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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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Educational Ethics in Pandemic Times

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, 250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Morehead Planetarium, the Department of Philosophy, and the Parr Center for Ethics are pleased to invite K-12 educators to participate in the inaugural session of “Educational Ethics in Pandemic Times.” This event will provide an unprecedented opportunity for educators to reflect on ethical tensions and dilemmas that arise in the context of their professional practice, especially issues related to science education and the ongoing pandemic. Participants will be equipped with a conceptual toolkit that will enable them to effectively think…

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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’s 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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