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Guest lecture: A Superjury to Safeguard the Future Against Eco-threats
23rd May 2012


‘Democracy’ means ‘government by the people’; but who are ‘the people’? Society exists over time and decisions taken today can have significant consequences for people yet to be born. In his recent report, Rupert Read argues that the interests of future generations should be formally represented within our existing parliamentary democracy. This will form the main subject of the talk, with time allocated for a debate. The report can be viewed here

Speaker Biography

Rupert Read is Reader in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. Rupert ( works closely with environmental scientists, in eco-philosophy, at UEA, including on a new multi-disciplinary Masters course. His publications include his popular book, 'Philosophy for Life: applying philosophy in politics and culture'. He was a Norwich Green Party Councillor from 2004-2011. He blogs on environmental reframing at He is Chair of Green House.

Date 23rd May 2012

Time 13.00

Venue LT07 Sir Frederick Mappin Building

RSVP Jonathan Green

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