The annual conference of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, on Climate Change, will be held Friday, September 22, 2023, 12:00-6:00 EDT. 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, https://princeton.zoom.us/j/94688384281?pwd=VUlaSkhZNjF0L1BNdDdhaVJiVzY4UT09
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
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
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 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 email@example.com.
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