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September 2015

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Gerrard Hall for an evening of food, drink, and philosophy! Professors Jim Lesher, Gillian Russell, and Russ Shafer-Landau will each present a short, fifteen minute talk that you won’t want to miss! This event is free and open to all students.

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PPE Talk: Harry Brighouse

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Harry Brighouse is a Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To see a complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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Ethics Around the Table

September 22 @ 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 speakers, a talk abstract, and registration information. Questions? Please email Katie at kfanfani@unc.edu.

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PPE Undergraduate Weekend Seminar

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This is an intensive one day seminar on “Equality: Whether and Why It Matters” for undergraduates.  Professor Barry Maguire will be leading the discussion. There will be four sessions: What is Equality of Opportunity? What is Equality of Status? Does Equality matter for its own sake, or instrumentally? What is the relationship between Equality and Liberty?  Is distributive justice an illusion? Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided. Registration in advance required.  Space is limited.  If interested, please contact Professor…

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First Amendment Day

September 29

Each year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates First Amendment Day. This campus-wide, daylong event is designed to both celebrate the First Amendment and explore its role in the lives of Carolina students. Students and other members of the university community read from banned books, sing controversial music and discuss the importance of each of the rights protected by the First Amendment, the need to be tolerant when others exercise their rights and the public university’s special role as a marketplace of…

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October 2015

Parr Center Presents: Amy Perko, “An Ethical Framework for College Sports”

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

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. This event is co-presented with the UNC Public Policy Carolina Forum.

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Ethics Around the Table: Marcia Van Riper

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Marcia Van Riper RN, PhD, FAAN is the Chair of the Family Health Division. She has a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences. The primary focus of her program of research is the family experience of being tested for and living with a genetic condition, with special emphasis on families of individuals with Down syndrome. To date, other conditions she has focused on include Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian…

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PPE: Public Choice Seminar

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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An intensive, one day seminar for undergraduate students. Funding for this event is provided by the Institute for Humane Studies through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop

October 30 @ 12:00 am - November 1 @ 12:00 am

The first annual “CHillMeta” will be held at UNC on October 30 – November 1, 2015.  Please see the conference website for complete workshop information.

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November 2015

PPE Talk: Kate Manne, ‘How to Get Away with Murder: Hyper-Privileged Men and Excessive Credibility’

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kate Manne is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Cornell University. To see a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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