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May 2018

Public Philosophy Workshop

May 18, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

UNC Public Philosophy Workshop: All are warmly invited to attend. Keynote speakers will include Anita L. Allen (Henry Silverman Professor of Law and Philosophy, and Vice Provost for Faculty at UPenn), David V. Johnson (Senior Editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review, former Opinion Editor at Al Jazeera and Web Editor at the Boston Review), Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside; contributor to Salon, HuffPo, and LA Times; hosts for popular UnMute podcast), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at…

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August 2018

Making Bad Decisions in College

August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Is it wrong to sleep through class? Should you sneak into that party? Is it okay to disagree with your professor? Should you rat out your roommate for cheating on their midterm? Do you still need to listen to your parents? Join the Parr Center Undergraduate Fellows as we dive into ethical questions about being a college student!

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Chapel Hill PPE Workshop

August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Chris Howard, Alex Marcoci, Alex Oprea, and Dan Shahar. Lunch and dinner provided. Please register HERE.

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September 2018

Parr Center Presents: Adelle Waldman

September 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Reading Austen and Eliot in the #MeToo Era Adelle Waldman, author of the acclaimed novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, discusses the moral orientation of the Victorian novel of manners in the context of the #MeToo movement. 19th century novelists are frequently associated with prudish sexual mores, but Waldman argues that their approach to the analysis of romantic life was far more concerned with serious ethical issues than it was about the enforcement of arbitrary notions of correct behavior.…

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October 2018

Parr Center Presents: Justin Erlich

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles Justin Erlich discusses ways to meet some of the ethical and legal challenges presented by the emergence of various sorts of autonomous vehicles in urban life. Erlich is Vice President of Strategy (Policy, Legal, Communications) at Voyage, and was previously Head of Policy for Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Aviation at Uber. Before that, he was the Chief Tech Advisor for California Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) Kamala Harris.

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November 2018

Parr Center Presents: Jennifer Morton (CUNY)

November 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Jennifer Morton, "Elite Education and the Developing World" Countries in the developing world have an interest in having leaders who have been educated in elite institutions in the developed world and, in fact, many do have such leadership. However, this poses some challenges to having truly representative leadership and to the development of institutions of higher education in their own countries.

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January 2019

North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 26

The Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill is excited to host high school ethics bowl teams from across North Carolina for the 7th annual statewide North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, January 26th! If you are interested in volunteering as a judge or moderator please email Dominique Dery, Director of the National and NC High School Ethics Bowls, at ethicsbowl@unc.edu. For more information, please visit our website.

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April 2019

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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August 2019

Compass Workshop

August 12 - August 13

Compass is a two-day workshop for diverse undergraduates and terminal MA students interested in philosophy. We aim to create a relaxed and inclusive environment for students to discuss philosophical topics, network, and hone their academic skills. Our hope is that this event contribute to the greater goal of addressing under-representation in professional and academic philosophy. The workshop will feature pre-read paper discussions, panel talks with graduate students and faculty, and mentoring. UNC’s focus for this year’s Compass workshop will be…

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Parr Center @ UNC Fall Fest!

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hooker Fields, 203 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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"Between the entertainment, food, and free swag, Carolina Union's annual FallFest celebration provides a fun welcome to campus for all. New and returning Tar Heels have the opportunity to learn about student organizations, academic departments, and other campus opportunities to enhance their Carolina experience. The 2019 FallFest celebration will be Sunday, August 18th at Hooker Fields, immediately following First Year Convocation. The event includes student performances, a student organizations activities fair, interactive exhibits and games, and plenty of free food…

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