Events: Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
Integrity Workshop for the Greek Alliance Council, featuring Dr. Terry Price. Greek leaders gather to examine specific cases of ethical concern in fraternity and sorority life and discuss the challenges facing ethical decision-making on Carolina’s campus and beyond. Terry Price, Visiting Associate Professor of Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and UNC Parr Center for Ethics Fellow, will present and facilitate the discussion. Location: Student Union 2510, 5:15 pm.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
Public Seminar, "Can the International Criminal Court Stop Genocide, War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity?" As part of UNC's 1st International Justice Week, a panel featuring Professor Okot Nyormoi (NCCU), Professor Thomas Kelley (UNC Law School), Professor Bereket Selassie (UNC African Studies), Janus Schutte (UNC undergraduate student) and Kevin Murphy (UNC undergraduate studen, oderator) will examine the ICC's role in combating genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Organized by students of UNC POLI 449, "Human Rights and International Criminal Law." Location: Campus Y Seminar Room, 7 pm.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
Public Seminar, "Wins, Losses, and Fair Plays: A Discussion of Ethics and Sports." As part of Durham Tech’s community-wide reading program, Durham Reads Together, a panel will discuss sports ethics and the promise of professional sports as an escape from poverty. Panelists include Dr. Jan Boxill (UNC Philosophy Professor), Barry Jacobs (author and sports journalist), Ray Harrison (Hillside High School football coach), Jennifer Lynne Thomas (former UNC Women’s Basketball player), Larry Williams (official for high school athletics), and Felix Drye (parent of a highly recruited high school athlete). Location: Durham Technical Community College, ERC Auditorium, 11 am.
Monday, April 16th, 2007
Public Film Screening and Discussion, "Uganda Rising." As part of UNC's 1st International Justice Week, a screening of the documentary "Uganda Rising" will be followed by a question and answer session with Dr. Okot Nyormoi of North Carolina Central University. A native Ugandan, Dr. Nyormoi will speak on the 20 year war waged by the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda and on alternative methods of reconciliation. Organized by students of UNC POLI 449, "Human Rights and International Criminal Law." Location: Student Union Auditorium, 7 pm.
Saturday, April 14th, 2007
Public Seminar, "Security and Liberty Forum." To help shed light on important current events, this forum will gather together experts from academia, business and government, where they will explore the ethical and practical concerns with regard to data collection, sharing, and retention within the private sector and between the private sector and government. Co-sponsored by the Privacy and Technology Committee of the ACLU of North Carolina, UNC Department of Computer Science, EPIC; ibiblio.org; Duke University Information Science and Information Studies, UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, UNC College of Arts and Sciences, Internet and the Social Sciences working group of the Odum Institute, School of Information and Library Science, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Parr Center for Ethics. Location: Chapman Hall 201, 1 pm.
Friday-Saturday, April 13-14th, 2007
Philosophy, Politics and Economics Workshop, "Bargaining and Justice." This workshop gathers experts fom academia in the fields of philosophy, political science and economics to explore the intersection of bargaining and justice. Click on the link to register and find out more about this workshop. Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
Public Lecture, "Heroes or Slaves? Seven Dilemmas of the Black Athlete in America," featuring New York Times columnist William Rhoden. Mr. Rhoden will be presenting a lecture based on his book, "Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete," a powerful look at the promise and peril that black athletes face in America, followed by a panel discussion featuring Rhoden alongside UNC student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators. Co-sponsored by CUAB, UNC Athletic Department, Parr Center for Ethics, Department of Exercise & Sport Science, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Location: Carroll Hall Auditorium, 7 pm.
Friday, March 30th, 2007
Public Lecture, "Academe at War: A Critical Look at David Horowitz's Campaign Against Academic Freedom," featuring Dr. Kurt Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bloomsburg University and Visiting Fellow in Philosophy at Princeton University. Dr. Smith recently debated Academic Bill of Rights author David Horowitz at Bloomsburg University. Location: Murphey Hall 116, 3 pm.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
Public Lecture, "Muslims in Europe: Among the Unbelievers," featuring Ian Buruma. Professor Buruma, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College, New York, will present a lecture on the topics of tolerance and cultural divisions addressed in his most recent book, "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance." Sponsored by the Working Group on Democracy and Culture, the University Program in Cultural Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Parr Center for Ethics. Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium, 5:15 pm.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
Public Lecture, "Stopping Genocide and Human Rights Atrocities: The Role of the International Criminal Court," featuring Fatou Bensouda, Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC. Ms. Bensouda will address students and the community on the role of the ICC; the responsibilities of the international community in combating genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; the current ICC cases from Uganda, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo; and the U.S. opposition to the ICC. Co-sponsored with Great Decisions, Department of Political Science, Carolina Women's Center, Center for Global initiatives, the Johnston Center, Campus Y and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Carroll Hall Auditorium, 7 pm.
Monday, March 19th, 2007
Ethics in the Professions Workshop, "Why International Law Matters: The Role of the International Criminal Court in Enforcing Human Rights Law." ICC Deputy Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, will lead a workshop with the UNC-Chapel Hill International Law Organization. Co-sponsored with Great Decisions, Department of Political Science, Carolina Women's Center, Center for Global initiatives, the Johntson Center, Campus Y, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History and UNC School of Law.
