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September 2016

Bob Thust “Good Governance”

September 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This session led by Bob Thust will lead new and existing ventures and organizations in considering decision making principles and processes, organisational structures and values. Good governance is essential for long-term success, yet it's a topic that fledgling organizations often avoid or fail to explore. This is partly because it comes shrouded in legalese and jargon. Thust's many years of international experience with social innovation, social investment, corporate responsibility and organizational governance underpin his current work with organizations. This workshop…

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Bob Thust “Consulting and Social Innovation”

September 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bob Thust will be talking with students about his time in the consulting world and how he used his specific skill set for good. He will also be answering questions about his work, getting plugged in to social ventures, working at a large consulting firm, or anything else that students may have questions about. Bob spent 15 years at Deloitte UK, first in the Audit & Advisory practice for not-for-profits, then as Director of Responsible Business and finally as Director…

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Neil Britto “The Intersector Project”

September 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Today’s leaders, managers and policymakers are increasingly asked to work across government, business, and non-profit sectors to tackle our society’s most complex challenges. While intersector collaboration is necessary and important, it requires practitioners to navigate the differing institutional logics of each sector, design and implement projects that meet the preferences and objectives of multiple sectors, and navigate typically complex power dynamics. In this interactive workshop -- which will include a brief presentation, a deep dive into a case of cross-sector…

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Helping Every Child Succeed

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Focus Group with Tom Ross

September 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tom Ross, former President of UNC, is now President of the Volcker Alliance. The Volcker Alliance was launched in 2013 to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and to help rebuild public trust in government. The nonpartisan Alliance works toward that broad objective by partnering with other organizations—academic, business, governmental, and public interest—to strengthen professional education for public service, conduct needed research on government performance, and improve the efficiency and accountability of governmental organization at the federal,…

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Q&A with Judge Alex Kozinski

September 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Judge Alex Kozinski is a member and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of   Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Often described as a libertarian, he has written   thoughtfully and provocatively on criminal justice reform and other legal issues. He will be answering students questions about his work and criminal justice reform prior to the Lambeth Lecture.

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The Thomas Willis Lambeth Lecture

September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gerrard Hall, 160 East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Reforming Our Criminal Justice System A Conversation Between the Honorable Alex Kozinski and the Honorable Thomas W. Ross   This year’s Lambeth Lecturer features Judge Alex Kozinski, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit since 1985 and its Chief Judge from 2007 to 2014. Often described as a libertarian, Judge Kozinski came to the U.S. at the age of 12 as the son of Romanian refugees and Holocaust survivors. He has written articulately and often…

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October 2016

2016 Health and Human Rights Lecture

October 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Health, Human Rights, and Public Goods with Dr. Gopal Sreenivasan Health care (e.g., surgery) and public health (e.g., vaccinations) contribute to an individual’s health in very different ways. This lecture investigates the significance of this difference for a human right to health. Dr. Gopal Sreenivasan is Crown University Professor in Ethics at Duke University. His primary research interests are in moral and political philosophy, with particular interests in moral psychology and bioethics. He is a leading scholar in the area of health justice, focusing on the right to health.  …

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February 2017

The Ethics of Boycotts

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Many people think that we have a moral duty to boycott harmful practices. But do you make a difference when you boycott a harmful practice? And does your moral duty to boycott this practice depend on whether or not you make a difference? Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a debate between Shelly Kagan (Philosophy, Yale) and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy, Duke) on these issues. We will start with opening statements, then take questions from a moderator, then take…

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April 2017

Social and Economic Inequality in America

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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