Louke van Wensveen
Louke van Wensveen is an independent ethicist with a background in Religious Studies. She publishes, teaches, and consults in the areas of virtue ethics, corporate responsibility, environmental ethics, and sustainable development.
Raised in the Netherlands, Louke is a graduate of Harvard University (AB '83) and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD '87). Until 2002, she was Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles). During this period she also served two terms on Dow Chemical’s Corporate Environmental Advisory Council (CEAC).
In 2006, Louke returned to her home country. Since then, she has worked as an 'organic intellectual' within Dutch civil society (Knowledge Centre Religion and Development) and local government (Brummen). As Municipal Executive for Urban Planning and Sustainability, Louke jump-started the transition that recently led to bipartisan political support for a comprehensive sustainable development program.
Louke continues to address scholarly as well as general audiences. Her book Dirty Virtues (Prometheus, 2000) is internationally recognized as a founding monograph in the field of environmental virtue ethics.
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