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:
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. The two proposals deemed strongest will be selected for Shapley-Booth fellowships, which cover recipients’ registration, room and board, and a portion of travel expenses.
Presenters whose papers are accepted for presentation, but are not among the Shapley-Booth awardees, may wish to apply for other financial support opportunities through IRAS and Star Island, including:
With questions on short papers, please approach Arthur Petersen, firstname.lastname@example.org