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The inaugural James R Flynn Lecture

Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students, Alumni
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The location of this event has been changed from Castle 2 Lecture Theatre to Archway 4 Lecture Theatre.

Turbulence and climate justice: Disruption, Displacement, and Crisis.

How can we understand the increase in climate disruptions and converging crises as examples of environmental and climate injustice?

This talk will address two different conceptual issues stemming from the climate and environmental crises:

  1. The reality of turbulence or disruption is a challenge to past ways of thinking about environmental disasters and resilience.
  2. Given the growing experience of constant turbulence, disruption, and unsettling, how do we have to rethink and understand environmental injustice, climate injustice, multispecies injustice?

This public lecture is presented by Professor David Schlosberg who is the Director of the Sydney Environment Institute and Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of Sydney.

Professor David Schlosberg

Professor Schlosberg's main theoretical interests are environmental politics, environmental movements, and political theory, and in particular the intersection of the three with his ground-breaking and highly-cited work on environmental, ecological, and multispecies justice.

Professor James Robert Flynn

Professor James Robert Flynn (28 April 1934–11 December 2020), Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand was the Foundation Professor of Political Studies at Otago in 1967. An American-born New Zealand moral philosopher and intelligence researcher, he is noted for his publications about the continued year-after-year increase of IQ scores throughout the world, which is now referred to as the Flynn effect.

He wrote a number of books on moral and political matters, including a treatise on climate change. In addition to his academic work, he championed social democratic politics throughout his life.




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