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November 2017

Teaching Workshop: Structuring Student Assessments

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching Workshop: Structuring Student Assessments A key part of planning a philosophy course is deciding what sorts of assessments to include, when to give them, and designing them such that they can provide useful information on the knowledge and philosophical skills of the students who do them. This workshop is designed to provide information on all of the above. Panelists are Gillian Russell, Caleb Harrison, Lauren Townsend, and Michaela Tiller. Panelist presentations will be followed by Q&A; lunch is provided.

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December 2017

Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 11:30 pm
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This is a small research workshop to discuss works in progress by five of the participants: Sarah Buss, Jamie Dreier, Alex King, Sarah Paul, and Daniel Wodak. Other out of town participants include Selim Berker, Jan Dowell, Julia Driver, Robert Johnson, Stephanie Leary, Kathryn Lindeman, Sarah McGrath, Hille Paakkunainen, Peter Railton, Connie Rosati, Russ Shafer-Landau, Nate Sharadin, Michael Smith, Sarah Stroud, and Sigrún Svavarsdóttir. The Metaethics Workshop site is HERE. Co-sponsored by the Chapel Hill Department of Philosophy, the Parr Center…

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January 2018

North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, January 20th, high school students from across North Carolina will travel to UNC to participate in a state-wide Ethics Bowl competition, hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, moderator, or room staff, please contact our Ethics Bowl Director, Dominique Dery, at dominique.dery@unc.edu.

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February 2018

Speaker Series: Dmitri Gallow (Pittsburgh)

February 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dmitri Gallow (PhD, University of Michigan, 2014) is an assistant professor of philosophy.  His primary research interests lie in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology.  He spends most of his time thinking about causation, chance, subjunctive conditionals, and the rational norms governing partial, or degreed, belief states.

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Diversi-Tea!

February 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join the Diversity Committee in the Caldwell Hall library for tea time! All members of the Philosophy Department are invited. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

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Speaker Series: Kate Manne (Cornell)

February 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where she's been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. Kate Manne did her graduate work at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. She was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (her hometown), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.

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PPE Talk: Richard Reeves

February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Richard Reeves is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. He works on "social mobility, inequality, and family change." Before his time at Brookings, he served as Director of Strategy for the UK's Deputy Prime Minister.

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March 2018

Normativity Workshop

March 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - March 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

A new workshop organized by Chris Howard and Alex Worsnip on normativity, broadly construed. There will be seven talks - six filled via an open call for papers, plus a keynote delivered by Prof. Selim Berker (Harvard), plus drinks, a workshop dinner, and friendly conversation. We hope that this will become an annual event.

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Speaker Series: Kristie Dotson (Michigan State)

March 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kristie Dotson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Memphis. She also received a MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Literature and a BA in African American Studies and English Literature from Coe College. Professor Dotson researches in epistemology, feminist philosophy (particularly Black feminism and feminist epistemology), and critical philosophy of race.

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April 2018

PPE Talk: Sreedhari Desai

April 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sreedhari Desai, Assistant Professor in the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina works to understand "how, why, when and where social inequality, organizations and institutions interact." She is especially interested in how organizations and institutions influence ethical decision making.

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