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2013 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.

What Does Earth Ask of Us? 

  • Watch the presentation by Robin Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Watch the presentation by Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

Can democracy in crisis deal with the climate crisis?

  • Watch the presentation by Carol Gould, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, CUNY

How is nature critical to a 21st century urban ethic?

  • Watch the presentation by Julianne Lutz Warren, Master Teacher, New York University
Panel Discussion 

With Drs. Robin Kimmerer, Kathleen Dean Moore, Carol Gould and Julianne Lutz Warren. Moderated by Brooke Hecht, President, Center for Humans and Nature.


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

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