The Third Annual Humanities Lecture
This Land Is Our Land: Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump

In conjunction with the exhibition Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime

Jedediah Purdy, Professor of Law, Duke University, will discuss: How did a ‘War on Coal’ come to stand for an existential fight among Americans, and between different ideas of the country? How did we move from a band of self-styled ‘patriots’ occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2015 to the President stripping protection from national monuments in 2017 – with support from those same ‘patriots’? How does denial of climate change hold together various other denials – of interdependence, ecological limits, and global justice? What images of the natural world, and the human place in it, are entangled in the politics of Donald Trump’s presidency and the nationalist right?

Co-sponsored by The New York Institute for the Humanities and Princeton University Press.

Free and open to the public. RSVP at:

Starts 5/11/18 6:00 pm
Ends 5/11/18 7:30 pm
Participants Jedediah Purdy
Location NYU School of Law, Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South
Cost Free and open to the public. RSVP at:


Program Types: Lecture