Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Past Events

May23

Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

May 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to May 24, 2014, 5:00 PM
Johnson Center, A

The workshop will focus on the role played by values — epistemic or otherwise — in scientific inquiry, and its implications for the manner in which science is used to inform policy and for the way in which science is funded and organized. The workshop is organized by the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy in collaboration with the undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at George Mason University. The workshop is free and open to the public. Each presentation lasts for one hour.

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May19

Building Sustainability and Resilience

A Symposium with President Angel Cabrera and Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward

Monday, May 19, 2014 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel (renamed Mason Global Center)

Don't miss this symposium that will showcase Mason's diverse research and outreach in climate change response and resilience. Sponsored by the College of Science, the symposium features a variety of experts including Andrew Light, director of the Institute of Philosophy & Public Policy, and Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication. The symposium is free and open to the public.

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Feb18

PPE Lecture: Justin Wolfers on Income and Happiness

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Johnson Center, A

Dr. Justin Wolfers is one of the world's most famous happiness economists — economists who use large data sets and sophisticated statistics to figure out what makes people happy. During this lecture on Mason's Fairfax campus, Dr. Wolfers (from the University of Michigan and the Brookings Institution) will speak about the relationship between income and happiness. The event is organized by Mason's brand new undergraduate program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. The event is free and open to the public.

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