Press Release for Thursday, January 7, 2010

NYU Environmental Studies Director Discusses Climate Change


Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102

Dr. 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.


Jamieson 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. 

He is 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.


Jamieson 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.”


He 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.

Jamieson’s 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 Administration.


This 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