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February 2017

Ethics Around the Table with Kevin Trapani

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

"The Toxicity of Profit and the Role of Business in Society" Our global community now shares a powerful ideology: What's good for business is good for community. Is that true? If so, why are social inequities so vast? Why are marginalized communities so locked in poverty? Against this backdrop, Kevin Trapani believes that business can be a force for good -- and that he can demonstrate how.   We are at our best when we serve others. And business can…

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PPE Talk: Alex Voorhoev

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 208, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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‘Healthy Nails versus Long Lives: The Psychology, Theory and Practice of Weighing Small against Large Harms’ Alex Voorhoev is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at LSE.  He works broadly in political philosophy and ethics. Pizza will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy in the Law School at Duke University.

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Parr Center Forum: The Ethics of Boycotts

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Many people think that we have a moral duty to boycott harmful practices. But do you make a difference when you boycott a harmful practice? And does your moral duty to boycott this practice depend on whether or not you make a difference? Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a debate between Shelly Kagan (Philosophy, Yale) and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy, Duke) on these issues. We will start with opening statements, then take questions from a moderator, then take…

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PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Constitutional Change

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

Parr Center Presents: Emily Baxter, “We Are All Criminals”

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Emily Baxter is the Director of We Are All Criminals, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to inspire empathy and ignite social change through personal stories of crime, privilege, justice, and injustice, disrupting the barriers that separate us. Participants in We Are All Criminals tell stories of crimes they got away with. The participants are doctors and lawyers, social workers and students, retailers and retirees who consider how very different their lives could have been had they been caught. The…

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PPE Talk: Jennifer Morton

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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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. "Rags to Riches: Change in Context and Deliberation"

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March 2017

Maryse Mitchell-Brody: “Working Ourselves Out of a Job”

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In a collaboration between the Parr Center for Ethics and the Campus Y, Maryse Mitchell-Brody will present "Working Ourselves Out of a Job: Liberation and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex".

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Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary, a Play Through Letters

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ethics Around the Table with Rachel Schaevitz

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Rachel joined the Program in Humanities and Human Values for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Public Humanities through Fall 2017.  She comes to Chapel Hill from Philadelphia, where she earned her Ph.D. in Media & Communication from Temple University, focusing on using media and the humanities as vehicles for social change.  While cinema has been her primary focus, with a  background in independent film production as well as an MFA in Film Studies from Boston University and BFA in…

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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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