Harvard Professor Sheila Jasanoff will give the public lecture

Citizens of the Anthropocene: community and polity in a changing climate’

Climate change is influencing the scale at which human societies and their governments understand and potentially redesign the relationship between humans and the ‘natural world’. Using examples from contemporary environmental and legal controversies in the US, Australia, and Europe, this lecture will question the meaning of the mandate to ‘think globally and act locally’ in the face of planetary environmental problems. It will explore legal and institutional barriers to effective citizenship at the global level, and ask what it means to press for greater democratisation of decisions affecting the future of the planet. Book via the University of Melbourne public lecture website https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/6291-citizens-of-the-anthropocene-community-and-polity-in-a-changing

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government