'The anthropocene' is an informal geologic chronological term for the proposed epoch that began when human activities had a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems. Professors Sarah Krakoff (Law, Colorado) and Jedediah Purdy (Law, Duke) will discuss the implications of the anthropocene era for law and morality. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Cinnamon Carlarne (Law, Ohio State).
- Sarah Krakoff teaches and writes in the areas of American Indian law,natural resources law, environmental ethics, public lands, and global warming. Her current projects include a book (currently titled "Parenting the Planet,") about the different stages of the human relationship to nature.
- Jed Purdy teaches constitutional, environmental, and property law and writes in all of these areas. He also teaches legal theory and writes on issues at the intersection of law and social and political thought. He is currently completing a book, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene.
- Cinnamon Carlarne is a leading expert in environmental law and climate change law and policy. Her scholarship focuses on the evolution of systems of domestic and international environmental governance and includes a book, Climate Change Law and Policy: EU and US Approaches. She is also one of the editors for Oxford University Press’ forthcoming Handbook of International Climate Change Law.
This event is co-sponsored by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Moritz College of Law, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies.
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