BB&T Speaker Series in Political Economy, Free Markets, and Free Societies
The Hobby Center for Public Policy invites you to attend the BB&T Speaker Series in Political Economy, Free Markets, and Free Societies. The BB&T Speaker Series convenes nationally renowned scholars and leading professionals to discuss timely policy and ethical issues. Lectures are free to the public. Lectures are co-sponsored by the Honors College's Phronesis program. Details about each individual lecture are below.
What's Fair? A Lecture Series on Justice and Desert in America
November 14 at 5:00 pm, Honors Commons
Are Psychopaths Responsible?
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Philosophy Department and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Psychopaths are less than 1% of the population but commit over 30% of the violent crime in our country. They are widely misunderstood, but new studies (including some brain scans) have taught us a lot about what makes them tick. This new information points towards innovative psychiatric treatments and raises question about whether they should be held legally responsible.
Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies
October 16 at 5:00 pm, Honors Commons
America's Energy Narrative: Its Origins, Persistence, and its Impact on 40 Years of Energy Policy
Peter Grossman, Clarence Efroymson Professor of Economics College of Business Butler University
There is a story about energy that has been widely accepted by policymakers, but the story is mostly either misleading or false, and it has led to repeated policy failures for the last 40 years.