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“My experience with the PPE Program has been metamorphic, and I believe that the combination of curricula, the speaker series, and the chance to be an ambassador, make this program unrivaled.”
—Tessa Dean, PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassador

“The PPE Ambassador Undergraduate Program served as a door opener for my college experience: offering both professional development and academic exposure.”
—Miles Franklin, PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassador

“I credit much of my academic, professional, and personal success in college to the PPE program, and I am ecstatic to see what it becomes in the coming years.”
—Davis Rosser, PPE Club President and PPE Ambassador

“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else.”
-John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

“Democracy is an opportunity, not a gift.” Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech
-Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy

“No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.”
-Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

“The call to action is not just for academic economists – it is for all of us who want a better, saner, more humane world. Economics is too important to be left to economists.”
-Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Good Economics for Hard Times

“Tragedy happens only when you are trying to live well, because for a heedless person who doesn’t have deep commitments to others, conflict isn’t a tragedy.”
-Martha C. Nussbaum, Kyoto Prize Winner

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