The Committee

Ben Hale
BENJAMIN HALE is associate professor in the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. From 2006-2008 he was Director of the Philosophy Department's Center for Values and Social Policy. He continues active engagement with the Center, and is particularly instrumental in co-coordinating the annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress with Alastair Norcross. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is associated with CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. His primary area of research interest is environmental ethics, though he maintains active interest in a wide range of concerns in applied ethics, normative ethics, and even metaethics. Much of his recent work centers on ethical and environmental concerns presented by emerging technologies. He blogs on these topics, and more, at the Cruel Mistress blog.

For more information, see Professor Hale's personal website and CV.

Alexander Lee
A.B. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Philosophy and Environmental Earth Science

M.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Environmental Studies Program, Theory and Values

Ph.D. Student 
Environmental Studies Program, Theory and Values Track
University of Colorado, Boulder

Alex focuses on applied environmental philosophy, he is specifically interested in the ethics of environmental change and ecological restoration. When not philosophizing, Alex can be found skiing, hiking, climbing, playing frisbee, and flying kites.

For Alex's extended biography, see here

Adam Pérou Hermans
B.A. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Studio Art and Biology

Masters of Science Communication
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies Program, Theory and Values Track
University of Colorado, Boulder

Adam focuses on environmental philosophy and is particularly interested in what makes a wild animal wild. His work concerns understanding wildlife conservation in the Anthropocene, and the ethical issues arising from such conservation (e.g. conservation refugees, risk of extinction, lost wildness). 
Adam is also a filmmaker. His films span six continents and have been featured in thirteen festivals across nine countries. Currently his work is showing at the "1000 Days at the Space for Life" biodiversity exhibition in Montreal. When not filming or studying, Adam enjoys foraging, exploring, and canoeing through ice flows, just as the ice gets soft.

For more information and the films, see Adam's personal website.

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