Announcing the 2022 Sissela Bok Ethics and Population Research Prize Recipient

Head shot of Britta Clark

We are thrilled to announce that Harvard doctoral candidate Britta Clark has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Sissela Bok Ethics and Population Research Prize. Clark is a doctoral student in philosophy at Harvard University. Her research interests include social and political philosophy, climate change ethics, environmental ethics, intergenerational justice, and collective responsibility. The title of her in-process dissertation is: “Intergenerational Justice in an Unjust World.” In particular, Clark is exploring whether proposed technological responses to climate change, such as ‘solar geoengineering,’ or a more economic strategy that involves the ‘degrowth’ of certain sectors that contribute to emissions both satisfy the demands of ‘intergenerational justice.’ One of her recent papers that delves more deeply into this topic —“How to Argue About Solar Geoengineering” — was presented at the 2021 Harvard University Climate Pipeline Project Conference. Clark holds an MA in philosophy from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and a BA in philosophy and environmental studies from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.