Climate Futures Initiative: “Climate Ethics ‘in the Field’ — Integrating Philosophy, Science, Law and Policy”

Date: 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values and Policy (CFI) at Princeton University will host the panel discussion, “Climate Ethics ‘in the Field’ — Integrating Philosophy, Science, Law and Policy,” via Zoom — register here in advance to receive a meeting link. This event is co-sponsored by the Public Philosophy Network and the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) Mentoring Initiative.

Panelists will highlight examples of successful collaborations between experts from environmentally related fields and, more specifically, explore how environmental ethics and climate justice can complement other forms of knowledge to inform policy. The event aims to support collaborative engagement among philosophers, legal scholars, scientists and policymakers, and to highlight opportunities for scholars to apply their skills in science, policy and management contexts. Panel speakers are listed below.

  • Robert Hockett, the Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell University and author of “Financing the Green New Deal: A Plan of Action and Renewal,” is an expert on law and economics. His work is concerned with the legal and institutional prerequisites to a just, prosperous and sustainable economic order. Hockett has consulted for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, Americans for Financial Reform, the ‘Occupy’ Cooperative, and a number of federal and state legislators and local governments, and he played a key role in the development of proposed legislation for the Green New Deal.
  • Deborah McGregor, associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at York University, focuses her research on Indigenous knowledge systems and their various applications in diverse contexts, including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, forest policy and management, and sustainable development. McGregor, who is Anishinaabe from the Whitefish River First Nation, has shared her work through the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project at York, and has served as a member of Canada’s Assembly of First Nations Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment.
  • Nancy Tuana, the DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State, is a philosopher of science and feminist science studies theorist who specializes in issues of ethics and science. The founding director of the Rock Ethics Institute, her research addresses ethical and epistemic issues in the field of climate science and she has served as co-PI on the NSF Sustainability Research Network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management. Tuana also is engaged in research on justice issues in the context of climate change and is the author of a number of articles on the topic of gender and climate change.

For more information, contact event organizers Simona Capisani (scapisani@princeton.edu), postdoctoral research associate in the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) at Princeton, and Marion Hourdequin (mhourdequin@coloradocollege.edu), professor of philosophy at Colorado College and vice president of IEEE.

CFI is an interdisciplinary research program at Princeton administered by HMEI and sponsored by HMEI and the University Center for Human Values (UCHV).