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November 2021

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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