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April 2016

PPE talk: Virgil Storr (George Mason University)

April 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Hurricane Katrina: Entrepreneurship after Recovery" Virgil Henry Storr is a Senior Research Fellow and the Senior Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center, a Research Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, George Mason University and the Don C. Lavoie Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University. He holds a Ph. D. in Economics from George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.) and did his undergraduate work at Beloit…

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August 2016

Value Theory Workshop

August 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Amy Berg, Brookes Brown, Yoaav Isaacs, Jeff Sebo, and Steve Swartzer.  Information, including the schedule, and a registration form, are available HERE.

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Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Interest meeting

August 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a meeting for students who would like to find out more about the PPE Program, the PPE Minor, and our various extra-curricular offerings. Pizza will be served.

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September 2016

PPE Talk: Dan Ariely

September 16, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

“(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.” Dan Ariely given several TED Talks, with over 8 million views, including Are We In Control Of Our Own Decisions? and Our Buggy Moral Code. Dr. Ariely has also written several books, including Irrationally Yours and The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty. The James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, Ariely received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from UNC’s Cognitive Psychology Program (1994 and 1996, respectively) and earned a second doctorate…

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October 2016

PPE Talk: David Estlund

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Utopophobia” David Estlund is the Lombardo Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, where he teaches moral and political philosophy. Pizza will be served.

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November 2016

PPE Talk: Abhi Nemani

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Exit, Voice… or Hack: How PPE Hard Wires You For Fixing Government” by Abhi Nemani Nemani is the cofounder of EthosLabs, "a new company built to connect the dots between governments looking to do things differently, and startups ready to serve." He is also the interim Chief Innovation Officer for the city of Sacramento. Previously, he served as the Chief Data Officer for the city of Los Angeles and the cofounder of Code for America. He received a BA in…

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February 2017

PPE Talk: Alex Voorhoev

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

‘Healthy Nails versus Long Lives: The Psychology, Theory and Practice of Weighing Small against Large Harms’ Alex Voorhoev is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at LSE.  He works broadly in political philosophy and ethics. Pizza will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy in the Law School at Duke University.

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PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Constitutional Change

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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PPE Talk: Jennifer Morton

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jennifer Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Rags to Riches: Change in Context and Deliberation" Pizza will be served.

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September 2017

PPE Talk: Tyler Cowen

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tyler Cowen will present "The Complacent Class". Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream was published January 2017. He writes a column for Bloomberg View and contributes daily to The MarginalRevolution blog.

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