Ingrid Leman Stefanovic appointed to Center for Humans and Nature and as IPCC expert reviewer

Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:45:00 AM


(photo courtesy of I. Stefanovic)

Philosophy Professor Ingrid Leman Stefanovic has been appointed as Senior Scholar at the Center for Humans and Nature, with offices in Chicago and New York.  She has also been invited to serve as an Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  

At the Centre for Humans and Nature, Dr. Stefanovic has been invited by them to participate in a research project called “Ethics of Care and Place,” that brings together a small group of academics from around the world, to advance work in moral philosophy that is emerging from phenomenology, geography, planning and environmental ethics on the concept of ethics of place.

Dr. Stefanovic is a Professor of Philosophy and former Director of the Centre for Environment (now School of the Environment) at the University of Toronto. Her research and publications explore the meaning of sense of place, as well as how values affect environmental policy development and decision-making. She teaches courses in environmental philosophy, environmental decision-making, and applied ethics (including climate ethics and water ethics.) Her most recent book is the co-edited volume The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

The Center for Humans and Nature partners with some of the brightest minds in ethical thinking to explore humans and nature relationships. It brings together philosophers, biologists, ecologists, lawyers, political scientists, anthropologists, and economists to think creatively about how people can make better decisions — in relationship with each other and the rest of nature. 

Read Dr. Stefanovic’s response “…By Way of Thoughtful Decision-Making” in answer to the question “To build or not to build a road… how do we honor the landscape?

Dr. Stefanovic has also been recently invited to serve as an Expert Reviewer of the Working Group III First Order Draft (FOD) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).  For more information, please visit:

She has also recently contributed an article "Why Water Ethics Matter" to the September/October 2012 issue of Water Canada magazine.  Click here for a copy of the article.

More information on Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, visit her homepage.