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PEP events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Moral Limits of Markets

Autumn 2018


What the Movies Can Teach Us About American Politics

Ross Douthat 

New York Times and Yale University

Monday September 17, 2018, 4:30 pm, Carson L01 (co-sponsor)


Born in 1918: The life and afterlife of the Soviet economy

Mark Harrison

Department of Economics, University of Warwick

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:30 pm, Rocky 2 (co-sponsor)


Gender Libertarianism in the Work Place

Adam Hosein

Department of Philosophy, Northeastern University

Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:30-5 pm, Thornton 103 (co-sponsor)


Winter 2019


The Future of Liberalism

Mark Lilla

Professor of Humanities, Columbia University 

January 17, 2019 (co-sponsor)


Failed Promises in the Privatization of War

Chiara Cordelli

Political Science, University of Chicago

February 4, 2019, 4:30 pm


Ages of American Capitalism

Jonathan Levy

Department of History, University of Chicago

February 5, 2019 (co-sponsor)


Edmund Burke's Political Economy

Gregory Collins

Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science, Yale University

February 7, 2019


The Sharing Economy

Mike Munger

Professor of Political Science, Duke University

February 26, 2019


Spring 2019


Rivers-Nature and Politics

James C. Scott

Sterling Professor of Political Science

Yale University

Author of Seeing like a State, The Art of Not Being Governed, and Against the Grain

April 1, 2019


Is Capitalism Rigged? A Debate

Jason Furman

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Deirdre McCloskey

University of Illinois, Chicago (Emerita)

April 16, 2019


Has Liberalism Failed? An Exchange 

Patrick J. Dineen, author of Why Liberalism Failed

Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Aurelian Craiutu, co-author of "The Many Deaths of Liberalism"

Professor of Political Science, University of Indiana

April 23, 2019


The Popularity of Adam Smith in America 

Glory Liu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Political Theory Project, Brown University

April 26, 2019


David Hume and Adam Smith: A Philosophic Friendship

Dennis Rasmussen

Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

May 1, 2019

Last Updated: 12/5/18