Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Policy; Director, Center for Global Ethics
Light is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. A globally recognized environmental ethicist – specializing in the ethical dimensions of environmental policy, restoration ecology, and, more recently, climate change – he has authored, co-authored and edited 17 books on environmental ethics, philosophy of technology, and aesthetics, including "Environmental Values" (2008) and "Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy and Social Criticism" (Westview 2003). Light is also co-editor of the journal Ethics, Place, and Environment and serves on the editorial boards of Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, Ecological Restoration, Philosophical Practice and Theoria. He is currently finishing a book on the ethics of restoration ecology in a changing climate.
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Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy
Yang is an assistant professor in Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy. His current research focuses on legal and policy issues in the health care sector. Prior to joining Mason, Yang worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds graduate degrees in Public Health (Harvard), Health Policy (Harvard), and Law (University of Pennsylvania).