Mar
13
Wed
PPE Working Paper Series: Lillian Frost @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lillian Frost, a PPE affiliate and faculty member in Political Science, will give a talk with the title “Citizenship Spectrums: Misalignments of Nationality, Passports, and Belonging in Jordan.”

The talk will take place on March 13, 2024, from 12:00-1:15pm, in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd).

All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served! Please RSVP (strongly recommended).

The PPE Working Paper Series offers a friendly and constructive intellectual environment for sharing and advancing preliminary research in PPE and is typically combined with a lunch for participants.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@nullvt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Melinda Miller
Phone: millermc@nullvt.edu

Mar
21
Thu
PPE Game (Theory) Night @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you interested in strategic thinking? Do you enjoy thinking a few steps ahead? At the core of PPE analysis lies the essence of strategic thinking and problem solving. Immerse yourself in this approach in a dynamic, relaxed, and hands-on environment guided by the Kellogg Center’s resident game theorist, Dan Gibbs.

Together, participants will engage in the study and play of popular board and card games. They will explore optimal strategies through gameplay and thoughtful discussion. Participants will also have the chance to compete for exciting prizes, making the learning experience both enjoyable and rewarding.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Food and beverages will be provided. Please sign up in advance with Dan Gibbs (gibbsd@nullvt.edu).

Apr
3
Wed
PPE Distinguished Public Lecture: Elizabeth Anderson @ Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre (Moss Arts Center)
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

MacArthur Fellow Grant Winner Elizabeth Anderson will deliver the 2024 Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech.

Elizabeth Anderson is the author of Value in Ethics and Economics (Harvard University Press, 1993), The Imperative of Integration (Princeton University Press, 2010), and Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (Princeton University Press, 2017). She has published numerous articles on the ethical limitations of markets, facts and values in social scientific research, feminist and social epistemology, racial integration and affirmative action, rational choice and social norms, democratic theory, egalitarianism, and the history of ethics (focusing on Kant, Mill, and Dewey). She is currently working on a history of egalitarianism.

Professor Anderson is a MacArthur Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2018, she was named a Progress Medal Laureate by the Society for Progress for her book Private Government. In 2020, she was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect Magazine. Professor Anderson designed and was the first Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Michigan.

At Virginia Tech, Professor Anderson will speak about “Challenges to Creating an Egalitarian Society.” All faculty, students, and members of the public are welcome to attend this lecture.

The event is free with no tickets required. The lecture will be followed by a public reception.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@nullvt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu

Apr
11
Thu
PPE Game (Theory) Night @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you interested in strategic thinking? Do you enjoy thinking a few steps ahead? At the core of PPE analysis lies the essence of strategic thinking and problem solving. Immerse yourself in this approach in a dynamic, relaxed, and hands-on environment guided by the Kellogg Center’s resident game theorist, Dan Gibbs.

Together, participants will engage in the study and play of popular board and card games. They will explore optimal strategies through gameplay and thoughtful discussion. Participants will also have the chance to compete for exciting prizes, making the learning experience both enjoyable and rewarding.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Food and beverages will be provided. Please sign up in advance with Dan Gibbs (gibbsd@nullvt.edu).

Apr
17
Wed
PPE Research Fellow Panel: Redistricting, Citizenship, and Solidarity @ GCL Multipurpose Room (Graduate Life Center)
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

At this panel discussion, current PPE Research Fellows Nicholas Goedert, Lillian Frost, and Philip Yaure will discuss their work on redistricting, citizenship, and solidarity.

Dr. Goedert’s work, with the use of simulation technology, explores potential tradeoffs between democratic norms in congressional districting. Dr. Frost’s work analyzes the notion of citizenship, in particular its legislation and operation in practice, with a focus on Jordan and refugee groups. Dr. Yaure’s work explores how, under conditions of oppression, confrontation and conflict can be used as ways of solidarity between groups whose interests are opposed.

Join this informal, yet intellectually rich discussion. All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@nullvt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu