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Mon 19 January 2015, 17:00

'Climate Change'

Speaker: Myles Allen, Simon Caney and Henry Shue

Venue:TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College

Climate Change A joint Global Directions - CIS Discussion Panel

Join Global Directions and CIS for this Climate Change panel discussion in celebration of the publication of:

Climate Justice: Vulnerability and Protection by Henry Shue (Emeritus Fellow, Merton College)

Speakers include:

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, and Leader of the Climate Dynamics Group in the Department of Physics, both at Oxford.  He has served as lead author for chapters in multiple climate assessments by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, including the 2013 assessment.  In 2009 he was the lead author or the co-author of three articles in Nature and Nature Reports Climate Change that formulated and grounded the breakthrough concept of the cumulative carbon budget.

Simon Caney is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations.  In addition to Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory he has written highly influential articles on issues of human rights and justice raised by climate change, including “Two Kinds of Climate Justice” [2014].  He was recently commissioned by the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice to conduct a study on the topic of his presentation.

Henry Shue is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Professor Emeritus of International Relations.  Best known for Basic Rights [1980; 2nd ed., 1996] and “Torture” [1978], he writes on issues about both war and climate change.

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