[URBANTH-L] 2ND CFP: Globalization, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice

Piers Howard Guy Stephens steph243 at msu.edu
Tue Jun 6 23:29:39 EDT 2006


Globalization, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice 

International Conference, 24th-28th August 2006, 

Organized by Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University 

Registration & further details now at: http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/geeej 

Papers are invited for the following interdisciplinary conference, to be 
held at Michigan State University, East Lansing and focused on unfolding 
environmental developments. As globalization advances and the global 
character of many environmental problems become more manifest, wider 
perspectives are stimulated in local environmental traditions. In North 
America, a burgeoning environmental justice movement makes links between 
environmental damage, poverty and race that strongly recall longstanding 
political concerns in Europe and the South. In Western Europe, scepticism 
and mistrust of GM and other new deep technologies raises questions about 
the character of “nature” long discussed in relation to the American 
wilderness tradition. About the globe, environmental activists grapple with 
new problems of human impacts, risk, technology, consumption and just 
distribution, and articulate new visions of the future. This conference aims 
to bring together a range of disparate voices across the globe and the 
disciplines, broadening these new international discussions by bringing 
distinctly American traditions of environmental ethics into dialogue with 
international concerns in environmental politics, philosophy, literature, 
sociology, history and economics. The conference is organized by the Lyman 
Briggs School of Science, which has long pioneered research co-operation 
right across the disciplines between arts and sciences at Michigan State 
University, the USA’s first land-grant University. Workshop topics will 

Environmental Citizenship 

Economy and Ecology 

Nature, Culture and Artifact 


Ecology and Utopia 

Environmental Justice 

Risk and Technology 

Ecological Restoration 

Environmental Movements 

Animals and Speciesism 

The Land Ethic 

Environmental History 

Literature and Ecology 

Climate Change & Disasters 



John Barry (Queen’s University Belfast, UK) 

Dale Jamieson (New York University, USA) 

Arthur Mol (Wageningen University, Netherlands) 

Ariel Salleh (University of Western Sydney, Australia) 

Karen Warren (Macalester College, Minnesota, USA) 

Laura Westra (University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada) 

Abstracts should be received by 16th June 2006, and should be sent to: 

Dr Piers H.G. Stephens,
Lyman Briggs School,
Michigan State University,
35 E Holmes Hall,
East Lansing
MI 48825-1107

Email: steph243 at msu.edu
Tel: (517) 353-4878 

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