Friday, February 15, 2013

Dr. Paul Hirsch to speak at Yale Law conference

Dr. Paul Hirsch is a guest speaker at a Yale Law School conference New Directions in Environmental Law: The Power of Voice on March 2, 2013.

Dr. Hirsch will be speaking at a workshop on the topic of "Navigating Complex Trade-offs in Environmental Decision-Making: Valuation, Process, and Power." The workshop will look at developing and exploring questions that come logically prior to, and shape the possibilities for, the engagement of diverse voices in navigating the hard choices that arise when values conflict. The idea is proposed that explicitly framing environmental decision problems in terms of ‘complex trade-offs’ opens up possibilities for voice that are simplified out of the picture when problems are framed as ‘win-wins’ or merely as ‘trade-offs,’ and that are mired in complexity to the point of impotence when problems are framed merely as ‘complex’ or even as ‘wicked.’

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