From Publications to Public Actions: The role of scientists in the planetary emergency
At this on-campus social resilience seminar we will discuss with Laura Horn what roles scientists, researchers, and academics have in the ongoing global climate and ecological emergency. Laura Horn is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University.
About the talk
We are facing a planetary emergency. The rate of species loss has never been higher in the history of our civilization and the world is enroute to exceed 2°C global warming during this century, with devastating consequences for both humans and the natural world on which we depend. As the climate and ecological crises accelerate, scientists are coming to terms with failings in the ways we have used to engage society about these emergencies, and many are starting to change tactics.
In this talk, Laura Horn will outline the reasons why academics are starting to rise up, and her own personal motivations for joining the Scientist Rebellion movement. She will also discuss ways in which scientists can participate in effective forms of citizen engagement to advance transformative change, both inside and outside academia.
Register for the event by emailing patric [dot] nordbeck [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se.
Registration is not necessary byt highly recommended.
About the event
Room Sh107, School of Social Work
Social resilience researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences
teres [dot] hjarpe [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se