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PIIRS Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty seminar on the ethical import of human continuity

Samuel Scheffler, a professor of philosophy and law at New York University, will speak on “Death and the Afterlife: The Ethical Import of Human Continuity,” on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr, at Princeton University.  Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering emeritus, at Princeton, will serve as commentator.

 

The seminar is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ (PIIRS) research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change. Seminar papers are available to anyone with a Princeton Net ID online at www.princeton.edu/piirs/research-communities/communicating-uncertainty/. Others wishing to attend should contact Caitlin Daley at cdreyer@princeton.edu  or 609.258.5467.
 

Scheffler works mainly in the areas of moral and political philosophy. His most recent book is “Death and the Afterlife” (2013). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. Ph.D. Princeton University.

 

Socolow, is codirector of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative and director of Princeton Environmental Institute’s Climate and Energy Challenge. His current research focuses on global carbon management and fossil-carbon sequestration. Under the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a 15-year (2000–15) research project supported by BP and the (for the first eight years) Ford Motor Company, Princeton has launched new, coordinated research in environmental science, energy technology, geological engineering, and public policy.  Ph. D. Harvard University.



The research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change, is codirected by Marc Fleurbaey, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values; Robert Keohane, professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the Program in Values and Public Life; Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Stephen Pacala, Fredrick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Harold Shapiro, president emeritus of Princeton University, and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering emeritusSchef and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.

 

For more information contact Kathleen Allen, mailto:kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5978.