In this conference, we will critically examine how technology can be developed, deployed and governed responsibly, to address climate change in ways that foster hope and justice. We will respectfully engage a multiplicity of world views, including religious perspectives, as we learn how countries throughout the world determine and apply climate and technology policies.
We will address the following questions:
Plenary speakers (besides the co-chairs Arthur Petersen, Bruce Naylor, and Constance Bertka) will include: Noreen Herzfeld, Janot Mendler de Suarez, Willem B. Drees, Kenneth Oye, Leonard A. Smith, and Pablo Suarez.
We invite proposals for short papers on the four themes of the conference in the context of climate and technology. The topic can be approached from various perspectives, such as science, engineering, environmental studies, philosophy, religious studies or theology, history, literature, law, political science, futures studies, psychology, or sociology. They may consider different religious traditions; science fiction; modeling of climate and technologies; regulation of new technologies; curation of sources of hope in technology; assessment of justice and equity; and so on.
Proposals for papers on other topics regarding science and religion are welcome too.
Proposals will be peer reviewed. A few Shapley-Booth fellowships for room and board will be awarded to paper proposals deemed strongest. Some other reductions and scholarships may become available, including reduction for first time attendees. Information will be made available at http://www.iras.org.
The deadline for proposals is January 02, 2023. We intend to inform on acceptance and on fellowships before the end of February 2023. Proposals should include an abstract of not more than 400 words, prepared for anonymous review, with 5 to 10 keywords. Proposals can be submitted using the form at http://www.iras.org/2023-call-for-papers.html.
With questions on short papers, please approach Arthur Petersen, firstname.lastname@example.org