Dale Jamieson

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies

Director, Center for Environmental and Animal Protection

Affiliated Professor of Law, Medical Ethics, and Bioethics

Founding Director of Environmental Studies Program

Former Chair of the Environmental Studies Department

Professor of Philosophy

New York University

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  Dale Jamieson’s recent work concerns the complex relations between environmental and animal protection, especially in relation to food and conservation, with a special focus on China; the prospects for progressive consequentialism; and the nature and uses of love.  Underlying all of this work is his ongoing concern with how to live in the Anthropocene, both as an individual actor and political agent

  He led the creation of the Department of Environmental Studies and the graduate program in Animal Studies at New York University. He has held visiting appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Cornell, Princeton, Stanford, Oregon, and Arizona State in the United States; Oxford University and Kings College London in the UK; Monash University and the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia; and LUISS University in Italy.  He is also a former member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  In 2017 he was Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  In 2016 he was awarded the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award.

  Jamieson is the author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed--and What It Means For Our Future (Oxford, 2014), Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2008; second edition due out in 2023), Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (Oxford, 2002), and most recently, Discerning Experts:  The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy (Chicago, 2019), co-authored with Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes and others.  He is also the co-author of Love in the Anthropocene (OR, 2015), a collection of short stories and essays written with the novelist, Bonnie Nadzam, and the editor or co-editor of nine books.  Jamieson has published more than one hundred articles and book chapters, is on the editorial boards of several journals, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Office of Global Programs in the National Atmospheric and Aeronautics Administration, as well as private foundations.