Ethical Action on Climate Change: Where Do We Fit As Individuals?
Anchor QEA, 8th+Olive Building, Main Floor Conference Room
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
On August 29th, WIE Seattle welcomes Lauren Hartzell Nichols, an affiliate assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of Washington. She is published widely on ethics and climate change with a focus on how we should make ethical decisions in the face of the significant intergenerational risks. She will speak to us about the challenges of understanding what role individuals should play in addressing climate change. For example, do individuals have an ethical obligation to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or does the responsibility for reducing emissions fall on nation states? During her presentation and subsequent discussion, Lauren will raise more questions than she answers. Her aim is to open up a conversation about the complexity of moral reasoning in the context of climate change.
7:30 - 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am Presentation and Discussion
Parking: The parking garage underneath the 8th and Olive building fills up early and may not be the most cost-effective garage in the area. The Pacific Place garage is only 2 blocks away and is likely your best option. Limited street parking may also be available
The main floor conference room is located on the first floor, just past the elevators on your right.
Thank you to Herrera and AnchorQEA for your generous sponsorship for this event!