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Spring 2019 Newsletter


Clouburst over Phoenix

Please join us on Wednesday May 1 for Environmental Justice: Political Implications in the Face of a Rapidly Changing Climate.

Why is climate change still a subject of debate within the US? Why should climate change be a priority in light of all of the other economic and social issues facing our country? Who bears the burden of inaction? This panel of environmental politics and human rights experts will present their perspectives on this important issue.


Professor Karen Litfin, Political Science and Program on the Environment: "Living Within Our Means: Climate Justice and Planetary Politics"

Professor Jamie Mayerfeld, Political Science and Center for Human Rights: "Ignorance and Complacency in the Pivotal Generation"

Professor Aseem Prakash, Political Science and Center for Environmental Politics: "Embedded Environmentalism: A Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy"

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30–6:00pm, Gowen Hall, room 301

The event is free but, given the limited seating capacity, the audience will need to reserve their seats here.


Katz Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 7:00pm
Kane Hall 120

Nancy Fraser is the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at The New School for Social Research. She works on critical social theory, feminist theory, and contemporary political theory. A recipient of the American Philosophical Association’s 2010 Alfred Schutz Prize and of the Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina), Fraser held a Blaise Pascal International Research Chair at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris in 2008-2010. She has also received fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center, the Bunting Institute, the ACLS, the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California-Irvine, the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, the Wissenchaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the American Academy in Berlin. She has taught at Northwestern University, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt Germany, the University of Paris, the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca.