Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Presented by Loyola University College of Law, Center for Environmental Law and Land Use
“After Nature: Environmentalism in the Anthropocene”
Jedediah Purdy is one of the leading thinkers of his generation on the subject of the American politics and its relationship to ethical and ecological thinking. A professor of law at Duke University where he teaches constitutional and environmental law, Purdy is author of a several widely-discussed books on American political identity, including the bestseller For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today (1999) and A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom (2009). His legal scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, and Harvard Environmental Law Review, among other venues. His essays have appeared in Slate, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and, most recently, the Huffington Post, where his essay, “Why I Got Arrested in Raleigh,” examined North Carolina’s “Moral Mondays” social justice campaign.
Purdy’s talk on March 18 will focus on the political, ethical, and scientific challenges the nation must face in the “Anthropocene” — the geological epoch in which human influence has become the world’s defining characteristic.
October 15, 2013: Ira Goldstein, Ph.D.,President of Policy Solutions, The Reinvestment Fund (presented by Tulane University MSRED Program)
November 19, 2013: Ralph D. Christy, Director of Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development and Professor of Emerging Markets, Cornell University (presented by University of New Orleans Department of Planning & Urban Studies)
January 21, 2014: David Dixon, FAIA, Principal-In-Charge of Planning and Urban Design, Goody Clancy (presented by the Urban Land Institute Louisiana)
February 18, 2014: Cyn Sarthou, Executive Director, Gulf Restoration Network (presented by the World Trade Center New Orleans)
March 18, 2014: Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett
Professor of Law, Duke University (presented by Loyola University College of Law, Center for Environmental and Land Use)