For civil society to face the threat of climate change and thrive, we need bold, creative ideas from people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Please join our expert panel as we explore the ways democratic politics, law and ethics can serve our collective well-being and public health in a world where climate change and corrosive politics affect our daily lives and visions of our future.

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Dale Jamieson
NYU College of Arts and Science

Emma Marris
Author of Rambunctious
Jedediah Purdy
Duke University School of Law


Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, NYU College of Arts and Sciences. His areas of interest and research include ethics, environmental philosophy. He writes about the need for cooperativeness, mindfulness, simplicity, temperance and respect for nature. In his view, while these virtues will not solve climate change, they will help us to live with meaning and grace in the world that we are creating. His most recent book is Reason in a Dark Time.

Emma Marris, a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She writes about nature, people, food, language, books and film. Her goal is to find and tell stories that help us understand the past; take meaningful action in the present; and move towards a greener, wilder, happier and more equal future. Her recent book is Rambunctious Garden and her TED Talk is Nature is everywhere – we just need to learn to see it.

Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law. He writes on issues at the intersection of law and social and political thought, including challenges in environmental, property, and constitutional law and related social policy and politics. He is the author of five books, including a trilogy on American political identity, which concluded with A Tolerable Anarchy (2009). In addition to his academic publications, he has published many essays on political, policy, and social issues for a broader audience. His most recent book is After Nature: A Politics for Anthropocene.

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