Richard Evanoff

School of International Politics, Economics, and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University

Richard Evanoff teaches environmental ethics and intercultural ethics in the School of International Politics, Economics, and Communication at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. His main research interest is in how dialogue on environmental and development issues can be effectively conducted across cultures.

Evanoff was a speaker at the U.N. Conference on Dialogue Among Civilizations in 2001 and an invited participant at the Pew Whale Symposium held at the United Nations University in 2008. Evanoff is the author of numerous articles on both environmental ethics and intercultural ethics, and of the book Bioregionalism and Global Ethics: A Transactional Approach to Achieving Ecological Sustainability, Social Justice, and Human Well-being, published by Routledge in 2011.

He is a member of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and the International Society for Universal Dialogue. He has also been active in various grassroots organizations and NGOs concerned with social and environmental issues, including the Planet Drum Foundation and Friends of the Earth Japan.

Last Updated: September 10, 2017