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“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability” October 7 – 10, 2010
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Association for Integrative Studies
“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability”
October 7 – 10, 2010
As the academic community has become increasingly aware of the need to conserve the world’s resources, attention has focused on the core concept of “sustainability.” Sustainability or sustainable development, as defined by the Brundtland Commission, refers to the infinite maintenance of resources: development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainability does not simply refer to material resources but includes the ongoing maintenance of economic, social, institutional and environmental dimensions of human society. It also refers to the ways, for example, that educational and academic institutions can be adapted to provide a more collaborative and supportive role to enable sustainability. This involves incorporating social, political, economic and environmental issues into a holistic framework, and developing an interdisciplinary learning model of networking to serve educational and research needs. The aim of such education is to develop a new kind of researcher/practitioner who will be knowledgeable about science and technology and their complex interrelationships with ecology, economics and society. Integrating ethics and sustainability addresses how to integrate sustainability in higher education curriculum, through teaching practices and research.
• Ethics and sustainability
As always, the Association for Integrative Studies welcomes more general presentations that advance its mission to promote the interchange of ideas among scholars and administrators in all of the arts and sciences on intellectual and organizational issues related to advancing integrative and interdisciplinary studies.
All submissions must be made electronically using the proposal submission form (copied in below). Contact information for presenters and co-presenters, a brief—50-word—bio for each, a proposal of 250 words, an abstract of 75 words, A-V needs, length and type of presentation (paper, panel discussion, roundtable, etc.) will be required. The deadline is April 15, 2010, and we expect to respond to proposal writers by May 15th, 2010.
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