Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to a talk by Christine J. Winter, a Maori political theorist of intergenerational justice who, after decades as a lawyer, became a professor of politics at University of Otago in New Zealand.
Winter’s talk will be held virtually Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The event is part of the “Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism and Climate Change” series sponsored by Case Western Reserve’s:
Department of Philosophy,
Department of History,
Department of Political Science,
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences,
Environmental studies major,
Office of Energy and Sustainability,
Social Justice Institute,
Swetland Center for Environmental Health and
College of Arts and Sciences’ dean’s office.
Winter’s book, Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous Philosophy, the Environment and Relationships (2022), exposes how classically modern, liberal political theory fails to accommodate the kinds of intergenerational relationships respectful of Maori society as well as an adequate form of guardianship for the environment.
Talks in this series are meant to be serious, open to newcomers, warm and thoughtful. The idea is to bring imaginative and probing thought to bear on the topic areas of the series, emphasizing what the humanities and social sciences can bring to how we think about global warming, and linking some of the most important social justice topics that affect Northeast Ohio to environmental change.