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PPE Distinguished Public Lecture: Dan Ariely

Professor Dan Ariely will deliver the 2019 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. The lecture is co-organized with the Data and Decisions Destination Area at Virginia Tech. Professor Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics and author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty,…

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PPE Discussion Colloquium: Democracy in America

On March 23, 2019, the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will co-organize a daylong discussion colloquium for selected undergraduate students on the topic “Democracy in America.” Professor Theodore Christov (George Washington University) will serve as discussion leader in order to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the questions and challenges raised by a set of…

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Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Wed
4:00 pm PPE Speaker Series/Center for Hu... @ Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center)
PPE Speaker Series/Center for Hu... @ Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center)
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Douglas Noonan (Indiana University Indianapolis), a PPE Visiting Research Scholar for the spring semester 2019, will speak about “Freeing the Freelancers: Innovation, Crowds, and Markets”. The event is co-organized with the Center for Humanities Price:...
Feb
19
Tue
4:30 pm PPE Reading Group (215 Major Wil... @ 215 Major Williams Hall
PPE Reading Group (215 Major Wil... @ 215 Major Williams Hall
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm to read and discuss Elizabeth Anderson’s (Michigan) “Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives” (free...
Feb
20
Wed
5:00 pm PPE Distinguished Public Lecture... @ Moss Arts Center
PPE Distinguished Public Lecture... @ Moss Arts Center
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University. Public reception after the lecture. Co-organized with the Data and Decisions Destination Area at Virginia Tech (“Free Beer” is only the lecture title. No...

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