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March 2019

Parr Center Presents: Jennifer Hawkins (Duke)

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Parr Center Presents: Jennifer Hawkins, “Artistic Achievement, Suffering, and Living a Good Life” Thursday, March 21, 5-6:30 pm Hyde Hall, University Room   We can all agree that suffering is generally a bad thing. Yet we often allow that some amount of negative experience can be worth it for the sake of achieving important ends. Indeed, many people admire those who achieve great things despite intense suffering along the way. And in some cases at least, we suspect that an individual’s…

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UNC’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Tryouts: Session II

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 213, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Are you interested in competing on UNC's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team... for class credit?! PHIL261 Ethics in Practice, is a hands on, experiential course where students from all majors come to discuss the most important ethical issues of today. Course Meeting Schedule: T/TH 11-12:15 with Rec. T 7-9PM. Requirements to enroll: Completion of 1 PHIL ethics course (courses above 100 with a second digit of 6, 7, or 8) + instructor consent. Information on previous teams can be found HERE.…

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Kenan Moral Purpose Award Essay Contest – Submissions Due!

March 22 @ 12:00 pm

ESSAY SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE MARCH 22 @ NOON! Students can now apply for the Kenan Moral Purpose Award, an annual essay contest to highlight the role a liberal arts education plays in students’ exploration of their personal and social purposes. The contest, held in partnership between the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Parr Center for Ethics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students at Duke and UNC. One winner is selected…

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Carolina Forum for Ethics Presents: Trolley Problem

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The event will be a discussion of dilemmas raised in “The Good Place” season 2, episode 5. Free pizza and T-shirts!  

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Ethics Around the Table: Harry Brighouse (UW-Madison)

March 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us for an Ethics Around the Table presentation with Harry Brighouse: "Why Instructional Quality is the Most Important Equity Issue on Campus". This event is free and open to all; lunch will be provided! Registration is required; please click here to register. 

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April 2019

Parr:Bioethics Joint Lecture Series

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Parr | bioethics Joint Lecture Series Thursday April 4, 5-6:30 pm Hyde Hall Steven Joffe (Medical Ethics, Penn) “Ethical Obligations Towards Research Subjects” The ethical distinction between medical care, which seeks to advance the patient’s well-being, and biomedical research, which seeks to answer a question for the benefit of future patients, is widely recognized. Yet conventional analyses of the relationship between physician-investigators and research participants start from the ethics of the doctor-patient relationship, then ask how these norms can…

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National High School Ethics Bowl

April 5 - April 7

The Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill is excited to host 24 qualifying high school ethics bowl teams from across the U.S. for the 7th annual NHSEB National Bowl on April 5-7! If you are interested in volunteering as a judge or moderator please email Dominique Dery, Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl, at ethicsbowl@unc.edu. For more information, please visit nhseb.unc.edu.

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