PPE Reading Group: Spring 2018

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Jeremy Waldron’s (NYU) book The Harm in Hate Speech (books provided). The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 5-7pm at 215 Major Williams Hall. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion!

Participation is open to any interested student (whether already a PPE student or interested in becoming one), and capped at 10 participants. Sign up by January 26th (to receive your book in time to read) with Gil Hersch (hersch@nullvt.edu). The first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 30th.

PPE Speaker Series: Spring 2018

In the context of the PPE Speaker Series, this semester the PPE Program will host three guest speakers who will present their most recent work to faculty, students, and the general public. Fabian Wendt (Chapman University) will address the topic of unfair compromises, Marion Fourcade (University of California Berkeley) will speak about the digital economy, and Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich) will discuss the epistemic potentials and limitations of rational choice theory in philosophy and the social sciences. Professor Herfeld’s talk is co-sponsored by the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience at Virginia Tech.