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The conference will take place on Zoom with breaks between talks. We will provide Zoom captioning (but not ASL interpreters). Abstracts will be hyperlinked on the schedule and/or in the presenter bios ahead of time. We aim to make the conference as accessible as possible. Please contact us about any other access needs.
Associate Professor, University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau (New Zealand)
Krushil Watene's research addresses fundamental questions in moral and political philosophy, particularly those related to well-being, development, and justice. Her primary areas of expertise include mainstream theories of well-being and justice (particularly the capability approach), obligations to future generations, and indigenous (particularly Māori) philosophies. Her research pioneers high-level discussions of indigenous concepts in global justice theorizing, grounded in research that demonstrates the central role of local indigenous communities.
Talk title: Indigenous Philosophies and Intergenerational Justice
Assistant Professor, Durham University (UK)
Simona Capisani's areas of research and teaching specialty are in Political Philosophy and Ethics (Normative and Applied) with a focus on issues that intersect matters of climate justice, philosophy of immigration, gender, and global and social justice. Her current work addresses the moral and political challenges of “climate mobilities” which refers to voluntary and forced immobility and migration including in-situ adaptation, external and internal displacement, refugee flows, managed retreat, and planned relocation that are influenced by climate variability, slow and rapid-onset climate impacts.
Talk title: Climate Mobilities: Justice & Governance Beyond Loss & Damage
Permanent Lecturer, University College Cork (Ireland)
Kian Mintz-Woo works on moral and normative issues, both fundamental (in moral ontology and metaethics) and applied (in climate ethics and climate economics). Recently, he has been working on questions related to carbon prices including carbon taxes; loss and damage in the post-Paris climate policy space; the role of moral expertise; and the ethics of negative emissions technologies.
Talk title: Historical Responsibility for Climate Loss and Damage
PhD Student / Junior Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi (India)
Shruti Pandey's (she/her) work centers around the normative challenges raised by climate change as a global justice issue and explores the cosmopolitan political theories to provide theoretical and practical underpinnings for addressing climate change.
Talk title: Rearticulating Responsibility in Globalized Age: A Case of Climate Change (abstract)
Researcher and Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Western Sydney University (Australia)
Daniele Fulvi (he/him) specializes in Modern and Contemporary Continental Philosophy and Environmental Ethics. His current research focuses on the ethical and social dimensions of technoscientific responses to climate change.
Talk title: A Consequentialist Approach to Climate Justice and Negative Emission Technologies (abstract)
Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Science, University of Catania (UniCt) (Italy)
Diana Piroli’s (she/her) area of research is contemporary political philosophy, with a focus on theories of justice and recognition. She is currently working on the recognition dimension of climate justice.
Talk title: Recognition Climate Justice and the Challenge of Pluralism (abstract)
PhD Student, Department of Philosophy, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Gaspard Lemaire's (he/him) work centers around the issue of climate change. More specifically, he focuses on the causes, normative significance, and economic implications of climate inaction.
Talk title: Hermeneutics of Climate Inaction: The Concept of Anthropocide (abstract)
Research Fellow, Environmental Justice Program, Georgetown University (USA)
Clémence Démurger's (she/her) area of work is modern and contemporary continental philosophy, with an emphasis on ethics and the environment. Her current research focuses on the phenomenological approach to climate justice.
Talk title: Facing the ethical challenge of climate migration through Levinas: Understanding Earth as a home and sharing its hospitality (abstract)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Turin (Italy)
Erica Onnis' (she/her) research interests lie in contemporary metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. Recently, she has been working on food narratives and their relationships with climate mitigation.
Talk title: Think outside the bun. Freedom narratives about food and the need for global dietary changes (abstract)
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Zoom link: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/94578410029?pwd=WjRFTEYzcXZEbnVmbXVQUVVaV05Jdz09
FRIDAY / MARCH 31
4:00 PM Krushil Watene (Keynote):
"Indigenous Philosophies and Intergenerational Justice"
5:30 PM Break
6:30 PM Clémence Démurger:
"Facing the ethical challenge of climate migration through Levinas: Understanding Earth as a home and sharing its hospitality" (abstract)
7:30 PM Daniele Fulvi:
"A Consequentialist Approach to Climate Justice and Negative Emission Technologies" (abstract)
SATURDAY / APRIL 1
10:00 AM Diana Piroli:
"Recognition Climate Justice and the Challenge of Pluralism" (abstract)
11:00 AM Social Hour
12:00 PM Kian Mintz-Woo (Keynote):
"Historical Responsibility for Climate Loss and Damage"
1:30 PM Break
2:00 PM Erica Onnis:
"Think outside the bun. Freedom narratives about food and the need for global dietary changes" (abstract)
SUNDAY / APRIL 2
8:00 AM Shruti Pandey:
"Rearticulating Responsibility in Globalized Age: A Case of Climate Change" (abstract)
9:00 AM Gaspard Lemaire:
"Hermeneutics of Climate Inaction: The Concept of Anthropocide" (abstract)
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Social Hour
11:30 AM Simona Capisani (Keynote):
"Climate Mobilities: Justice & Governance Beyond Loss & Damage"
We have invited the following graduate students working on issues related to climate justice to serve as commentators-at-large (CALs) for the duration of the conference:
Kate Brelje, PhD Candidate, Temple University (USA)
Alex Putzer, PhD Candidate, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy)
Eugene Vaynberg, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Sterling Hall, PhD Student, Villanova (USA)
Maximilian Gebauer, PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
The conference is co-sponsored by GAPSA, the Graduate Student Government of the School of Arts and Sciences, Perry World House, the Wolf Humanities Center, and the departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvamia.
MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY AT PENN
MAP’s mission is to address structural injustices and to remove barriers that impede participation in academic philosophy for members of marginalized groups. MAP-Penn is one of MAP’s autonomous chapters, led by graduate students at Penn Philosophy. MAP-Penn’s main initiative is hosting a conference within the domain of MAP. Previous iterations of this conference have focused on Non-Western Philosophies, Global Feminisms, Inclusive Pedagogies & Methodologies, Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy of Disability and Illness.
Our 2022 conference is focused on issues related to climate justice.The conference is organized by Kate Nicole Hoffman, Clarissa Busch, Lauren Perry, Jacqueline Wallis, Sara Purinton, Ezekiel Vergara, Youngbin Yoon and Tiina Rosenqvist.