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August 27, 2009

Wayne Morse Center Welcomes Dale Jamieson as 2009-10 Chair of Law and Politics

The Wayne Morse Center is pleased to welcome Dale Jamieson as the 2009 Chair of Law and Politics. Jamieson will usher in the center’s new two-year theme, “Climate Ethics and Climate Equity.” Professor Dale Jamieson

Professor Jamieson is director of environmental studies at New York University where he also is professor of environmental studies and philosophy, and affiliated professor of law. He is a well-known scholar on climate change, environmental values and policy. His books, Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction, and Morality’s Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature have become standard texts in environmental ethics.

Professor Jamieson received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina in 1976. His current research interests include environmental value and policy (especially climate change); moral and political philosophy; aesthetics and philosophy of art; philosophy of biology, behavior, and mind. From 2003 to 2006, Professor Jamieson served as president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.

The University of Oregon’s Department of Philosophy and the Environmental Studies Program are hosting Jamieson. He will teach a seminar this fall for graduate and undergraduate students titled, “Climate Ethics and Law.”

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