Water ethics

Christiana Zenner of Fordham University, whose research is at the nexus of fresh water ethics, ecological theory, earth science, and Catholic social teaching, will give a public lecture on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Zenner is the author of Just Water (Orbis Books), which explores the necessity and availability of a supply of fresh water from the perspective of Christian ethics. The title of her lecture is “The Convenience Just Tastes So Good: Profit, Public Health, and Ethics in Our Ongoing Desire for Bottled Waters.” Zenner’s commentary has appeared in the Washington Post and The New Republic and her research has been published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and Journal of Moral Theology, among other publications. Sponsored by PULSE’s 50th Anniversary with the following co-sponsors: The Office of the Dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Environmental Studies Program, and Theology Department.

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