YDS establishes endowed professorship in environmental ethics
By Joseph Becker
Yale Divinity School
November 30, 2023
With the support of an anonymous $3 million gift, Yale Divinity School has established an endowed professorship in environmental ethics. A burgeoning field, environmental ethics pursues critical reflection and action to ensure the well-being of the planet and its ecosystems. The search for an internationally distinguished scholar is underway, with the inaugural chair expected to join YDS next September.
“One of the greatest challenges confronting all of us is the climate crisis,” Dean Greg Sterling said. “This is not only a scientific and technological issue. It is a moral issue. For this reason, we are searching for an ethicist who can help address the moral dimensions of this threat to life on the planet.”