2014 Questions for a Resilient Future

In partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation hosted a group of Senior Scholars for a fascinating afternoon of dialogue on two of the "big questions" that challenge our society today. The speakers, drawing on decades of experience and a diversity of perspectives, explored the ethical dimensions of humanity's relationship with the rest of the natural world and ways to connect ideas with meaningful and effective action.

How far should we go to bring back lost species?

  • Watch the presentation by Ben A. Minteer, Arizona Zoological Society Endowed Chair, Arizona State University
  • Watch the presentation by Harry W. Greene, Professor & Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University

Panel Discussion

With Ben Minteer, Harry Greene and Eleanor Sterling, Chief Conservation Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History. Moderated by Brooke Hecht, President of the Center for Humans and Nature. 


Mind and morality, where do they meet?

Panel Discussion 

With Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCullough. Moderated by Krista Tippett, creator and host of On Being


Questions for a Resilient Future was hosted in partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature and On Being, a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast created and hosted by Krista Tippett. 

This is a yearly event that is open to the public. For more information, please contact us at biodiversity@amnh.org

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