Reading Group this spring, please make your proposals by filling out our form below. Priority will be given to proposals submitted by January 4th, 2020. 

We intend to run four (4) reading groups.  Because both Tommie Shelby and Arthur Brooks will be giving talks this spring, we would like two of the four to be Shelby’s Dark Ghettos and Brooks’ Love Your Enemies.  If you are up for leading either of those, please select the relevant book in the form. We hope to coordinate a time with each of the speakers for students who are in the relevant groups.  The two other groups will be selected based on the books you recommend. Since Dark Ghettos and Love Your Enemies are both contemporary books, we will give priority to proposals of “PPE Classics.” In thinking about what book you might propose, keep in mind that your selection should be something that undergraduates will likely recognize as something they should know better than they currently do. You may submit more than one proposal.

The reading groups meet for eight (8) weeks over the course of the semester, ending early enough that they won’t conflict with the business at the end of the semester. The PPE program provides copies of the books to all participants, dinners at Gourmet Kingdom (or possibly at another venue, if requested and approved), and a modest honorarium ($800) for those who lead the groups.

Please indicate in the “Comments” field the level of familiarity you have with your proposed text, why it is particularly suitable for a PPE Reading Group, and any other relevant information.

Information about the Reading Groups we have held in the past is available HERE.

Please reach out to us (ppeprogram@unc.edu) if you have any questions!

If you are interested in leading one of our reading groups, please fill out the following form:

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