February 2, 2009
Adell Amos is 2009-10 Wayne Morse Resident Scholar
Assistant Professor and Director of Oregon Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Center Adell Amos has been chosen as the 2009-10 Wayne Morse Resident Scholar from the law school. Amos joins the Wayne Morse Center as it embarks on the new two-year theme of “Climate Ethics and Climate Equity.”
As part of this theme, Professor Amos, a 1998 graduate of Oregon Law, will examine how water allocation systems incorporate (or fail to incorporate) ethical considerations, and what that means for policy and outcomes in an era of climate change. Titled “Ethical Water Allocation in a Changing Climate,” her project will join the areas of environmental ethics and water resource law in assessing the ethical and moral obligations associated with access to freshwater. Professor Amos will work closely with Dale Jameison, philosopher and director of environmental studies at New York University, who will occupy the Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics during the 2009 fall semester.
Each year the Wayne Morse Center hosts two University of Oregon faculty members as resident scholars, one from the law school and one from another university department in an appropriate discipline related to the current Wayne Morse Center theme. Resident scholars help frame the theme, advise the center on programs, and work on academic writings.