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chance to be an ambassador, make this program unrivaled.”
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PPE Speaker Series: Fabian Wendt

Fabian Wendt from Chapman University will give a talk on the topic “Defending Unfair Compromises” at Virginia Tech. The talk takes place on February 21, 2018, from 4-6 PM in 135 Goodwin Hall. The talk is tailored to appeal to both students and faculty, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest…

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New Major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

The PPE Program, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Economics, launched a new Major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The PPE Major allows students to study systematically some of the most important social, ethical, economic, and political problems that our contemporary societies face. It offers…

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Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Wed
4:00 pm PPE Speaker Series: Fabian Wendt @ 135 Goodwin Hall
PPE Speaker Series: Fabian Wendt @ 135 Goodwin Hall
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fabian Wendt from Chapman University will give a talk on the topic “Defending Unfair Compromises.” All faculty and students are invited to attend. Abstract: It seems natural to think that compromises ought to be fair....
Mar
21
Wed
4:00 pm PPE Speaker Series: Marion Fourcade @ 135 Goodwin Hall
PPE Speaker Series: Marion Fourcade @ 135 Goodwin Hall
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marion Fourcade from the University of California Berkeley will give a talk on the topic “Faust in the Digital Era.” All faculty and students are invited to attend. Abstract: The modern digital economy is built...
Apr
2
Mon
4:00 pm PPE-GFURR Lecture: Catherine Her... @ 118B Surge Building
PPE-GFURR Lecture: Catherine Her... @ 118B Surge Building
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Catherine Herfeld from the University of Zurich will give a talk on the topic “The Many Faces of Rational Choice Theory.” All faculty and students are invited to attend. Abstract: Throughout the second half of...

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