Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Ann Case and Angus Deaton’s award-winning book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (2020). The...
Sep
29
Wed
4:00 pm PPE Research Speaker Series: Sah... @ Assembly Hall (Holtzman Alumni Center)
PPE Research Speaker Series: Sah... @ Assembly Hall (Holtzman Alumni Center)
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sahar Heydari Fard from UNC-Chapel Hill will give a talk with the title “Strategic Injustice, Social Networks, and Social Change”. This talk is tailored to...
Oct
6
Wed
10:00 am Majors Fair @ Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires)
Majors Fair @ Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires)
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The University’s Majors Fair will take place on October 06, 2021, from 10am-3pm, in the Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires). If you are interested in the PPE...
Oct
7
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Ann Case and Angus Deaton’s award-winning book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (2020). The...
Oct
21
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Ann Case and Angus Deaton’s award-winning book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (2020). The...

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