UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Gender, Ecology and the Future of the Planet

17 February 2022, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Future of the planet

Join us for a celebratory IGP event and reception

This event is free.

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Institute for Global Prosperity


Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
Wilkins Building

To celebrate the arrival of IGP’s new Associate Professor and climate expert, Dr Ida Kubiszewski, the release of Professor Victor Seidler's new book Ethical Humans: Life, Love, Labour, Learning and Loss, and Professor Kate Soper's work on Post-Growth Living, we are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion exploring gender, ecology and the future of the planet.

The speakers:

Ida Kubiszewski is Associate Professor in Global Prosperity at the IGP. Dr. Kubiszewski was the CEO of the ag-tech start-up, Downforce Technologies Limited- the home of EcoBalance which uses remote sensing data to measure and account for the true value of natural capital on land. She was also a climate change negotiator for the Dominican Republic, following adaptation and loss & damage. She was a delegate at the 19th through 21st Conference of Parties. Her editorial work includes being the founding managing editor and current Associate Editor of a magazine/journal hybrid called Solutions, as well as a co-founder and former managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth.

Victor Jeleniewski Seidler is Emeritus Professor of Social Theory in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London. He has published across the boundaries of social theory and philosophy, including work such as Kant, Respect and Injustice: The Limits of Liberal Moral Theory; The Moral Limits of Modernity: Love, Inequality and Oppression; Unreasonable Men: Masculinity and Social Theory; Man Enough: Embodying Masculinities; Transforming Masculinities: Men, Bodies, Cultures, Power, Sex and Love. Urban Fears and Global Terrors: Citizenship, Multiculture and Belongings after 7/7; Remembering 9/11: Terror, Trauma and Social Theory. Most recently Making Sense of Brexit: Democracy, Europe and Uncertain Futures (Policy Press, 2018) Ethical Humans: Life, Love, Labour, Learning and Loss  (Routledge 2021)

Kate Soper is Emerita Professor of Philosophy at London Metropolitan University. She has had a long association with Radical Philosophy, been an editorial collective member of New Left Review and a regular columnist for the US journal, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. She has translated works by Sebastiano Timpanaro, Noberto Bobbio, Michel Foucault, Cornelius Castoriadis and Carlo Ginsburg. Her books include: What is Nature? Culture, Politics and the Non-Human (1995); (with Martin Ryle) To Relish the Sublime? Culture and Self-Realisation in Postmodern Times (2002), and co-editor of Citizenship and Consumption (2007) and of The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently (2008). She was lead researcher in the research project on ‘Alternative Hedonism, and the theory and politics of consumption’ funded in the ESRC/AHRC Cultures of Consumption project, 2004-6. She has been involved in a number of research projects on climate change and sustainable consumption, most recently as a Visiting Fellow at the Pufendorf Institute, Lund University, Sweden. Post-Growth Living: for an Alternative Hedonism was published by Verso in 2020.

Professor Henrietta L. Moore (chair) is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London (UCL). A leading global thinker on prosperity, Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits. Her work crosses disciplines, from social science to the arts to business innovation and she applies these different perspectives to inform research and policy at all levels.