Upcoming Events

Aug
13
Fri
all-day PPE Workshop (In-Person) @ Hyatt Place Blacksburg
PPE Workshop (In-Person) @ Hyatt Place Blacksburg
Aug 13 all-day
The Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will host a one-day workshop to celebrate in-person the launch of the Center. The workshop brings together...
Sep
4
Sat
2:00 pm PPE Club: Gobblerfest @ Drillfield
PPE Club: Gobblerfest @ Drillfield
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Club will participate in this year’s Gobblerfest. Please come by our table to speak with club representatives and PPE students...
Sep
7
Tue
3:30 pm PPE Meet and Greet @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
PPE Meet and Greet @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Sep 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics for its annual “Meet and Greet” event on September 07, 2021, from 3:30pm-4:30pm, at the Center’s...
Sep
10
Fri
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 10 @ 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... @ Brush Mountain A/B (Squires)
PPE Research Speaker Series: Sah... @ Brush Mountain A/B (Squires)
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sahar Heydari Fard from UNC-Chapel Hill will give a talk (title TBD). This talk is tailored to appeal to faculty and students, with plenty of...

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