Center for Global Ethics: George Mason University


January 19, 2011

Managing the Planet Series:  Signs from Earth and Finding Balance

Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
Launch event for GMU-Wilson Center series on global environmental management. Thomas Lovejoy (Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University), Dennis Dimick (National Geographic Magazine), and Molly Jahn (University of Wisconsin Madison).
Partner:  George Mason University Center for Climate and Society

December 28, 2010

Journal Re-Launch, Ethics, Policy and Environment

American Philosophical Association Meeting, Boston
Reception and re-launch event of CGE journal Ethics, Place and Environment as Ethics, Policy, and Environment.  Presentations by Andrew Light (CGE), Ben Hale (University of Colorado), and Loren Diclaudio (Routledge Press, London).
Partner:  Routledge Press

December 9, 2010

Investing in Clean Energy: How to Maximize Clean Energy Deployment from International Climate Finance

Bellona Pavilion, UNFCCC Meeting, Cancun, Mexico
Side event and report release at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Cancun, Mexico of a nine country study on the possibility of advancing a cooperative agenda on international climate finance.  Presentations by Manish Shrivastava (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India), Andrew Gilder (Imbewu, Johannesburg, South Africa), Svend Soyland (Bellona Foundation, Norway), and Andrew Light (CGE).
Partner:  Global Climate Network

July 16, 2010

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen:  Moving Forward with Responsible Climate Diplomacy

American Center, Mumbai, India
Public debate between Sumitra Chakarvarty (Confederation of Indian Industries) and Andrew Light (CGE) on the future of climate diplomacy following the controversial end to the climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009.
Partner: American Center, US State Department, Mumbai and Confederation of Indian Industries.  All CGE costs covered by the US State Department.

April 26, 2010

Managing the Planet

Fairfax campus Earth Week panel discussion on planetary management in an age of climate change featuring Thomas Lovejoy (Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University) and Andrew Light (Center for Global Ethics, Mason) with responses from Susan Crate (Environmental Science and Policy, Mason), Frank Dukes (Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Mason), Jim Kinter (Atmospheric, Ocean, and Earth Sciences, Mason), and Ed Maibach (Communication, Mason).
Partner:  Mason Center for Climate and Society

April 2, 2010

Practicing Public Philosophy

A full day workshop at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association meeting in San Francisco on the prospects and problems for philosophical engagement outside of academic institutions and in the public sphere.  Featured speakers: John Lachs (Vanderbilt University), Alison Jagger (University of Colorado), Linda Martin Alcoff (CUNY Graduate Center), Eduardo Mendieta (SUNY Stony Brook), Noelle McAfee (George Mason University), William Sullivant (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), Nancy Tuana (Penn State University), Andrew Light (George Mason University), Sharon Meagher (University of Scranton), Ellen Feder (American University), Elizabeth Minnich (Association of American Colleges and Universities), and Robert Frodeman (University of North Texas).
Partner:  American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy

March 9, 2010

The U.S. and the E.U. after Copenhagen

A four hour symposium outreach symposium for staff at the British Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (London) on the possibility of re-starting international climate negotiations following an outcome at Copenhagen that left parties in Europe disappointed and parties in the U.S. encouraged.  Included discussion of the international justice concerns about joint action to help developing countries adapt to a rapidly warming world.  Presentations by Andrew Light (George Mason University), Andrew Pendleton (Institute for Public Policy Research), and David Nash (Institute for Public Policy Research).
Partner:  Institute for Public Policy Research (London)

December 17, 2009

Low-Carbon Jobs in an Inter-Connected World

Side event and report release at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark of a nine country study on the impacts of government sponsored clean energy programs on job creation and the implications of these policies for trade.  Presentations by Manish Shrivastava (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India), Andrew Gilder (Imbewu, Johannesburg, South Africa), Will McGoldrick (The Climate Institute, Melborne, Australia), and Andrew Light (George Mason University).
Partner:  Global Climate Network

September 25, 2009

Breaking Through on Technology

Side event and report release at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh of a report on overcoming the barriers to the technology transfer of clean energy technology – one of the most critical issues in forming an international agreement on climate change.  Participants included Andrew Pendleton (Institute for Public Policy Research, London), Andrew Light (George Mason University) and Joe Romm (Climate
Partner:  Global Climate Network

April 29, 2009

Screening of “The Age of Stupid"

Screening of a new award winning film on climate change at E Street Cinema with a discussion panel to follow featuring Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Franny Armstrong (Director, “The Age of Stupid”), and Hal Weiner (Environmental Filmmaker, Screenscope, Inc.).
Partner:  Center for American Progress (as part of their Reel Progress series)
Full event video

April 23, 2009

Climate Change, Health, and Ethics

Earth Week lecture from Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, The Heniz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment at George Mason University.
Partners:  GMU Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics and Center for Climate and Society.

December 28, 2008

Global Environmental Ethics

“Author Meets Critics” session at the American Philosophical Association eastern division meeting in Philadelphia on Environmental Values (Routledge Press, 2008) by Alan Holland, Andrew Light, and John O’Neill.  Critical commentaries on the book by Ken Shockley (SUNY Buffalo) and Katie McShane (Colorado State).  Responses from Alan Holland (Lancaster University, United Kingdom) and Andrew Light (George Mason University).
Partner:  International Society for Environmental Ethics

November 10, 2008

"Right" and Wrongs: What Utility for the Right to Health in Reforming Trade Rules on Medicines

Public lecture by Lisa Forman, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto on the relationship between human rights and AIDS health care in developing countries at George Mason University.
Partner: GMU Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics

September 25, 2008

The Carbon Age

A moderated discussion between Eric Roston, (Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University) and Gus Speth (Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the first director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality) on their recent books on climate change. 
Partner:  Carnegie Institution for Science (as part of their Carnegie Capital Science Evenings series)