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November 2015

Practice Job Talk: Vida Yao

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grace & Graciousness: Goodness in Loving the Bad   Grace is love that is not fully explained by the excellence of its objects. Indeed, as I will argue, one can experience forms of grace toward an object in full awareness of its bad qualities, and one’s love may even be partly grounded in, or enhanced by, one’s awareness of those qualities. Grace is conceptually and normatively puzzling: some argue that our desires and positive emotions, if intelligent responses at all,…

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Parr Center Forum: Race, Mass Incarceration, and Sentencing in the U.S.

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a discussion of race, sentencing, and mass incarceration in the United States. Our panel includes Tamar Birckhead (UNC Law), Joe Kennedy (UNC Law), Jim Woodall (District Attorney, Orange and Chatham Counties), and James Williams (Chief Public Defender, Orange and Chatham Counties), with Alyson Grine (UNC Government) moderating. Panelists will present an overview of racial discrimination in mass incarceration, as well as of sentencing laws as they have contributed to this problem. The…

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December 2015

PPE Talk: Gene Nichol

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“North Carolina’s Greatest Challenge” Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. From 2005-2008, he was president of the College of William and Mary. Nichol was Burton Craige professor and dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005); law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-1995); and Cutler professor and director of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute (1985-1988). To read a…

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Work in Progress Talk: Chris Blake-Turner, “Killing, Letting Die, and Moral Luck”

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

All graduate students are encouraged to attend; lunch will be provided.

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Practice Job Talk: John Lawless

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Early Career Faculty Work In Progress Workshop: Brookes Brown

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a closed event.

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Early Career Faculty Work In Progress Workshop

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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January 2016

Philosophy @ the Movies: “Dirty Pretty Things”

January 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of “Dirty Pretty Things”, and a discussion led by Rebecca Walker. This event is free and open to all; refreshments will be provided.

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Ethics Around the Table

January 21, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Lunch will be provided, and registration is kindly required. Please stay tuned for speakers, a talk abstract, and registration information. Questions? Please email Katie at kfanfani@unc.edu.

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North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teams from across the state of North Carolina will travel to UNC – Chapel Hill to compete on January 23, 2016, in an annual event hosted by the Parr Center. If you are interested in participating as a judge, moderator, or general volunteer, please email us at parrcenter@unc.edu.

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