Ethics & Climate Change

The Center is taking part in a set of activities designed to raise awareness on the Brandeis campus about climate changes and the choices we make with regard to the environment.

Changing People in a Changing Climate? The Ethical Implications of Climate Disruption

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Is it enough to recycle? Is it enough to drive a Prius?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2-5pm

Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

A conversation with Michael Appell (International Business School), Bernadette Brooten (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Classics), Cristina Espinosa (Sustainable International Development Program of the Heller School), and Tory Fair (Fine Arts)

Introduction by Saleem Ali, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, and author of Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future. Read Saleem Ali's bio.

The event will include the first screening of a short film of Brandeis community members' perceptions of climate change and our personal and collective responsibilities, followed by responses from the panel. Film produced by Charlie Radin.

Tory Fair
   Walking (2009), Tory Fair

Read brief essays by the panel sharing their perspectives on climate change [PDF]:

Schedule

  • Welcome from the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life
  • Treasures of the Earth: Opening Remarks by Saleem Ali
  • Student environmental installations, presented by Tory Fair
  • Original film by Charlie Radin
  • A conversation with Michael Appell, Bernadette Brooten, Cristina Espinosa, and Tory Fair
  • Comments and questions
  • Concluding remarks by Saleem Ali

Visit Brandeis University's website devoted to issues of climate change. For more information, contact us here.

This event is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life with organizers Charlie Chester of Environmental Studies and Irving Epstein of the Chemistry Department. It is free and open to the public.

This event is part of a year of activities designed to raise awareness on the Brandeis campus about climate change and the choices we all make in relation to the Earth's environment, now and in the future.

For more information, email ethics@brandeis.edu.