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2023 Conference on Climate Change (final program)

September 20, 2023 11:19 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

Our annual conference, on Climate Change, will be held Friday, September 22, 2023. It will be a hybrid event: an in-person conference hosted by Princeton University Center for Human Values together with a Zoom meeting. 

The in-person conference will occur at Princeton University's Laura Wooten Hall, Room 301 (Kerstetter Room).

Zoom meeting, 12:00-6:00,

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, you may call Andrew Perhac at (609) 613-6566. Initially, he will be setting up the event and may not be able to help you immediately. But once the program has begun, he will be able to help you connect.

Consent to Recording: The conference will be recorded. By joining the conference, you consent to being recorded while speaking.


Editors Chiara Cordelli and Melissa Lane have put together the following excellent program with speakers from law, political science, and philosophy. We have provided links to the principal papers and the commentaries.

Panel I (Law): 12:00-1:30 EDT

Moderator: David Estlund (Brown), President of the ASPLP

·         Principal paper: Douglas Kysar (Yale), Ways Not to Think About Climate Change

·         Political Science commentator: Zeynep Pamuk (Oxford)Climate Change, Inequality, and Expert Knowledge 

 ·        Philosophy commentator: Dale Jamieson (NYU), Failure and the Future: Comments on Kysar

Break: 1:30-2:00

Panel II (Political Science): 2:00-3:30 EDT

Moderator: Anna Stilz (Princeton), Vice-President of the ASPLP

·         Principal paper: Alyssa Battistoni (Barnard), Rethinking Domination in the Age of the Externality 

·         Philosophy commentator: Mark Budolfson (Texas), Environmental Justice and Capitalism

·         Law commentator: Madison Condon (Boston University), The Chicago School's Coasean Incoherence

Break: 3:30-4:00

Panel III (Philosophy): 4:00-5:30 EDT

Moderator: Stephen Macedo (Princeton), Past President of the ASPLP

·         Principal paper: Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard), On the Moral Challenge of the Climate Crisis

·         Law commentator: Shelley Welton (Penn), Hard Truths in Climate Policy and Politics 

·         Political Science commentator: Steve Vanderheiden (University of Colorado-Boulder), Comments on Stanczyk

ASPLP Business Meeting, 5:30-6:00 EDT

All members of the ASPLP who attend the conference, whether in person or by Zoom, are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting, 5:30-6:00. The agenda will be distributed to all members by email shortly before the conference. The Zoom link is the same one as that for the conference.

Become a Member of the ASPLP

If you are not already a member of the ASPLP, we encourage you to join. All who become a member or renew their membership by October 1 will promptly receive NOMOS LXV: Reconciliation and Repair and, next year, NOMOX LXVI: Civic Education in Polarized Times (the volumes growing out of our most recent conferences). Only $50 per year for regular members and a mere $20 for graduate students and emeritus/a members. If you have trouble with the website, contact Jim Fleming at


Princeton's University Center for Human Values (UCHV) is serving as host of the 2023 ASPLP conference. The ASPLP is grateful to the UCHV and also to Harvard University's Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics and Boston University School of Law for co-sponsoring this event.


David Estlund, President

James Fleming, Secretary-Treasurer, and Jennie Ikuta, Communications Director

Chiara Cordelli, Editor, and Melissa Lane, Co-Editor of Climate Change

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