Panel Discussion: Imagining the Human Future: Ethics for the Anthropocene

Sunday, April 26, 2015

1:30 - 3:00pm

National Museum of Natural History
Q?rius Theater (Ground Floor)
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Homo sapiens has always lived in the world by altering it. Our species now inhabits the entire globe and our behavior increasingly impacts ecological systems on a planetary scale. This epoch has been identified as the Age of Humans, or the Anthropocene. As we imagine the future of humanity, what set of ethical guidelines might lead us toward a future that is beneficial for humans and also for non-human life with which we share this planet? How might our existing secular and religious ethical traditions encourage these guidelines? Come to the National Museum of Natural History and join the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Broader Social Impacts Committee and keynote speaker Dale Jamieson, author of Reason in a Dark Time and Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University, for a presentation and discussion of these present and future challenges.

Connie Bertka (Science & Society Resources)

Elliot Dorff (American Jewish University)
Fred Edwords (American Humanist Association)
David Haberman (Indiana University)
Betty Holley (Payne Theological Seminary)
Nancy Howell (Saint Paul School of Theology)
Rick Potts (Smithsonian's Human Origins Program)

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This free event is part of the National Museum of Natural History's discussion series "Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans".

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