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Institutions, Rights, and Society: A Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Exploration

March 5, 2022 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

In collaboration and with support from the UNC-Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program

First created at Oxford University in the 1920s, the field of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) cultivates unique interdisciplinary perspectives on ideas that shape our socioeconomic and political world. In collaboration with UNC-Duke PPE program, we have organized a seminar that features scholarship on contemporary issues from the perspective of three different disciplines. We will learn about education systems and the political activism of children from Alexandra Oprea (political science), the ethics involved in providing health access and care around the world from Ben Meier (public policy), and the demographic sorting in the US that exacerbates polarization from Luc Bovens (philosophy). This thought-provoking seminar will challenge participants to think deeply about our sociopolitical institutions and the human rights implications of their activities.


The Politics of Public Education

Alexandra Oprea, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Human Rights and Global Health Governance

Benjamin Mason Meier, Professor of Public Policy and Health Policy and Management

Demographic Sorting in the US Voting Age Populations: Evidence and Implications

Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy

Institutions, Rights, and Society

A panel discussion with all speakers



9:15 am-3:45 pm, Saturday, March 5.  The tuition is $125 to attend in person or $75 for virtual viewing.  The optional lunch on Saturday is $20.

UNC Students can attend for free, but pre-registration is required. Discounts are available for UNC faculty, & staff. To register as a UNC Student, Staff, or Faculty, see our Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni AssociationFor information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here. *Registration for this event closes on March 4 at 3pm*

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

In-person registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. Virtual participants will receive an email with background materials about 1 week before the program and a Zoom link the day before the program.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


March 5, 2022
9:15 am - 3:45 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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