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October 2016

PPE Talk: David Estlund

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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"Utopophobia” David Estlund is the Lombardo Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, where he teaches moral and political philosophy. Pizza will be served.

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Symposium on Climate Change Ethics

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Please join the Parr Center for Ethics and Institute for the Environment for a day-long Symposium on Climate Ethics to be held on Friday, October 28 2016 at the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union. We will have three panel sessions followed by a keynote address. The first panel session, featuring Gabriela Valdivia (Geography, UNC), Priscilla Wald (English, Duke), and Rebecca Walker (Social Medicine, UNC) will focus on life in the Anthropocene and the value of nature. How will life be different…

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November 2016

Difficult Conversations: Race

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Talking about Race during the Election Season: Faculty Political Advocacy In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Election, race and politics are natural topics for discussion on campus. Given the rhetoric emerging from the two major candidates, the racial violence of the summer, and the ongoing work of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there are many questions that come up for faculty members who want to incorporate contemporary political discussion into our work. As faculty members, do we have a responsibility to engage…

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Ethics Around the Table with Ariana Vigil

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for Ethics Around the Table with Dr. Ariana Vigil. Dr. Vigil conducts research and teaching in the field Latina/o literature, focusing on issues of activism, transnationalism, and gender and sexuality. Other areas of interest include: Central American-American Studies and Jewish Latina/o studies.  She is currently working on two book projects. The first, Understanding Francisco Goldman is an in-depth look at the major works by one of the leading U.S. Latino novelists. The second project, tentatively titled Gender and Journalism in U.S.…

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PPE Talk: Abhi Nemani

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Abhi Nemani is the cofounder of EthosLabs, "a new company built to connect the dots between governments looking to do things differently, and startups ready to serve." He is also the interim Chief Innovation Officer for the city of Sacramento. Previously, he served as the Chief Data Officer for the city of Los Angeles and the cofounder of Code for America. He received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Claremont McKenna College. Pizza will be served!

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January 2017

North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 2017

PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Constitutional Change

February 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

PPE Talk: Jennifer Morton

February 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jennifer Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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April 2017

National High School Ethics Bowl

April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The fifth annual National High School Ethics Bowl will be held at UNC from Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Teams from across the country will travel to Chapel Hill to participate in the National Competition. If you are interested in serving as a judge, moderator, or volunteer, please email us at: parrcenter@unc.edu. Learn more about our Ethics Bowl program.

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