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August 2016

Value Theory Workshop

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Bioethics at UNC Faculty Seminar: Donald Marquis (Kansas University)

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Donald Marquis will present, "Why the Organ Transplant Program is a Scam (and what to do about it)", co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics and the UNC Center for Bioethics. This event is open to UNC faculty.

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September 2016

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of food and drink, and “15 Minutes of Philosophy“ with presentations by Alan Nelson, Lindsay Brainard, and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord. Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! This event is free and open to all students.

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Ethics Around the Table with Terrence Holt

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an Ethics Around the Table with Terrence Holt. Dr. Holt holds PhD and MA degrees in English and the MFA in creative writing, all from Cornell University.  He earned his MD from the University of North Carolina, where he also completed residency training in internal medicine and geriatrics.  Before medical school, he was an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, writer in residence at Swarthmore College, and for two years a resident fellow at the Fine…

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Kwame Anthony Appiah, “Ethics Among the Humanities”

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Kwame Anthony Akroma-Ampim Kusi Appiah was born in London (where his Ghanaian father was a law student) but moved as an infant to Ghana, where he grew up. His father, Joseph Emmanuel Appiah, a lawyer and politician, was also, at various times, a Member of Parliament, an Ambassador and a President of the Ghana Bar Association; his mother, the novelist and children’s writer, Peggy Appiah, whose family was English, was active in the social, philanthropic and cultural life of Kumasi. Their…

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Lunch Seminar with Kwame Anthony Appiah

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Parr Center Presents: Kati Haycock on Education and Equity

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kati Haycock is one of the nation’s leading advocates in the field of education. She currently serves as CEO of The Education Trust. Established in 1996, Ed Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. The organization’s goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign too many low-income students and students of color to lives on the margins of the American mainstream. Known for years as a powerful…

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First Amendment Day

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
October 2016

Ethics Around the Table with Maggie Cao

October 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an Ethics Around the Table session with Maggie Cao, a scholar of American art and material culture. She received her doctorate in art history from Harvard University in 2014 and did postdoctoral work at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows before coming to UNC in 2016. Her work focuses on the intersections of art with histories of technology, natural science, and economics. She has also written on media theory, material culture, and ecocriticism. Her first book, forthcoming from…

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November 2016

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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