Program in Ethics and Public Affairs

Melissa Lane, Director

The Program in Ethics and Public Affairs (PEPA) advances the study of the moral purposes and foundations of institutions and practices—both domestic and international. PEPA seminars seek to bring the perspectives of moral and political philosophy to bear on significant issues in public affairs.


Program in Ethics and Public Affairs: Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)

Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

Location: 301 Marx Hall

Program in Ethics and Public Affairs (w/CITP): Josh Cohen (Apple, University of California-Berkeley)

Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

(Ph.D., Harvard University). A specialist in political philosophy, he has written extensively on issues of democratic theory, freedom of expression, religious freedom, political equality, and global justice.

Location: 301 Marx Hall

Program in Ethics and Public Affairs: Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Rahel Jaeggi has been a Professor for Practical Philosophy with Emphasis on Social Philosophy and Political Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin since 2009.

Location: 301 Marx Hall

Program in Ethics and Public Affairs: Claudio López-Guerra (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics)

Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Claudio López-Guerra is a political theorist at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York in 2008 (advisors: Brian Barry, Jon Elster, David Johnston, and Thomas Pogge). His work focuses on the ethical analysis of practical problems in public life.

Location: 301 Marx Hall

Program in Ethics and Public Affairs: Brandon Terry (Harvard University)

Thu, May 2, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Brandon M. Terry is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University. He earned a PhD with university distinction in Political Science and African American Studies from Yale University, where he was also a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow and a recipient of the Sterling Prize, in 2012.

Location: 301 Marx Hall