Conversation at Union Theological Seminary, June 6, 2017, under the auspices of the Center for Earth Ethics:
Panel discussion on fossil fuels, climate change and economic development, featuring former vice president Al Gore. Perspectives from law, moral philosophy, and religion explore the ethical and ecological implications of continuing to invest in and develop fossil fuel infrastructure despite knowing the repercussions for planet and people alike. Karenna Gore, Director of Union’s Center for Earth Ethics and Rev. Derrick Harkins, Union’s Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs, will lead Mr. Gore, Azza Karam, Chair of the U.N. Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development, Rabbi Burt Visotzky, Director of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue at Jewish Theological Seminary, and Patricia Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School, in a conversation that helps us build a moral, historical, and legal framework around this issue to help better understand and engage the problem.