EPLab • International Conference

Risk and Responsibility Conference: Law and Climate Change

Anne Ruth Mackor, Antony Duff, Avram Hiller, Harald Stelzer, Samantha Copeland

Risk and responsibility are topics of growing concern within philosophy and beyond. The concepts themselves, their relationship to each other, and how they manifest in different fields are still being worked out. This online conference brings together scholars thinking about various aspects of risk and responsibility as related to law and climate change, respectively.


Panel 1: Law

12:00 – 13:00 (GMT/WET, e.g. Lisbon, London)
Antony Duff (University of Stirling), “Risk, Responsibility, and Pre-Trial Detention”

13:00 – 14:00
Anne Ruth Mackor (University of Groningen), “Risks of Incorrect Use of Probabilities in Court and What to Do about Them”

14:00 – 15:00 Break

Panel 2: Climate Change

15:00 – 16:00
Samantha Copeland (Delft University of Technology), “Resilience and Responsibilities: Normative Resilience for Responsibility Arrangements”

16:00 – 17:00
Avram Hiller (Portland State University), “Individual Climate Risks at the Bounds of Rationality”

17:00 – 18:00
Harald Stelzer (University of Graz), “Responsible Innovation and Climate Engineering. A Step Back to Technology Assessment”

Presentations 1-4 are based on chapters freely available in the edited volume Risk and Responsibility in Context (Routledge 2023) here. Harald Stelzer’s text is available here.

This conference is organized by Stearns Broadhead (University of Graz), as part of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)-financed research project, Responsibility for Risks: Theory and Practice (P31527), and Adriana Placani (NOVA University Lisbon), supported by the FCT — Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the Scientific Employment Stimulus — Individual Call — CEECIND/02135/2021. Risk and Responsibility in Context (Routledge 2023) was published with the support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): PUB-1003.

To join the session via Zoom, use this link (password: 557023).