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Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give a talk on the subject of her new book Climate Justice—Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) on Sept. … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Us” in Ecological Times

Theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., a professor emerita at Fordham University, will present the 18th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. In her talk, titled “The Challenge of ‘Us’ in Ecological Times,” … Continue reading

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The ethics of food and the health of the planet

University of Virginia Professor of Religion, Ethics & Environment Willis Jenkins will give an address on “The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet” on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A co-director of the Institute for … Continue reading

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Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest

Award-winning writer and environmental justice advocate Rob Nixon will present “Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest” on Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Murray Function Room at the Yawkey Athletics Center. Nixon is the author of four books, including Dreambirds: the … Continue reading

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Dr. Philip Landrigan, children’s health advocate

Dr. Philip Landrigan, one of the world’s leading advocates of children’s health whose pioneering research on the effects of lead poisoning in children contributed to the U.S. government’s decision to remove lead from gasoline and paint, will present “The Impact … Continue reading

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Humans and the planet

Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading thinkers on economic development, will speak on “Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene” on Mar. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. Sachs is the author of several books, including The … Continue reading

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The microbial roots of life and health

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, co-authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), will discuss their book on Feb. 9 at 3:15 p.m. in McElroy Faculty Dining Room. … Continue reading

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