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Thanks to the generous funding from the Institute for Humane Studies and the John Templeton Foundation, twice a year the Parr Center for Ethics brings together two distinguished scholars to debate a timely and relevant topic. The debate is formatted to provide each scholar with 30 minutes to present their opinion and concludes with a 30 minute moderated discussion with opportunity for questions from the audience. The inaugural Parr Center Debates focused on the ethics of boycotts and on gun control.