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March 2016

Ethics Around the Table: Richard Andrews

March 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center "Ethics Around the Table" event! Managing the environment, managing ourselves: How should we manage our uses of nature in an ‘Anthropocene’ world? Ethics Around the Table (EAT) Discussion March 29, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. University Room, Hyde Hall Richard (“Pete”) Andrews is professor emeritus of environmental policy at UNC, and author of Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental Policy (Yale University Press 1999, 2nd ed. 2006; 3rd ed. in…

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Hip Hop & Social Justice

March 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hip Hop and Social Justice Please join the Parr Center for Ethics and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities for a panel on hip hop and social justice, featuring performances as well as discussion from three outstanding local artists. Our panel will include shirlette ammons (poet, musician, author), Pierce Freelon (musician, educator, activist), and Josh Rowsey aka (J)Rowdy (poet, musician), with Professor Perry Hall (UNC, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies) moderating. We will begin with an hour of…

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PPE Talk: Jessica Flanigan

March 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Freedom of Contract: A Defense" Jessica Flanigan is an assistant professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, at the University of Richmond, where she teaches ethics and critical thinking. For a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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April 2016

PPE Seminar: The Morality of Markets

April 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Morality of Markets Jonathan Anomaly In this intensive one day seminar we’ll explore the moral ideals underlying socialism and capitalism, and the economic and moral consequences of socialist and market-based systems of political economy. In particular we’ll read Jerry Cohen’s defense of socialism, James Otteson’s defense of capitalism against socialism, Michael Sandel’s idea that markets corrupt our character, and Jason Brennan’s counter-argument that markets actually promote certain character virtues. The seminar will be consist of four sessions: Cohen: Why…

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Ethics Around the Table: Kimberly Brownlee

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kimberley Brownlee  is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Her recent work has focused on civil disobedience, conscience, conviction, and punishment. Her current work focuses on social rights, freedom of association, and social virtues. She is the author of Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (OUP 2012). At this Ethics Around the Table, she will present "The Case for Civil Disobedience": Abstract: Is it acceptable to use civil disobedience to protest against the law? Do we have a moral right to use civil disobedience? Do we sometimes have a duty to use it? Should we be punished for…

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Parr Center Presents: The Ethics of Humor, “Navigating Racial Satire”

April 9, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Parr Center Presents: Luvell Anderson and Jeff Sebo on The Ethics of Humor “Navigating Racial Satire” This talk is part of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor Conference, which is free and open to all, however advance registration is suggested. To register for this talk and other events at the conference, please click here.

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PPE talk: Virgil Storr (George Mason University)

April 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Hurricane Katrina: Entrepreneurship after Recovery" Virgil Henry Storr is a Senior Research Fellow and the Senior Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center, a Research Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, George Mason University and the Don C. Lavoie Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University. He holds a Ph. D. in Economics from George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.) and did his undergraduate work at Beloit…

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A Tale of Two Trailblazers

April 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A Conversation with the Honorable Eva M. Clayton and Harvey Gantt EVA M. CLAYTON became the first African American to represent North Carolina in the House since George Henry White was elected to his second and last term in 1898. After taking her seat in the United States House of Representatives following a special election in 1992, she was re-elected and served for five terms. In 2003, Clayton was appointed Assistant Director-General of the United Nations’s Food and Agricultural Organization…

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Douglas Hunt Lecture Series: Difference Without Domination

April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Douglas Hunt Lecture Series: Difference Without Domination, Reconciling Free Speech and Social Equality on Campus Danielle Allen, PhD, Director, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

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CRISPR: The History, Science and Ethics of Genetic Modification

April 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

CRISPR: The History, Science and Ethics of Genetic Modification Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a discussion of the science, history, and ethics of genetic modification, with special focus on CRISPR, a new gene-editing tool that the New York Times claims "might create an ethical morass" or "might make revising nature seem natural." Our panel includes Gregory Copenhaver (UNC, Biology), Susan Lederer (UW, Bioethics), and Eric Juengst (UNC, Bioethics), with Rebecca Walker (UNC, Bioethics) moderating. Panelists will tell us…

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