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Apr 26, 2020

Climate Change and Coronavirus Panel Discussion

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Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and past director of PEI, Kian Mintz-Woo, postdoctoral research associate in the University Center for Human Values, and environmental journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 PEI Barron Visiting…

Dec 11, 2018

A Conversation with Naomi Klein and Ashley Dawson

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Klein, the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, discussed her bestselling book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” with writer and environmental activist Ashley Dawson, the 2017 PEI Currie C.…

Oct 25, 2018

Author Bill McKibben public address at Richardson Auditorium

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Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben presented, “Art, Activism and the Chance for Change,” on Oct. 25 McKibben discussed his work confronting the global challenge of climate change, while considering how art and public engagement can raise consciousness about ecological…

Apr 13, 2017

Art of Environmental Justice in an Expanded Field: A Symposium on Creative Activism and Eco-Politics across Boundaries

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This one-day event brings together leading international contemporary artists who engage problems of environmental justice in expansive ways. The purpose: to highlight the critical power of visual art to reimagine the politics of ecology across various boundaries—not just national…

Nov 15, 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series: The Suffering of Wild Animals: Should we do anything about it, and if so, what?

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Fall 2016 PEI Faculty Seminar Series, November 15th, 2016 Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values Most of us accept that suffering is an intrinsically bad thing, even if it may…

Mar 30, 2016

Two-Day Conference – Gut Reactions: The Microbiome and Human Nature

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Microbes living in human bodies can influence processes like digestion, immunity, and even cognition. Human nature is being reframed as a multispecies relationship. Departing from the fact that our bodies are environments for bacteria, fungi, and protists, we will…

Feb 12, 2016

After The Spectacular Image-Technical Images

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Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on…

Feb 11, 2016

After the Spectacular Image: The Work of Art

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Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on…