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Lecture series examines ethics and climate change

Feb. 19 through April 21, 2009 Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

An interdisciplinary group of scholars will examine the ethical dimensions of the challenge presented by climate change in a spring lecture series sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the University Center for Human Values.

Each of the following four lectures in the "Ethics and Climate Change" series will be held at 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture:

  • Thursday, Feb. 19: "The Ethics of Carbon Trading" by Robyn Eckersley, a professor of political science at the University of Melbourne who has published widely in the fields of environmental politics and policy, political theory and international relations.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24: "Evaluating Climate Change Institutions: Justice or Legitimacy?" by Robert Keohane, a professor of international affairs at Princeton and an eminent scholar of world politics and international institutions.
  • Tuesday, March 3: "Engineering Our Way Out of a Climate Catastrophe" by Daniel Schrag, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University who studies climate and climate change over a broad range of history.
  • Tuesday, April 7: "Climate Justice and the Capabilities Approach: The Flourishing of Human and Non-Human Communities" by David Schlosberg, a professor of politics and international affairs and director of the environmental studies program at Northern Arizona University and the Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities this semester at Princeton.
  • Tuesday, April 21, at 5 p.m.: "The Ethics of Carbon Trading" by Robin Eckersley, a professor of social and political sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.The lecture will be delivered via videoconference in an effort to reduce the carbon emissions for the lecture series.

For more information, visit the lecture series website.

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