On April 15th and 16th, twenty-three teams from across the U.S. and one team from Canada travel to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to compete in the fourth annual National High School Ethics Bowl.
Jeff Sebo, associate director, was interviewed on WUNC’s “The State of Things” about the ethics of humor and navigating racial satire. The interview was in connection with the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor conference on April 9-10, 2016. Listen to a recording of the interview here.
Steve Swartzer, philosophy outreach director, was awarded the Early Career Scholar Prize in Practical and Professional Ethics from the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). Steve presented his paper, “Punishment and Democratic Rights at APPE Annual International Conference on February 20th in Reston, Virginia. Congratulations, Steve!
The Carolina Seminars Program, the Parr Center for Ethics, and the Institute of African American Research (IAAR) are sponsoring a special call for applications for problem-focused seminars focusing on ethical dimensions of diversity at UNC. This call is designed to bring the considerable intellectual and ethical talents of Carolina faculty and students to bear on urgent questions of diversity on campus.
The director of the Parr Center for Ethics, Russ Shafer-Landau, was recently featured in one of UNC’s Spotlight Stories. Read how Shafer-Landau was introduced to philosophy, his potential career as a drummer, and what is cool about metaethics.
On Wednesday, October 7th from 6:00-7:00PM in Caldwell Hall 105, we will be commencing the Parr Center Presents series. Join us for an evening lecture on the intersection of ethics, athletics and academics with Amy Perko, Executive Director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Perko will present “An Ethical Framework for College Sports”. This event is co-presented with UNC Public Policy Carolina Forum. UPDATE: watch the video here.
Congratulations to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2015 Kenan Moral Purpose Award winner, Erik Augustine, with his essay “Ethics is Hard but Should be Happy”.