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The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change
Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:30pm to Friday, October 16, 2009 - 9:30pm

Dale Jamieson, "The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change"
October 16, 6:30 PM (Reception following)
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union room 238 (1825 S.W. Broadway)
This event is free of cost and open to the public

Dale Jamieson is Director of the Environmental Studies program at New York University, where he is also Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law. He is also the current Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics at the University of Oregon.

A prolific presence in his field, Professor Jamieson has authored Morality’s Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (Oxford, 2002) and Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2008); and edited or co-edited seven books, including the forthcoming Climate Ethics (Oxford, 2010). His research has been funded by both the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jamieson's lecture kicks off to the center's 2009-2010 series examining the connection between sustainability and the humanities. The project is supported by the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

For more information on this year's series and discussion groups, call 503-725-9662 or visit the website of the Portland Center for Public Humanities at PSU: http://www.pdx.edu/public-humanities/.