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August 2017

Value Theory Workshop

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Chris Howard, Yoaav Isaacs, Alex Oprea, Dan Shahar, and Rob Willison. Information about the schedule and a registration form is available HERE. This event is sponsored by the PPE Program and the Parr Center for Ethics.  

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September 2017

PPE Talk: Tyler Cowen

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream was published January 2017. He writes a column for Bloomberg View and contributes daily to The MarginalRevolution blog.  

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October 2017

Parr Center Presents: Laurie Shrage

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Laurie Shrage's work evaluates public policies on markets in sexual services and expressive materials, reproductive health care, legal gender identity, and marriage. She is more interested in the active application of philosophical theory to inform public debate - in what she terms "empirically informed philosophy" - than she is in focusing her work on a particular school of philosophical thought. She suggests that moral and political philosophers should pay more attention to historical and scientific accounts of political and moral problems than they…

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November 2017

PPE Talk: Sarah Conly

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Professor Conly is the author of of Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism (Cambridge University Press 2013) and One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? (Oxford University Press, 2016), and a broad range of articles on related topics. She is currently at work on liberty: when and why it matters (and when and why it does not). This event is proudly co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics.

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February 2018

Talk: Richard Reeves

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Richard Reeves is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. He works on "social mobility, inequality, and family change." Before his time at Brookings, he served as Director of Strategy for the UK's Deputy Prime Minister.

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April 2018

PPE Talk: Sreedhari Desai

April 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sreedhari Desai, Assistant Professor in the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina works to understand "how, why, when and where social inequality, organizations and institutions interact." She is especially interested in how organizations and institutions influence ethical decision making.

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