Call For Problem Focused Seminars on Ethics and Diversity at UNC and Beyond

The Carolina Seminars Program, the Parr Center for Ethics, and the Institute of African American Research (IAAR) are sponsoring a special call for applications for problem-focused seminars focusing on ethical dimensions of diversity at UNC. This call is designed to bring the considerable intellectual and ethical talents of Carolina faculty and students to bear on urgent questions of diversity on campus.

Proposals are due February 29, 2016.

For detailed information and to apply, please visit


April 2016 Douglass Hunt Lecture Keynote is Dr. Danielle Allen

Carolina Seminars is pleased to announce that the Douglass Hunt Spring 2016 public lecture will be given by Danielle Allen, PhD, Professor, Government, Harvard University; Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics-Harvard.

The lecture, entitled, Difference Without Domination: Reconciling Free Speech And Social Equality On College Campuses, will seek to answer, “Is it possible to reconcile what currently are experienced as competing commitments to free expression and an egalitarian campus culture?” Dr. Allen will argue that it is, seeking to re-cast arguments about the first amendment, offensiveness, and safe spaces.

The lecture will occur at the Stone Center Multipurpose Room, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 5:30PM until 6:30PM.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

2015-16 Carolina Seminars roster

The Carolina Seminars Program has announced the 2015-16 roster of Carolina Seminars. The program will support a record 31 seminars, including seven new ones beginning this year. The new Seminars are:

  • Attrition of Women Faculty from STEM Disciplines

  • Closing the Gap in Healthcare Education

  • Education and Inequality

  • Global African Humanities Research Group

  • Health Humanities Working Seminar

  • Images and Implicit Bias: Creating Interventions for High Intensity Professions

  • News Media Confront the Great Fault Line of Race

The continuing seminars are:

  • Aesthetics and Technology

  • African Ecology and Social Processes

  • Alt-Acs in Academe

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies

  • Business Journalism and Public Policy

  • Climate Change Science

  • Early American History

  • French History and Culture

  • Global British History

  • Global South

  • Health Workforce Research and Policy

  • Judaic Studies

  • Medieval Studies

  • Moral Economies of Medicine

  • Multi-Scale Approaches to Studying Problems in Meiosis

  • North Carolina German Studies Seminar

  • Rethinking Israel/Palestine

  • Russia and its Empires, East and West

  • Theory and Politics of Relationality

  • Transnational and Global Modern History

  • Triangle Health Economics Workshop

  • Triangle Intellectual History Workshop

  • Triangle Legal History Workshop

  • Working Group in Feminism and History

Conveners and participants in this year’s Seminars come from many departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the UNC-CH Schools of Education, Government, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work, and many other colleges and universities.