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October 2021

Speaker Series: Bernard Reginster (Brown)

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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November 2021

Parr Center Presents: Ian Leahy

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

“Tree Equity: Overcoming a Legacy of Environmental Injustice in Cities” As the climate heats, trees in cities are rapidly transitioning from background aesthetics to life-saving infrastructure. Yet a map of tree cover in any US city is too often a map of wealth. These landscapes, created by a legacy of discrimination and disinvestment generations in the making, lay bare an ethical crisis at the core of our relationship with nature itself. This lecture will introduce the data underlying this pattern…

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PPE Speaker Series: “The FBI’s Fight Against Foreign Corruption” with Jeff Coleman

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

On June 3, 2021, the White House issued a National Security Study Memorandum establishing the fight against corruption as a core United States national security interest.  The presentation will offer an overview of the FBI’s International Corruption Unit, the laws it enforces, and the partnerships it has forged to address this interest.  The presentation will then offer a case study of global efforts to investigate billions of dollars misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian sovereign development fund, and…

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PPE Speaker Series: “Don’t Block the Exits” with Brandon Warmke

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION: In contemporary political discussions, it is depressingly common to see people criticized for expressing impure beliefs. Moreover, those who sometimes defect from their tribe are criticized for failing to be firmly enough on the side of the angels. I consider explanations for this behavior, including its relationship to moral grandstanding. I will also argue, on both moral and epistemic grounds, in favor of a norm against “blocking the exits.” We should not use social pressure to discourage people…

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Speaker Series: David Velleman (NYU)

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Parr Center and PPE Present: Alvaro Bedoya

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

“ICE’s American Dragnet” When people discuss government surveillance, they usually talk about the NSA, the FBI, or perhaps the police. They rarely mention Immigration & Customs Enforcement even though the agency has unfurled a veritable dragnet of surveillance, data collection, and information sharing since its creation after September 11th. As a result, major questions about ICE’s surveillance activities and capabilities remain unanswered: How does ICE get and use its data? How often does ICE access it? How broadly does this…

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January 2022

NC Regional High School Ethics Bowl

January 29, 2022
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February 2022

Speaker Series: Rima Basu (Claremont McKenna)

February 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Speaker Series: Beatrice Longuenesse (NYU)

February 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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March 2022

Balter Distinguished Lecture: Juliana Bidadanure (Stanford)

March 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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