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August 2017

Interested in the Parr Center?

August 24 @ 7:00 pm

Welcome to the 2017-2018 year! The Parr Center has an air of excitement as we impatiently await the return of our students and friends. This year we are hosting a student interest meeting on Thursday 8/24 at 7PM in Caldwell room #213. This meeting will be for those who wish to become more involved with the Parr Center and want to apply to the fellows program. We are looking for all kinds of students- especially with varying interests (including graphic…

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October 2017

Parr Center Presents: Laurie Shrage

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Laurie Shrage's work evaluates public policies on markets in sexual services and expressive materials, reproductive health care, legal gender identity, and marriage. She is more interested in the active application of philosophical theory to inform public debate - in what she terms "empirically informed philosophy" - than she is in focusing her work on a particular school of philosophical thought. She suggests that moral and political philosophers should pay more attention to historical and scientific accounts of political and moral problems than they…

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Happiness and Well-Being: a one-day conference

October 14

Bringing together three experts on the nature of happiness and well-being -- Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University), Carol Graham (the Bookings Institute), Dan Russell (University of Arizona) -- this one-day workshop is designed to bring participants up to speed on current research and issues in understanding the nature of happiness and well-being. No specific background presupposed. Open and free to all. Lunch and reception provided. This Philosophy, Politics & Economics event is co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics, the Institute…

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November 2017

PPE Talk: Sarah Conly

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Title: TBA Professor Conly is the author of of Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism (Cambridge University Press 2013) and One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? (Oxford University Press, 2016), and a broad range of articles on related topics. She is currently at work on liberty: when and why it matters (and when and why it does not).  

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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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April 2018

National High School Ethics Bowl

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018

On April 20 - 22, High School teams from across the country will travel to UNC - Chapel Hill to compete in the National Championships. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, moderator, or general volunteer, please email Dominique Dery, Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl, at dkldery@email.unc.edu.

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