Jan
27
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2022/01/03/tommie-shelby-dark-ghettos-injustice-dissent-and-reform/

Feb
10
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2022/01/03/tommie-shelby-dark-ghettos-injustice-dissent-and-reform/

Feb
16
Wed
PPE Distinguished Public Lecture: Nobel Prize Winner Esther Duflo @ Virtual
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Recent co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo, will deliver the 2022 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech.

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Professor Duflo is the youngest person and second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

At Virginia Tech, Professor Duflo will speak about her (co-authored) book, Good Economics for Hard Times, which addresses some of the thorniest social and political problems of our time.

All faculty, students, and members of the public are welcome to attend this lecture. Advance registration is required for this virtual event. Please visit the following link for more information regarding registration details: https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2021/07/12/ppe-distinguished-public-lecture-esther-duflo/

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu

Feb
24
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2022/01/03/tommie-shelby-dark-ghettos-injustice-dissent-and-reform/

Mar
17
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2022/01/03/tommie-shelby-dark-ghettos-injustice-dissent-and-reform/

Mar
31
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2022/01/03/tommie-shelby-dark-ghettos-injustice-dissent-and-reform/

Apr
2
Sat
PPE Discussion Colloquium: Markets and Morality
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

On April 2, 2022, the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will co-organize a daylong discussion colloquium for selected undergraduate students on the topic “Markets and Morality.”

Professor Christopher Freiman (William and Mary) will serve as discussion leader to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the questions and challenges raised by a set of critical, seminal readings on the topic.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu

Apr
13
Wed
PPE Research Fellow Panel: Decision Theory, Behavioral Phenomena, and Network Economics @ Assembly Hall (Holtzman Alumni Center)
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

At this panel discussion, current PPE Research Fellows Daniel Hoek, Matthew Kovach, and Sudipta Sarangi will discuss their work in decision theory, behavioral economics, and network economics.

Dr. Hoek’s work suggests a novel inquisitive approach to decision theory that re-envisions the relationship between questions, choices, and beliefs, Dr. Kovach’s work focuses on behavioral economics and fundamental psychological concepts that underlie our actual choices, and Dr. Sarangi’s work in network economics analyzes the inheritance and evolution of socioeconomic relationships across generations.

Join this informal, yet intellectually rich discussion. All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Please visit the following link for more information: https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/category/ppe-research-fellows/

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu

Apr
14
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu

Apr
28
Thu
PPE Reading Group: Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform @ Kellogg Center Conference Room (820 University City Blvd)
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016).

In his pathbreaking new book, Tommie Shelbie presents a new perspective on urban black neighborhoods in the US that are characterized by poverty, violence, and instability. From this perspective, these “dark ghettos” are not merely social problems to be fixed; they are symptoms of systemic injustice. This shift in perspective leads to novel questions about how the government may act with regard to these communities, but also about the obligations (or lack thereof) of the ghetto poor. Each chapter focuses on core dimensions of the phenomenon: Racism and wealth/income inequities, residential segregation, cultural configurations, reproductive choices, single-mother families, joblessness, crime, and mass incarceration.

The reading group is (provisionally) scheduled for every other Thursday from 4-5:30pm in the conference room of the Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd). Participation is open to students (whether you are already a PPE student or interested in becoming one) and select faculty.

Please sign up with Fabian Wendt (fabianwendt@nullvt.edu) to receive your book in time to read. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussions!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Fabian Wendt
E-Mail:: fabianwendt@nullvt.edu