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November 2019

Ethics Around the Table: Yolonda Wilson

November 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Race, Pain Management, and Epistemic Credibility Yolonda Wilson (Howard University) is a 2019-2020 fellow at the National Humanities Center and a 2019-2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include bioethics, social and political philosophy, race theory, and feminist philosophy. Professor Wilson has worked as a visiting scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. She believes that…

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January 2020

NC High School Ethics Bowl

January 25
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Parr Center Lecture: Maggie Little

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"A Plea for Translational Ethics" Philosophical ethics, like philosophy as a whole, is sometimes caricatured as an overly abstract and theoretical enterprise. In fact it has always cared about “the real world”; but its modes and methodologies of engaging with that world are less well developed than those of many other disciplines. In this talk, I offer a novel framework for distinguishing theoretical and applied ethics, and add a further distinction -- that between applied and “translational” ethics.  All are…

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February 2020

Ethics Around the Table: Karine Dubé (UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health)

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

“When Ethics Must Keep Up with Fast-Paced Biomedical Science: The Case of HIV Cure Research” Karine Dubé, DrPH, MPhil (Oxon), a former Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, is now an Assistant Professor in UNC's Gillings School of Public Health. Her current work focuses on integrating socio-behavioral research as part of actual HIV cure trials in the United States. Karine bridges biomedical, socio-behavioral sciences, and ethics in infectious diseases research. She has close to 15 years of…

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Parr Center Forum: The Education of the Emotions — Christine Tappolet (Univ. of Montreal) and Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke)

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Caldwell 105, Caldwell 105 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Christine Tappolet, “Affective Knowledge in Ethics and the Plasticity of Emotions” Gopal Sreenivasan, “Plasticity and Perfection: Emotions and the Moral Life”

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March 2020

Ethics Around the Table: Amelia Gibson (UNC School of Information and Library Science)

March 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

"When Access Isn’t Enough: Information, Data, and Marginalization" Dr. Amelia Gibson studies health, wellness, and information practices and access in local communities and on the internet. She is particularly interested in the effects of place, space, power, and community on information worlds, information behavior, information needs, and information access. Her current work focuses on information poverty and marginalization, and how intersections of identity, place, space, and social and economic power/privilege influence information access and information behavior among young women of…

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April 2020

Ethics Around the Table (via Zoom!): Jim Thomas (UNC Gillings School of Public Health)

April 3 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

"Ethical Pandemic Control"   This event will be held via Zoom. Please use this link to join the meeting at 12:15pm on Friday, April 3rd.  

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CRÉ-Parr-Hoover Joint Conference (via Zoom)

April 27 - April 28

Join the Parr Center for Ethics for a joint conference with Montreal’s Centre for Research on Ethics and the Hoover Chair at the University of Louvain in Belgium!   This event will be held via Zoom. To request Zoom access, please reach out to Jordan Lifer at jordan.lifer@unc.edu. The complete program is as follows:   27 April 2020 9:30  Refia Kadayifçi (Chaire Hoover) – “Neutrality of Effects and Discrimination Law” 10:15  Manuel Valente (Chaire Hoover) – “The Age-based Right to a…

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October 2020

Parr Center Presents: Randall Harp

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Policing Powers and Policing Institutions: Implications for Police Accountability, Reform, and Abolition Randall Harp is a philosopher at the University of Vermont whose main areas of philosophical research are in the philosophy of action (particularly collective action) and in the philosophy of social sciences. He is the 2020 Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy sponsored by Fulbright Canada and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This event will be held via Zoom. Please reach out to the event organizer (listed below)…

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Parr Center | PPE Forum: The Ethics and Efficacy of Protests

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring Candice Delmas (Northeastern) and William Sturkey (UNC). Candice Delmas is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Northeastern University, and is also Associate Director of Northeastern’s PPE program. Her main research interest is citizens’ moral obligations under conditions of injustice. She is the author of The Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should be Uncivil, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2018, as well as a number of articles in moral, legal, and political philosophy. She is…

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