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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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October 2017

Parr Center Presents: Laurie Shrage

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

"Contract Sex: Decriminalization vs. Legalization" Why are sex worker rights groups advocating for decriminalizing sex work, but not for legalizing it? In this paper, I will explain why efforts to decriminalize sex work deserve the same support as efforts to decriminalize abortion, marijuana, or non-procreational sex. Many human rights advocates now recognize that decriminalizing sexual transactions which take place among consenting adults in private, including informally contracting for sexual services, is necessary for protecting our fundamental human and civil rights.…

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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 Brookings 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. Registration is required. To see the complete schedule and register for this event, please click here.  This…

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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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