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March 2017

For Their Eyes Only: Ag Gag Laws, Body Cam Laws, & the Right to Know

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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  For Their Eyes Only: ag-gag laws, body cam laws, and the right to know Thursday, March 23, 6:00-7:30pm Many states are passing laws that restrict access to important information about public and private affairs. Two recent examples in North Carolina are HB 405, which restricts whistleblowing and undercover investigation in private facilities, and HB 972, which restricts access to police body camera and dashboard recordings. These laws raise many ethical questions. For example, does the public have a right…

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Parr Center Presents: Peter Railton

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Peter Railton, "Well-Being and Global Climate Change" Psychological research on human happiness has developed a vast literature on what is called subjective well-being, which is a measure that combines positive feelings and a sense of how well one’s life is going. This research spans many decades, making it possible to trace the evolution of measures of subjective well-being, and also reaches to countries around the world. The research has yielded both impressive regularities and a number of notable paradoxes. Might…

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April 2017

Difficult Faculty Conversations: Gender Equity in Higher Education

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Difficult Faculty Conversations: Gender Equity in Higher Education As college professors, how can we ethically and effectively resist sexism and cissexism on campus, in academia, and in society more generally? This question arises in all aspects of our work. For example, in our research we face questions about which topics to address, which scholars to cite, and which venues to publish and present in. In our teaching we face questions about which topics to cover, which authors to assign, and…

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National High School Ethics Bowl

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - April 9 @ 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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