PPE Events Spring 2022

This semester, the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will organize the following events and activities.

PPE Reading Group. The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the semester to discuss Tommie Shelby’s influential and timely book, Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016). We will provide free copies of the book. PPE Core Faculty member Fabian Wendt will lead the reading group. Here is more information and instructions on how to sign up for the reading group.

PPE Distinguished Public Lecture. This year’s PPE Distinguished Public Lecture will be delivered virtually by Esther Duflo, who is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT. Professor Duflo was honored as MacArthur Fellow in 2009, received the John Bates Clark Medal in 2010, and won jointly the Nobel Prize in Economics for her work on global poverty alleviation in 2019. The lecture will take place on February 16, 2022, from 5-6:30pm. Here is more information about the event, including registration details.

PPE Discussion Colloquium. On April 2, 2022, the Kellogg Center will host a discussion colloquium for undergraduate students on the topic “Markets and Morality.” Professor Christopher Freiman (College of William & Mary) will serve as discussion leader to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the questions and challenges raised by a set of critical, seminal readings on the topic. Here is more information about the colloquium.

PPE Research Fellow Panel. At this panel, current PPE Research Fellows Daniel Hoek, Matthew Kovach, and Sudipta Sarangi will discuss their work in decision theory, behavioral economics, and network economics. Please join us for this informal, yet intellectually rich discussion on April 13, 2022, from 4-5:30pm (Assembly Hall, Holtzman Alumni Center).

PPE Undergraduate Research Journal. The editorial board of The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Review is pleased to announce that the first volume of this new undergraduate research journal will be published later this month. The volume will include contributions from PPE students at Virginia Tech and around the world. Here is more information about the scope, submission guidelines, and review process of the journal.

To learn more about these and other upcoming events organized by the Kellogg Center, please visit the PPE Calendar. PPE events are open to the public and all faculty and students are cordially invited to attend.

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