Where are we headed as a discipline and as a species? Ursula K. Heise and Rob Nixon between them have written on issues of globalization, environmental justice, extinction, and the relevance of the humanities in helping us to understand unfathomable concepts of a scale and depth unknown to humans in previous epochs. This will be a lively discussion by leading voices in the environmental humanities, moderated by NYU's Una Chaudhuri, and will address the relevance of the environmental humanities to universities and to the public. This event is cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Department, the English Department, Comparative Literature and the Animal Studies Initiative.
Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies, English & Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, UCLA
Barron Professor in Environmental Humanities, Princeton
Collegiate Professor & Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies, New York University