Professor Michael Northcott

From March 01, 2011 16:30 until March 01, 2011 14:00

 

The Forum on Religion and Ecology@Monash, in association with the Monash Asia Institute, presents a public lecture by: Professor Michael Northcott University of Edinburgh  on 

Buddhist Rituals, Mosque Sermons and Marine Turtles: Religion, Ecology and the Conservation of a Dinosaur in West Malaysia 

Date: Tuesday March 1, 2011   Time: 5.30    Room:  5.95 Building H, Monash Caulfield Campus

Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses principally on the interface between religion and ecology. His many publications include The Environment and Christian Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming (New York: Orbis Books, 2007) and Cuttlefish, Clones and Cluster Bombs: Preaching, Politics and Ecology (London, Darton Longman & Todd, 2010). He is currently working on a number of projects including a book on the ethics of climate change for Cambridge University Press and a series of case studies of religion and ecology in the light of the present extinction crisis which he intends to publish as The Ethics of Extinction. Professor Northcott has lived and worked in Malaysia as well as the UK, and has been Visiting Professor at Duke University, Dartmouth College, Flinders University, and the University of Malaya.

The newly created Forum On Religion and Ecology@Monash is dedicated to promoting the study of religious thought, literature, ethics and practice in relation to current ecological concerns as a regional counterpart to FORE at Yale, and with links to FORE in Canada, the European Forum on Religion and the Environment and similar associations elsewhere.


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