Friday, February 23th, 2007
"Democractic Authority: A Philosophical Framework," Presented by Dr. David Estlund of Brown University. Dr. Estlund's current work centers around Democracy, liberalism, equality and authority. This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy and the PPE Program. Location: Caldwell Hall 213, 3 pm.
Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
Public Lecture, "Happiness," featuring Dr. Daniel Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert of Harvard University will present a lecture based on his book, “Stumbling on Happiness.” Utilizing the latest scientific research about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, Dr. Gilbert describes the illusions of foresight that cause us to misconceive outcomes and misestimate our satisfactions. Co-sponsored with UNC Honor Court, the Departments of Philosophy, Biology, Psychology and Student Congress. This event is free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow. Location: Murphey Hall 116, 7:30 pm.
Friday, February 16th, 2007
Public Lecture, "Deontic Pluralism: Morality from the Inside (and) Out," featuring Dr. Margaret Little of Georgetown University. Concerning the view that moral assessments cannot all be reduced to a single fundamental, such as utility or rationality, Professor Little argues for there being many dimensions of moral evaluation, a view that is better able to handle such important questions as: What is it morally decent to do? Is there a difference between having an obligation and a responsibility to do something, or between being entitled to some help and deserving it? Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy. Location: Caldwell Hall 213, 3 pm.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
Ethics in the Professions Workshop, "Respect for Patient Autonomy," featuring Dr. Margaret Little of Georgetown University. Dr. Little will lead a ‘case-based’ workshop for medical professionals. Co-sponsored with the Department of Social Medicine and the Department of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill.
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
Ethics in the Professions Workshop, "Ethics in a Time of Terror." As part of the 17th Annual Festival of Legal Learning, panelists Professor Joseph Kennedy and Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried of UNC-Chapel Hill and Professor Scott Silliman of Duke University will explore the broader issues of professionalism, moral courage, and institutional integrity raised by some of the high profile ethical controversies involving lawyers at work in the War on Terror. Sponsored by the UNC School of Law, the Whaley Family Foundation and the Parr Center for Ethics.
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
Public Seminar, "Ethics of Stem Cell Research." Research on one kind of stem cell—human embryonic stem cells—has generated much interest and public debate. Stem cells show potential for many different areas of health and medical research, and studying them can help us understand how they transform into the dazzling array of specialized cells that make us what we are. As science and technology continue to advance, so do ethical viewpoints surrounding these developments. It is important to educate and explore the issues, scientifically and ethically. The Parr Center for Ethics, StemGroup, and Student Congress will sponsor a two-hour public discussion on the ethics of embryonic stem cell research. Location: Student Union Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 19th, 2007
Public Seminar, "Ethical Issues Surrounding Human Genetic Enhancement," featuring Dr. Allen Buchanan Professor of Philosophy and of Public Policy at the Stanford Institute of Public Policy. Sponsored by The Carolina Center for Genome Sciences. Location: Medical Biomolecular Research Building, 12 pm.
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
The Southeast Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. A team of undergraduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill compete in this day-long event. Click on the link to discover what the Ethics Bowl is all about. Co-sponsored with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
Public Lecture: "Choosing Civility: Considerate Conduct in the Modern World" featuring Dr. PM Forni, professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project. Dr. Forni's lecture is largely based on his book, "Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct." Dr. Forni has spent the last few years researching the place of civility in the modern world and looking at manners and politeness as time-proven ways to develop and sustain interpersonal relationships. His lecture focuses on the connections among civility, ethics and quality of life. This event is sponsored in part by Carolina’s Honor System, the Parr Center for Ethics, Student Congress, and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. Reception and book signing to follow. Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium, 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
Ethics and Leadership Workshop with Dr. Terry Price. Student leaders gather over lunch to discuss the challenges facing ethical decision making on Carolina’s campus and beyond. Terry Price, Visiting Associate Professor of Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and UNC Parr Center for Ethics Fellow, will present and facilitate the discussion. Interested in attending? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Student Union 2510, 12:30 pm.
Monday, November 13th, 2006
"Personal Faith and Conscience: How, When, Where and With Whom Can We Speak Our Minds on a Public University Campus?" A Difficult Dialogues forum held in partnership with the Parr Center for Ethics focusing on religious pluralism and academic freedom. A total of 22 faculty, staff, graduate students and undergrads participate in discussing scenarios that have generated controversy over the past several years. The forum is moderated by DDI co-principal investigator and law school professor Judith Wegner.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
"Ethics & Integrity: A Game Plan for Success," featuring Parr Center Director, Dr. Jan Boxill. Dr. Boxill speaks as part of the Sandhills Mental Health Facility Employee Appreciation Day Luncheon in Southern Pines, NC.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
"Ethical Decision Making," featuring Parr Center Director, Dr. Jan Boxill. Dr. Boxill speaks as part of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce's Leadership 2006 series.
