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The Murphy Institute organizes and sponsors a variety of events during the course of a typical academic year. We now record our events so community members near and far can view the lectures.

You can view all of the videos on the Murphy Institute's YouTube Channel.

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Recent Videos

Recent Videos

February 03, 2017

Kevin Vallier: Social Trust and Public Reason

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University on February 3, 2017.

November 13, 2016

Yates Lecture: Giovanni Peri on Economic Opportunities from Immigration

Professor Peri presented the Fall 2016 Yates Lecture at Tulane University on November 14, 2016.

November 09, 2015

Yates Lecture: Joel Slemrod on Weird Taxes of the Past and Their Lessons for Tax Policy

Video Archive

Video Archive

2017

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October 18, 2017

Yates Lecture: Anil Kashyap

Slides from the Murphy Institute's 2017 Yates Lecture: Anil Kashyap's "Macroprudential Regulation: Will it Prevent Financial Crises?"

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February 09, 2017

Watson Fest

Sarah Buss, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, interviewed Gary Watson, Provost Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Southern California, on November 3, 2016. The interview served as the inaugural event of "Watson Fest" a conference dedicated to works of Gary Watson. The conference, organized by David Shomaker, Justin Coates, and Neal Tognazinni, took place in New Orleans from November 3 to 5, 2016, and was sponsored by Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University.

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February 03, 2017

Kevin Vallier: Social Trust and Public Reason

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University on February 3, 2017.

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January 27, 2017

Owen Flanagan: Never in Anger

Professor Flanagan presented this lecture at Tulane University on January 27, 2017

Professor Flanagan is the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University where he also holds appointments in Psychology and Neurobiology.  He is the author of ten books, including Consciousness Reconsidered (MIT Press, 1992), Self Expressions: Mind, Morals and the Meaning of Life (Oxford University Press, 1996), and, most recently, The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility (Oxford University Press).

2016

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November 13, 2016

Yates Lecture: Giovanni Peri on Economic Opportunities from Immigration

Professor Peri presented the Fall 2016 Yates Lecture at Tulane University on November 14, 2016.

2015

Yates Lecture: Joel Slemrod on Weird Taxes of the Past and Their Lessons for Tax Policy Thumbnail
Jacob T. Levy: Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom Thumbnail
October 15, 2015

Jacob T. Levy: Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Jacob T. Levy presented this lecture on at Tulane University on October 15, 2015.

Yates Lecture: Lawrence Katz on Understanding Long-Run Changes in US Wage Inequality Thumbnail
March 05, 2015

Yates Lecture: Lawrence Katz on Understanding Long-Run Changes in US Wage Inequality

Lawrence Katz gave the Murphy Institute's Spring 2015 Yates Lecture at Tulane University on March 5, 2015.

2014

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May 30, 2014

Why the Federal Debt Still Matters

The Murphy Institute at Tulane University and the Campaign to Fix the Debt co-sponsored a conference on the federal debt.  The panel focused on the instability in our budget and economic future created by our long-run debt problem, and what realistic strategies are available to enable our political system to be able to handle this challenge. 

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April 04, 2014

Stephen Stich: The Evolution Of Morality?

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute at Tulane University on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Does Neuroscience Undermine Responsibility? Thumbnail
February 14, 2014

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Does Neuroscience Undermine Responsibility?

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University on February 14, 2014.

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January 31, 2014

Douglas Husak: The Persistence of Drug Prohibition

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University on January 31, 2014.

2013

Ryan Goodman: Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law Thumbnail
November 15, 2013

Ryan Goodman: Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University on November 15, 2013.

Yates Lecture: Arthur Brooks on The Secret of Happiness Thumbnail
October 03, 2013

Yates Lecture: Arthur Brooks on The Secret of Happiness

This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute at Tulane University October 3, 2013.

Yates Lecture: George Loewenstein: This is Your Brain on Emotion Thumbnail
March 12, 2013

Yates Lecture: George Loewenstein: This is Your Brain on Emotion

This Yates lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute at Tulane University on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.