Laurie Harris Seminar on Sunita Narain

THE BREN SCHOOL OF Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara



Laurie Harris
Guest Professor
The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Wednesday February 28, 2007
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bren Hall 1424

  Becoming Modern, Remaining Traditional:

A Discussion of Sunita Narain's Positions on Sustainable Development

and their Ethical Dimensions


On Febrary 22, the Bren School hosted Sunita Narain, one of India's leading voices for environmental responsibility and the equitable distribution of resources in the face of rapid economic growth. In this follow-up to the event, Professor Harris will examine the ethical dimensions of ideas raised in Narain's presentation, starting with such questions as: What are the implications of being able to think differently about pollution, about environmental regulation, about allocation of resouces and other probems, as Sunita Narain does? What are the moral obligations inherent in the approaches she takes to these issues? What ethical responsibility, if any, does India have to adopt a new model for development? What ethical responsibility, if any, do more-developed notions have with respect to helping foster and develop these models?

Note: Even if you missed Narain's presentation, please join Professor Harris, who will review Narain's major ideas to provide context for the seminar.


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