Elizabeth Willott, Arizona State University
May 10th, 2006, 8:00 to 9:30 pm
All of us know about overconsumption. We all do it in some form or another. But that suggests overconsumption is more than one problem. By analyzing the varieties of overconsumption and their causes, we (this work was done jointly with David Schmidtz) aim to make the concept clearer and so increase the likelihood that accurate diagnoses and solution, or at least alleviation, can occur.
Elizabeth Willott, on faculty at the University of Arizona, does interdisciplinary work in ecology and environmental ethics. She publishes in a range of professional journals and is editor of the anthology Environmental Ethics: What really matters, what really works (Oxford Univ Press, 2002; co-edited with David Schmidtz). She has twice been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in environmental science: to Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala (October 2004) and to Rhodes University in South Africa (Summer 2005). She is currently starting another book, on the interface of conservation biology and environmental ethics. She is currently teaching at Ohio University as a Glidden Visiting Professor.