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RESCHEDULED This Land Is Our Land: Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump

  • NYU Law School / Tishman Auditorium 40 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
 Mining Exploration Near Carson City, Nevada, 1988, Emmet Gowin. Copyright Emmet and Edith Gowin. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Mining Exploration Near Carson City, Nevada, 1988, Emmet Gowin. Copyright Emmet and Edith Gowin. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

The Third Annual Humanities Lecture

 

This Land Is Our Land: Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump

 

Jedediah Purdy

Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law,

Duke University Law School

 

How did a 'War on Coal' come to stand for an existential fight among Americans, and between different ideas of the country? How did we move from a band of self-styled 'patriots' occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2015 to the President stripping protection from national monuments in 2017 - with support from those same 'patriots'? How does denial of climate change hold together various other denials - of interdependence, ecological limits, and global justice? What images of the natural world, and the human place in it, are entangled in the politics of Donald Trump's presidency and the nationalist right?

 

Co-sponsored by The New York Institute for the Humanities / Princeton University Press

This event is free and open to the public

 

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