Hauser Colloquium: Social Justice and the Climate Emergency: Taking Duties Seriously

Professor J.H.H. Weiler

Fall 2023
Thursdays, 11:00 am -  1:00 pm
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 202


Rights play a central role in the contemporary discussion of law and politics. What about duties? Do we have a duty to protect each other, as a matter of social justice? Do we have a duty to protect the environment — and to address the unequal impacts of climate change and climate law and policy? Do we owe these duties as individuals, or as a society, or as both? Do these duties always correspond to rights, or can they stand alone? Are they owed across borders? Across generations? How might such duties be put into practice -- how might they be enforced?
These are some of the questions that will be considered in this year’s Hauser Colloquium with a series of invited speakers.

Current Schedule:

Thursday, September 21, 2023: Dale Jamieson (NYU)

Friday, September 29, 2023: Jeremy Waldron (NYU)* Special date, time, and location: Friday at 9:30 am in VH201

Thursday, October 12, 2023: Ekow Yankah (Michigan)

Thursday, October 19, 2023: Maxine Burkett (Hawaii)

Thursday, October 26, 2023: Sophia Moreau (Toronto)

Thursday, November 2, 2023: Stephen Humphreys (LSE)

Thursday, November 9, 2023: Katrina Wyman (NYU)


*Please e-mail if you would like to attend any of these sessions.