The Climate Mobilities Working Group is an interdisciplinary research group of scholars from a range of institutions who examine the ethics, justice, policies, and science of climate displacement, immobility, and migration. The group is generously supported by the University Center for Human Values and Princeton University.


Speakers and Dates

February 17, 2023
“27 going on 28, what to expect on migration at the next COP?
Dina lonesco, Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Vulnerable 20 Group (V20), Webster University Geneva
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March 17, 2023
“Can managed retreat be successful and just? Global evidence from post-resettlement programs”
Idowu Jola Ajibade, Geography, Portland State University
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April 21, 2023
“Migration and Climate from a Demographic Perspective”
Lori Hunter, Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder
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May 19, 2023
“Planet Repairs & The Imperative for Reparative Climate Mobility Justice”
Esther Stanford-Xosei, Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign
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June 16, 2023
“Reclaiming Climate Mobility Futures in the Pacific”
Carol Farbotko, School of Geography, University of Melbourne
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Chair Bios

Simona Capisani, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Durham University (UK)

Simona Capisani is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Durham University. She specializes in political philosophy, ethics (normative and applied), and environmental philosophy with a focus on intersecting issues including climate justice, philosophy of immigration, gender, global, and social justice. Her current work addresses moral, political, legal, and policy questions of climate-related mobilities justice, and she is currently developing a monograph in which she develops a normative framework for climate mobilities in the international climate regime. Her research interests also include political philosophical issues related to the energy transition, climate finance, indigenous rights, and the intersection of housing justice, inequality, and climate resilience.  Prior to joining the Department of Philosophy at Durham University, Simona was a postdoctoral research scholar at Princeton University in the Center for Human Values and High Meadows Environmental Institute’s Climate Futures Initiative. She currently serves as one of the organizing officers for the International Society for Environmental Ethics and is on the steering committee for Philosophers for Sustainability. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.


Anna Stilz, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values

Anna Stilz is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.  Her research focuses on questions of political membership, authority and political obligation, nationalism and self-determination, rights to land and territory, and collective agency.  She also has a strong interest in modern political thought (especially natural law theory, Rousseau, and Kant).  Her first book, Liberal Loyalty: Freedom, Obligation, and the State (PUP 2009), dealt with questions about the moral importance of political citizenship and state authority. Her second book, Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. Stilz is Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy and Public Affairs, a co-editor for Social and Political Philosophy at the Stanford Encyclopedia for Philosophy, and Vice-President of the American Society for Social and Legal Philosophy.  She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2005.