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November 2015

Parr Center Forum: Race, Mass Incarceration, and Sentencing in the U.S.

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a discussion of race, sentencing, and mass incarceration in the United States. Our panel include Tamar Birckhead (UNC Law), Joe Kennedy (UNC Law), Jim Woodall (District Attorney, Orange and Chatham Counties), and James Williams (Chief Public Defender, Orange and Chatham Counties), with Alyson Grine (UNC Government) moderating. Panelists will present an overview of racial discrimination in mass incarceration, as well as of sentencing laws as they have contributed to this problem. The…

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December 2015

PPE Talk: Gene Nichol

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. From 2005-2008, he was president of the College of William and Mary. Nichol was Burton Craige professor and dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005); law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-1995); and Cutler professor and director of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute (1985-1988). To read a complete bio, please visit…

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January 2016

Ethics Around the Table: Barry Maguire

January 21, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Lunch will be provided, and registration is kindly required. Please stay tuned for a talk abstract, and registration information. Questions? Please email Katie at kbunyea@unc.edu.

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North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teams from across the state of North Carolina will travel to UNC – Chapel Hill to compete on January 23, 2016, in an annual event hosted by the Parr Center. If you are interested in participating as a judge, moderator, or general volunteer, please email us at parrcenter@unc.edu.

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February 2016

Ethics Around the Table: Mike Christian

February 16, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Mike Christian’s research focuses on understanding how energy, engagement, self-control and other self-regulatory processes affect behavior at work. His work focuses on how these factors dynamically relate to unethical behavior as well as desirable work performance. He has examined: How daily fluctuations in human energy resulting from somatic pain lead to ebbs and flow in engagement and withdrawal at work The effects of sleep deprivation on deviant and unethical…

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March 2016

PPE Talk: Christopher Freiman, “Should States Allow Markets in Citizenship?”

March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Christopher Freiman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary. Professor Freiman’s research interests include democratic theory, distributive justice, and applied ethics – to see his complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free & open to all; pizza will be provided.

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Political Philosophy Workshop

March 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This is a workshop to discuss work in progress.  Out of town participants include Sahar Akhtar (University of Virginia), Jason Brennan (Georgetown University), Javier Hidalgo (University of Richmond), Dan Jacobson (University of Michigan), Meena Krishnamurthy (University of Manitoba), Loren Lomasky (University of Virginia), Julia Nefsky (University of Toronto), Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University), and Steve Wall (University of Arizona).

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Ethics Around the Table: Richard Andrews

March 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Richard (“Pete”) Andrews is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Public Policy, UNC College of Arts and Sciences; also in the Department of City and Regional Planning and in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, and the Carolina Institute for the Environment. From 2004 to 2009 he held the first Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professorship in Public Policy. Lunch will be provided,…

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PPE Talk: Jessica Flanigan, “Freedom of Contract: A Defense”

March 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jessica Flanigan is an assistant professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, at the University of Richmond, where she teaches ethics and critical thinking. For a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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