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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1 AIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE / THEME: ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY
full name / name of organization:
Association for Integrative Studies
“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability”
Kona Kai Spa and Resort
Hosted by San Diego State University’s
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.
We welcome proposals for presentations in multiple formats, including, but not limited to, roundtable discussions, integrated panels, papers, and performances that address issues such as:
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 (http://www.units.muohio.edu/aisorg/