On Friday, November 8, I will be taking part in a symposium in honor of Eileen Crist, the author of Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization. The symposium is tilted Challenging Human Supremacy: Degrowth, post-growth, and the future of life on earth.
The symposium is open to the Virginia Tech community and the public and will be held from 1:30 to 5:00pm in the New Classroom Building, room 360.
In her new book, Eileen argues that the continued existence of life on earth requires us to rethink our relationship to the planet. She calls for humans to scale down and pull back by challenging human supremacy and economic growth frameworks. During the symposium, I will join a panel discussion with Virginia Tech faculty to explore these ideas from our various perspectives.
Panel Discussion: 1:30 – 3:00 PM
- Eileen Crist, Science, Technology, and Society
- Ralph Hall, Urban Affairs and Planning
- Jenn Lawrence, Center for Leadership and Global Sustainability
- Andrew Scerri, Political Science
- Moderator: Saul Halfon, Science, Technology, and Society
Reception: 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Keynote: 3:30 – 5:00 PM
- Eileen Crist, “Exiting the Age of Man”