Guest lecturer discusses environmental inequality April 4

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability Global Challenges Research Team, Environmental Justice CSU, will host a public presentation on environmental justice by Kristin Shrader-Frechette of the University of Notre Dame on April 4. This presentation, “Environmental Injustice: How Each of Us Harms the Vulnerable,” will take place on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room 290.

Big sity and the explosion and dark skyEnvironmental justice and equity are central to all aspects of sustainability and political ecology, both academically and politically. Shrader-Frechette has been and continues to be one of the pioneers in this and other issues related to environmental and social equity.

About Shrader-Frechette

She is currently O’Neill Professor at the University of Notre Dame, in both Philosophy and Biological Sciences. Shrader-Frechette has degrees in mathematics and philosophy of science, as well as three NSF-funded post-docs in biology, economics and hydrogeology. With 28 years of NSF research funding, her work has been translated into 13 languages. Author of 16 books and 400 articles appearing in top journals like Science, Shrader-Frechette has served on many U.S. National Academy of Sciences, EPA, WHO and international boards/committees. Named one of 12 “Heroes for the U.S. and the World” for her pro-bono scientific/ethics work to protect poor/minority communities from pollution-caused environmental injustice, she is only the third American to have won the World Technology Association’s Ethics Prize. For more information, visit its website.

This public lecture is free and open to the public.