6:00 PM–8:00 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
A panel discussion with Edouard Tetreau, Andrew Revkin, Erin Lothes, and Anthony Annett, moderated by Joan Walsh
Part of a series of events in anticipation of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference
On the occasion of Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., invited panelists discuss the implications of the papal encyclical on climate change and the pope's call for drastic changes in lifestyle, production and consumption from unsustainable practices to more prudent care of "our common home" in order to avert environmental catastrophe. Edouard Tetreau is an economic consultant, essayist and author whose newest book, Quand tombera le mur de l'argent is being published in connection with the pope's U.S. trip. Andrew Revkin has reported on climate change since the 1980s, mainly for The New York Times. He currently writes the paper's Dot Earth blog and is Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University. Erin Lothes is an Assistant Professor of Theology at the College of St. Elizabeth and an expert on the encyclical and energy issues. Anthony Annett is a Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor at the Earth Institute. The conversation will be moderated by Joan Walsh.
Moderator Joan Walsh is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America. Salon.com's editor in chief for six years, Walsh is a regular on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," "Politics Nation," "All In with Chris Hayes" and "The Reid Report." She has appeared on many other national shows including "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Now" on PBS.
Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and the Alliance Program. Funding provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.