COMPAS Conference: Geoengineering

August 1, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Thompson Library, 11th Floor
Melting Earth

 

The Center for Ethics and Human Values presents

a Technology COMPAS Conference

 

Geoengineering

 

 

 

Can we use technology to mitigate the harms of climate change? What are the moral implications of altering large scale systems that we don’t completely understand? Does anyone have the political jurisdiction to make decisions about actions that might affect everyone on Earth?

This is the first of three COMPAS conferences that will explore the relationships between technology and human flourishing.

8:45am - 9am - Welcoming Remarks

  • Don Hubin, Director of the Center for Ethics and Human Values

9am - 10:30 am - Session 1: Technological Possibilities

11am - 12:30pm - Session 2: Philosophical Concerns

  • Speakers:
    • Stephen Gardiner (Philosophy, Univ. Washington)
    • David Morrow (Director of Research, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University)
  • Moderator: TBD

2pm - 3:30pm - Session 3: Issues in Law & Policy

  • Speakers:
    • Wil Burns (Co-Executive Director, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy & Professor of Research, School of International Service, American University)
    • Holly Buck (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA)
  • Moderator:
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