Murphy Announces the Spring 2024 Seminar Series

Each semester, The Murphy Institute sponsors weekly seminars and workshops in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Law to encourage the exchange of ideas on topics relevant to political economy. The series invites distinguished guest speakers from around the country to present their latest research and other initiatives to faculty, students, and the Tulane community. Many of the seminars are also open to the public.  

Organized by the Tulane Philosophy Department, the Center for Ethics seminars are a series of workshops where CE Faculty Fellows and distinguished guest speakers present works in progress on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, moral psychology, the philosophy of law, and intellectual history. Papers are distributed one week beforehand to the participants who read the paper and prepare discussion questions for the presenter. Speakers this semester include Geoff Sayre-McCord of the University of North Carolina, Center for Ethics Faculty Fellow Jennifer Hawkins of Duke, and Natalia Washington of the University of Utah. 

Each semester, the Murphy Center for Public Policy Research and the Tulane Political Science Department invite leading political scientists to campus to share cutting-edge research while engaging with faculty and graduate students. Research presented covers all aspects of contemporary politics science, including comparative politics, international relations, American politics, and normative theory. Erin Snider of the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, Jake Grumbach from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and Andres Gannon from Vanderbilt University are some of the guest speakers featured this semester.

The Murphy-Economics Seminars, hosted by the Tulane Economics Department, provide an opportunity for faculty, researchers, and economists to present their latest research and pressing issues related to topics in economics. Speakers this semester include Michal Kolesar from Princeton University, Petra Todd from the University of Pennsylvania, and Mahvish Shaukat from the Development Research Group of the World Bank. 

The Center on Law and the Economy and Tulane Law School hosts workshops each semester featuring both Tulane and guest faculty in law, economics, and political science who present leading edge research in regulation, civil rights, and other key issues in law and the economy. Among the speakers this semester are Rafael Pardo of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Cary Shelby from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Nicole Langston from Vanderbilt Law School.

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