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2017-2018 PPEL Speaker Series

The PPEL Program sponsors a speakers series that brings visitors from the disciplines of philosophy, politics, economics, and law to campus to share their work on normative questions of public policy, law, and social order.

Fall 2017

Bioethics, Race, and Healthcare
Dr. Joan R. Harrell, Dr. Wylin Dassie Wilson, and Dr. Julian M. Hayter
Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm
Alice Haynes Room

Co-sponsored with Healthcare Studies, Biology, History, Political Science, Leadership Studies, Center for Civic Engagement, Office of the Chaplaincy, and Black Student Alliance

Economics in Policy Debates
Dr. Catherine Eckel
Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:45-5:45pm
Jepson 118

Co-sponsored with Robins School of Business

Conference on the International Rule of Law
Dr. Frank Lovett, Dr. Catherine Lu, Dr. Richard Collins, and Dr. Colleen Murphy
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:15am-4:45pm
Westhampton Center Living Room

Co-sponsored with Philosophy and the School of Arts & Sciences

PPEL Dinner and Conversation
“Speaking of Virtue: Engaging with Fundamental Values in a Liberal Polis”
Presentation by 2017 PPEL-Koch Summer Research Fellowship recipient, Kaelyn Heinicke
Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:00-7:30pm
Richmond Room

Spring 2018

"Casuistry: A Practitioner's Case-Based Approach to Making Moral Judgments"
Dr. Martin Calkins, University of Massachusetts Boston
Thurs., Feb. 22, 4:30pm
Whitehurst Living Room

"Ethics and the Wars of the Future"
Dr. Edward Barrett, Research Director at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
Tues., Feb. 27, 4:00pm
Brown Alley Room

For additional exciting speaker series opportunities, visit the Philosophy Department webpage