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March 2021

Virtues & Vocations Presents Shoshana Zuboff: What is the moral responsibility of engineers?

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Shoshana Zuboff Webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On March 23, we are thrilled to welcome Shoshana Zuboff. Shoshana Zuboff and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "What is the moral responsibility of engineers?"

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The Future of Conservatism – UNC Abbey Speaker Series

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom

Conservatism in America has an uncertain future. On a host of issues including populism, free trade, and nationalism, conservatives are no longer united. Now, perhaps more than ever, what it means to be a “conservative,” where conservatism is likely headed, and where, ideally, it should direct itself are open to debate. A panel of political thinkers with different views on conservatism will discuss these critical questions. Event Panelists Patrick Deneen, PhD is a Professor of Political Science and the David…

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Jedediah Purdy

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
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In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Jedediah S. Purdy joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 2019 after 15 years at Duke Law School. He teaches and writes about environmental, property, and constitutional law as well as legal and political theory.Purdy’s most recent book, This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for…

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Virtues & Vocations Presents Francis Su: What does math have to do with morality?

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Francis Su Webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On March 30, we are thrilled to welcome Francis Su. Francis Su and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "What does math have to do with morality?"

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April 2021

Facing the Anthropocene Webinar Series: Radhika Khosla

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
Headshot of Radhika Khosla against blue, green, and white background

In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Radhika Khosla is the Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and Research Fellow at Somerville College; and a Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, at the University of Oxford. She works…

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The Future of Political Theology

April 2 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom

The discussion of the role of religion, and specifically of Christianity, in public life is central to both modern political and theological thought. Luke Bretherton and Charles Mathewes accordingly discuss their views of the contemporary dilemmas and tasks that the Christian tradition of political theology face, both in historically democratic countries and on the global stage. Luke Bretherton is the Robert E. Cushman Professor of Moral and Political Theology at the Duke Divinity School and author of Christ and the…

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