The International Society for Environmental Ethics established an award to promote work in public philosophy and honor contributions to the field by Dr. Andrew Light, who received the inaugural award in his name at our 2017 annual summer meeting.
With this call, we seek nominations from our membership for the 2021 Andrew Light Award for Public Philosophy. We strive to recognize public philosophers working in environmental ethics and philosophy, broadly construed, those who are working to bring unique insights or methods to broaden the reach, interaction, and engagement of public philosophy with the wider public. This may be exemplified in published work or engagement in environmental issues of public importance.
The award is offered without prejudice to stage of career and may be demonstrated by singular work, or engagement of importance, or over a career. It is important to note that early career scholars are viable candidates and their nominations strongly encouraged. Self-nominations are welcome. We encourage nominees to be members of ISEE. Information on membership, here: https://enviroethics.org/membership-dues/.
Nominations should include:
- A letter of nomination, listing the name, affiliation (if any), and contact information of both the nominee and nominator. The letter should explain how and why the nominee qualifies for the award;
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae or professional resume.
Nominations may also include:
- Descriptions and representative samples of work in public philosophy, such as op-eds, public presentations, descriptions of philosophically driven civic interactions, or alternative media engagements (blogs, videos, podcasts, etc.) or work about the public importance of environmental philosophy in professional journals;
- Additional letters of endorsement for the nomination, no more than two.
Nominations assembling these materials into one Adobe Acrobat PDF file are strongly preferred. Nominations previously submitted for the 2020 Award may be reactivated. Please contact us, as below.
Nominations are due by Dec. 1st, 2021.
Send nominations to ISEE President Allen Thompson
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement of the winner and finalists will be made at the ISEE group session meeting during the Eastern Division American Philosophical Assoc., Jan. 7-9 and 14-16, 2022.