Press Release for Thursday, January 7, 2010
NYU Environmental Studies Director Discusses Climate Change
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
Dale Jamieson, director of Environmental Studies at New
York University, will
discuss “The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change” at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 28, at the University Center on the campus of the University of North Florida.
is also a professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy and an affiliated professor
of Law at NYU. He formerly was the Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions
of Global Change at Carleton
College and served as past
president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.
the author of “Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction” and “Morality’s
Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature.” He is
currently writing a book on the moral and political challenges of climate
change, a topic on which he has worked for more than 25 years.
is also the editor or co-editor of seven books, most recently “A Companion to
Environmental Philosophy” and the forthcoming “Climate Ethics,” with Steve
Gardiner, Simon Caney and Henry Shue. He has published nearly 100 articles and
book chapters, and is also the co-author of a major report to the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency titled “Cultural Barriers to Behavioral Change: General
Recommendations and Resources for State Pollution Prevention Programs.”
serves on the editorial advisory boards of several journals, including
Environmental Values; Environmental Ethics; Science, Technology, and Human
Values; Science and Engineering Ethics; and the Journal of Applied Animal
Welfare Science, to name a few.
research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and
the Office of Global Programs in the National Atmospheric and Aeronautics
lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series.
Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online four weeks prior to the
event at www.unf.edu/lectures.