Leading environmental journalist & scholar to present seminar

Juliet Eilperin, the national environmental reporter for the Washington Post, and Andrew Light, the incoming director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University, will present a seminar next Monday, April 14 at UCA.

Their seminar, entitled, “The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change: Two Perspectives on the Current Global Warming Debate,” will take place on Monday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Lewis Science Center room 100. It is hosted by UCA’s Environmental Science Program.

Eilperin also covers politics and the 2008 presidential election for the Washington Post. She has received the Luce Scholarship, the Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion, the Western Enterprise Reporting Fellowship from Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West and the Woods Hole Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. She also delivered the inaugural Muncy Journalism and Politics lecture at the University of Kansas Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in 2006. She is the author of the 2006 book, Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives and is currently writing her second book, on sharks, which Pantheon will publish in the spring of 2009. Eilperin serves on the board of the Washington Press Club Foundation, an organization committed to supporting women and minority journalists, and she graduated magna cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in politics and a certificate in Latin American Studies.

Light is currently associate professor of philosophy and public affairs at the University of Washington-Seattle. He will become director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University in September. He has received the Harrington Faculty Fellowship from the University of Texas-Austin, a Center fellowship at the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University, and an Individual Scholar Award from the National Science Foundation. He has authored or edited 17 books on environmental ethics, philosophy of technology, and aesthetics, including Environmental Pragmatism and Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy and Social Criticism. He graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University in 1989, with a triple major in philosophy, political science and history. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of California at Riverside in 1996.