Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Humanities Center Lecture Series
To Present "The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change"
Event: The fourth lecture of Carnegie Mellon University's 2009–10 Humanities Center Lecture Series on "Global Connections, Global Responsibilities" will feature New York University's Dale Jamieson, who will give a talk titled "The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change." Jamieson is director of environmental studies, professor of environmental studies and philosophy, and affiliated professor of law at NYU. In his talk, he will discuss how viewing human-caused climate change as involving moral wrongs and social injustices requires us to revise our concepts of ethics and social justice. He also will argue that climate change threatens another value — respect for nature.
The lecture series, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Humanities Center, the Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy, and the Global Studies Program, focuses on the gap between affluent and economically challenged countries and their influence on one another. The lectures are free and open to the public.
When: 4:30–6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4. Reception to follow.
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Porter Hall 100.
For more information, visit www.hss.cmu.edu/humanitiescenter/.