CALL FOR PAPERS
The 63nd Annual IRAS Conference
The "Wicked Problem" of Climate Change: What is it doing to us and for us?
June 24 to July 1, 2017 – Star Island, New Hampshire
Climate change is a “wicked problem” with causes and consequences in economic, ecological, ethical, and technological realms. As climate change continues to alter our planet, how can we use this monumental change as an opportunity for societal and spiritual transformation?
“Uncertainty and ambiguity emerge here as resources, because they force us to
confront those things we really want—not safety in some distant and contested
future, but justice and self-understanding now.” - Sheila Jananoff
What is the way forward? We must confront climate change as a planetary community. It affects every institution, society, public policy, culture and ecosystem into the foreseeable future. Every possible course of action intertwines with issues of international and intra-societal economic and social justice. Climate change is a multigenerational, transnational “wicked problem” with no single, simple solution.
The "Wicked Problem" of Climate Change: What is it doing to us and for us? – the 2017 IRAS Summer Conference – has been designed to explore the above focal question in light of the emerging conditions of the early 21st Century.
Call for Papers: Paper proposals of no more than 250 words, or poster proposals of no more than 100 words, should be sent by email to Ruben Nelson by February 1, 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org We have full and partial scholarships for the top papers.
Confirmed Speakers: Pat Bennett, Warren Brown, Phillip Cary, Chris Corbally, Wentzel van Huyssteen, Jonathan Marks, Margaret Boone Rappaport, Louise Sundararajan, John Teske.
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