Saturday, October 21st, 2006
"Ethics in a Pandemic" presented by Parr Center Fellow, Dr. James C. Thomas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Program in Public Health Ethics. Dr. Thomas will be speaking as part of the Adventures In Ideas seminar, “Gold Cannot Buy You Health”: Pandemics, Past and Present.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
Public Lecture, "Global Warming: What Should We Do About Fossil Fuel CO2?" Featuring Dr. Wallace Broecker. Dr. Broecker, Newberry Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University) is most widely known for discovering the great ocean conveyor, and for his work on abrupt climate change. Much of his work focuses on the role of the oceans in climate change. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, including the National Medal of Science in 1996, for his "pioneering contributions to the understanding of the circulation of the oceans, global carbon cycle, and the record of global climate changes." Location: Carroll Hall Auditorium, 7 pm.
Friday & Saturday, October 13-14th, 2006
Moral Philosophy: An Introduction to Kant and Mill presented by Dr. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord. Click on the link to find out more about the seminar. Co-sponsored with Adventures In Ideas.
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
The 2006 Smith P. Theimann, Jr. Distinguished Professorship Lecture, "Ethical Action in Challenging Times." Presented by Dr. Kimberly Strom-Gottfried, professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work where she teaches in the areas of direct practice, communities and organizations, and human resource management. Dr. Strom-Gottfried is an Ethics Fellow with the UNC Institute on the Arts and Humanities. She is the former chair of the National Association of Social Workers' National Committee on Inquiry and is active in training, consultation and research on ethics. Location: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building Auditorium, 5:30 pm.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
Public Lecture, "African Diaspora Lecture featuring Dr. Fatimah Jackson. " Dr. Fatimah Jackson, professor of applied biological anthropology at the University of Maryland, and a leading researcher on bioethics, genomics, and DNA testing in African-American communities presents a lecture concerning the ethical implications of DNA and genomics research for African-Americans, particularly the use of DNA to trace African ancestry. Co-sponsored with the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, 7 pm.
Friday-Sunday, September 29th-October 1st, 2006
Philosophy, Film, & Fiction Working Group, “Understanding Love Through Philosophy, Film, and Fiction,” with the primary aim to explore ways in which scholars from different disciplines and backgrounds can collectively contribute to the interpretation of literature and film, and through literature and film, to an understanding human experience. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Department of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Parr Center for Ethics.
Monday, September 25th, 2006
Public Lecture, "Ought," presented by Dr. John Broome of Oxford University. Dr. Broome argues that the central normative concept is 'ought' rather than a reason, and that 'ought' is a single and unanalyzable concept. Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy. Location: Caldwell Hall 213, 1 pm.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
Public Lecture, "The Challenges of Ethics in Sports". Ethics in sports is a topic with universal appeal. Never has this been truer than today when the media spotlight is turned on ethics in sports on a daily basis. Sports are designed to develop self respect and respect for others through empathy, integrity and sportsmanship. The Parr Center for Ethics, Department of Athletics, UNC Sport Clubs, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Department of Philosophy and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sponsor a two-hour public discussion on the ethics of competition in sports. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Fetzer Gym 109, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16th, 2006
"Finding the Genome: Community Genetics Forum 2006" is a second day-long conference held at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. Representives from project partner groups and communities will come together with speakers from the previous day's colloquium for conversation and exchange about community interests and concerns about genetic research.
Friday, September 15th, 2006
"Finding the Genome: Group Interests in Genetic Research and Testing" is a day-long colloquium on the UNC Campus. Plenary speakers include Francis Collins, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute; Debra Harry, Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism; and Dena Davis, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Saturday, September 9th, 2006
Public Film and Discussion Series, presenting "Gattaca." Part of the Community Genetics Forum 2006, this film and discussion series explores the moral questions, dilemmas and controversies that accompany scientific advances in the field of genetics. Location: Durham County Main Library, 2 pm.
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
Public Film and Discussion Series, presenting "Motherland: A Genetic Journey." Part of the Community Genetics Forum 2006, this film and discussion series explores the moral questions, dilemmas and controversies that accompany scientific advances in the field of genetics. Location: Durham, Stanford L. Warren Library, 2 pm.
Friday & Saturday, July 14-15th, 2006
"Sanctity of Life: War, Abortion, Capital Punishment, and Stem-Cell Research." Click on the link to find out more about the seminar. Co-sponsored with Adventures In Ideas.
Saturday, July 8th, 2006
Public Film and Discussion Series, presenting "Minority Report." Part of the Community Genetics Forum 2006, this film and discussion series explores the moral questions, dilemmas and controversies that accompany scientific advances in the field of genetics. Location: Durham East Regional Library, 2 pm.
June 15th, 2006
"Always Low Prices, Always": Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" Click on the link to find out more about the seminar. Co-sponsored with Adventures In Ideas.
June 10th, 2006
Public Film and Discussion Series, presenting "Spider-Man." Part of the Community Genetics Forum 2006, this film and discussion series explores the moral questions, dilemmas and controversies that accompany scientific advances in the field of genetics. Location: Durham County Main Library, 2 pm.