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of curricula, the speaker series, and the
chance to be an ambassador, make this program unrivaled.”
—Tessa Dean, PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassador

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VT News: New Major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Anticipation, adrenaline, confidence, hope, and a touch of anxiety fill the waiting room. A dozen well-educated college graduates wait for an interview at a major Wall Street firm. But one candidate stands out among the intense competition, showcasing high-level critical thinking that arrives at solutions that are not only economically sound, but also socially, ethically,…

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PPE Discussion Colloquium on Foreign Aid

On April 14, 2018, the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will co-organize a day-long discussion colloquium for selected undergraduate students on the topic “The Economics of Foreign Aid.” The colloquium will explore the questions and challenges raised by a set of readings on the topic of foreign aid that will be provided in advance….

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Upcoming Events

Sep
11
Tue
4:00 pm PPE Meet and Greet @ Major Williams Hall Atrium
PPE Meet and Greet @ Major Williams Hall Atrium
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reception for faculty, staff, and students interested in PPE. Price: Free Sponsor: Administration Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs Contact: Michael Moehler E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu
5:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the fall semester on Tuesday 5-7pm to read and discuss Joseph Caren’s (Toronto) “The Ethics of Immigration” (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza...
Sep
25
Tue
5:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the fall semester on Tuesday 5-7pm to read and discuss Joseph Caren’s (Toronto) “The Ethics of Immigration” (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza...

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