Sep
2
Fri
PPE Club: Gobblerfest @ Drillfield
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Club will participate in this year’s Gobblerfest. Students who are interested in PPE and the program’s offerings are cordially invited to attend. Please come by our table to speak with club representatives and PPE students.

Learn more about PPE@VT!

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: gobblerfest@nullvt.edu
E-Mail:: gobblerfest@nullvt.edu

Sep
6
Tue
PPE Meet and Greet
Sep 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics for its annual “Meet and Greet” event on September 06, 2022, from 3:30-4:30pm, at the Kellogg Center (free parking). We will have an informal reception (free food) for faculty, staff, students, and anyone interested in PPE. Learn more about the Kellogg Center, its faculty, degree programs, student club, and our events and activities this year.

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

Sep
8
Thu
PPE Cinema: Metropolis
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The PPE Cinema, organized by the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, welcomes faculty and students from across campus who are interested in watching and discussing great films.

Together we watch movies on the big screen in the conference room at the Kellogg Center and discuss the question in philosophy, politics, and economics they raise. Food and beverages are provided.

Film title: Metropolis. A pioneering silent film from 1927 by Fritz Lang, set in a futuristic urban dystopia. The film was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

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

Sep
28
Wed
PPE Research Speaker Series: Jared Rubin @ Fralin Hall Auditorium (Fralin Hall)
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Jared Rubin, an economic historian, will give a talk with the title “Ideology and Economic Change: The Path to the Modern Economy in China and Japan.” The talk is tailored to appeal to both students and faculty, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker.

All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/category/ppe-speaker-series/

Oct
6
Thu
PPE Cinema: Daratt (Dry Season)
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The PPE Cinema, organized by the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, welcomes faculty and students from across campus who are interested in watching and discussing great films.

Together we watch movies on the big screen in the conference room at the Kellogg Center and discuss the question in philosophy, politics, and economics they raise. Food and beverages are provided.

Film title: Daratt (Dry Season). A powerful parable from Chad about forgiveness and reconciliation after civil war. Grand Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Venice International Film Festival.

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

Oct
12
Wed
Majors Fair @ Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires)
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The University’s Majors Fair will take place on October 12, 2022, from 10am-3pm, in the Commonwealth Ballroom (Squires).

If you are interested in the PPE major or PPE Pathways minor, please visit our table at the fair and learn more about degree requirements, career prospects, and opportunities with the PPE program.

PPE Core Faculty, advisors, and student ambassadors will be present and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Holly Belcher
E-Mail:: hollymb2@nullvt.edu

Oct
19
Wed
PPE Research Speaker Series: Sahar Akhtar @ Fralin Hall Auditorium (Fralin Hall)
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sahar Akhtar, a political philosopher and economist, will give a talk with the title “The Right to Exclude and Right to do Wrong.” The talk is tailored to appeal to both students and faculty, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker.

All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/category/ppe-speaker-series/

Oct
27
Thu
PPE Cinema: L’Eclisse (The Eclipse)
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The PPE Cinema, organized by the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, welcomes faculty and students from across campus who are interested in watching and discussing great films.

Together we watch movies on the big screen in the conference room of the Kellogg Center and discuss the questions in philosophy, politics, and economics they raise. Food and beverages provided.

Film title: L’Eclisse (The Eclipse). Michelangelo Antonioni tells the story of a love that’s doomed to fail due to the man’s materialist orientation. Starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti. Special Jury Prize at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.

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

Feb
15
Wed
PPE Research Speaker Series: Malte Dold @ GLC Multipurpose Room (Graduate Life Center)
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Malte Dold from Pomona College will give a talk with the title “Hayekian Psychological Economics and Its Normative Implications.” The talk is tailored to appeal to both students and faculty, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker.

All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/category/ppe-speaker-series/

Mar
15
Wed
PPE Distinguished Public Lecture: Kwame Anthony Appiah @ Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre (Moss Arts Center)
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Award-winning philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver the 2023 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech.

Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He has published widely in literary and cultural studies, with a focus on African and African-American culture. Among many other honors, Professor Appiah won the Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Association “for the best scholarly work in political science which explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism,” the Outstanding Book Prize of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights, and the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations.

At Virginia Tech, drawing from his work on cosmopolitanism and identity, Professor Appiah will first explore the idea of identity philosophically, then focus on the psychology of identity and the challenges of managing identities in a humane way. He will examine how partisan identity works in our own society today, and end by discussing the role of identities across the world, defending the continuing relevance of a cosmopolitan respect for the diversity of identities, an attitude that is very much under attack. His lecture is titled, “Politics and Polarization: The Place of Identities in Democracy.”

All faculty, students, and members of the public are welcome to attend this lecture. The event is free with no tickets required. The lecture will be followed by a public reception.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Michael Moehler
E-Mail:: moehler@nullvt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/category/ppe-distinguished-public-lecture/