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November 2021

Parr Center Presents: Ian Leahy, “Tree Equity”

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"Tree Equity: Overcoming a Legacy of Environmental Injustice in Cities" As the climate heats, trees in cities are rapidly transitioning from background aesthetics to life-saving infrastructure. Yet a map of tree cover in any US city is too often a map of wealth. These landscapes, created by a legacy of discrimination and disinvestment generations in the making, lay bare an ethical crisis at the core of our relationship with nature itself. This lecture will introduce the data underlying this pattern…

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January 2022

Parr Center Presents: Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton (Dean of Divinity, Wake Forest)

January 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton is Dean of the Divinity School at Wake Forest University, where he also holds the Presidential Chair in Religion & Society and is the inaugural Dean of the university‚Äôs Wait Chapel. Prior to his appointment at Wake Forest, Dr. Walton served as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University. Trained as a social ethicist focusing on evangelical Christianity, his work and insights have been featured in national…

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February 2022

Parr Center Forum: Michelle Robinson (UNC, American Studies)

February 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Discussant: Matt Kotzen (UNC, Philosophy) Topic: comedy and ethics

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March 2022

Parr Center Presents: Nick Riggle, “Carpe Diem! YOLO! Live in the Moment! The Philosophy of Existential Imperatives”

March 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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April 2022

Parr Center Forum: Nancy Sherman (Georgetown)

April 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Discussant: Michael Vazquez (UNC, Philosophy) Topic: wisdom of stoicism

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Parr|Bioethics Joint Lecture Series: Hanna Pickard (Johns Hopkins)

April 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Topic: addiction

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