The Kenan Institute for Ethics will host author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben at 5 p.m., Sept. 27 at Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel, where the renowned writer and activist will present the talk, “Climate Crisis/Climate Hope.”
The event is the first biannual Luce Lecture. Part of the Kenan Institute’s programmatic focus “Ethics & Environmental Policy,” it launches the Anthropocene Project, led by Norman Wirzba, a Senior Fellow at Kenan and Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies, and Jedediah Purdy, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law.
McKibben serves as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and was the first of a dozen books written by McKibben. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world.
McKibben’s presentation, a Q&A with Wirzba and Purdy, and the reception that follows are open to the public.
From the Allen Lot, stairs and sidewalks lead uphill to West Campus’ Abele Quad. Turn left on the quad to walk into campus and then right toward Duke Chapel. Goodson Chapel, located in the Divinity School’s Westbrook Building, is located to the right of the Chapel. Signs will be posted along the way.