DePaul Professor Liam Heneghan will be a featured speaker.
The following text is quoted directly from the Center for Human and Nature Website:
REGISTER now for the upcoming Forum on Ethics and Nature on Friday, May 2, 2014, a symposium co-hosted by the Center for Humans and Nature and the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The year 2014 is the centennial anniversary of the death of “Martha,” the last passenger pigeon. The 2014 Forum on Ethics and Nature will mark this occasion by exploring the topic of extinction in non-obvious ways, balancing information and personal stories with ethical reflection about the possibilities of social and ecological recovery.
What are the new ecological realities in front of us and how do we respond to them with care? Topics include
◦ needed ethical deliberation about recovering species through various means (e.g., the current de-extinction “debate”),
◦ the relationship between species extinction and the destabilization and loss of culture, and
◦ establishing new relationships in order to work toward the recovery of cultural and biological diversity.
Friday, May 2, 2014 9am-4:15pm Chicago Botanic Garden Regenstein Center, Alsdorf Auditorium