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September 2021

Parr Center Presents: Krista Thomason

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

“Does Contempt Belong in Public Life?” Most people agree that we have an obligation to be civil in public life. The problem is that we disagree about what “being civil” means. Does being civil mean we shouldn’t express negative emotions, even when we think someone deserves it? This talk focuses on contempt and its place in public life. Are there times when we should be contemptuous of others or will it do more damage to an already fragile public forum?…

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October 2021

PPE Speaker Series: “Upside Down: Reflections on Conspiracy Theories” with Dan Ariely

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

Registration for this Zoom event is required. REGISTER HERE. EVENT DESCRIPTION: In this talk, Dan Ariely will describe some of his experiences helping the Israeli government during the COVID-19 crisis. He will focus specifically on issues concerning conspiracy theories, his firsthand experiences with them, and what he has learned during this process. Dan Ariely is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. Ariely does research in behavioral economics on the irrational ways people behave, described in plain language. His…

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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
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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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