JOIN THE GLOBAL CRISES AND GLOBAL CHANGE CONFERENCE FOR BETTER FUTURES FROM THE 6TH to 9TH OF APRIL 2016 AT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY
With the rapid globalization of the modern world, a number of global crises have arisen. Examples include climate change, ecological crises, energy and resource scarcity, crises in the food and water systems, economic and financial crisis, and migration and refugee crises. It is often argued that these crises are interconnected, creating a complex cobweb of challenges which must be addressed holistically. These crises impact peoples across the world, placing exceptional stress on impoverished regions and already marginalized groups. Serious solutions are needed to adequately face these new challenges. The three main overarching goals of this conference are:
a. to critically address the roots of these convergent global crises, by drawing on perspectives from across disciplines, cultures, and social positions,
b. to creatively explore possible solutions and alternatives with a view to build a more just and resilient world, and
c. to collaboratively facilitate connections across multiple campuses, communities, organizations and social groups with the purpose of fostering coalitions of solidarity among people committed to local and global change.
Hence, this conference provides a unique space. First, it aims to bring students, alumni-students, and organizations from different campuses and locations in a cross-disciplinary effort to address and explore paths beyond these global crises. Second, it aims to invite the local community to listen, engage and discuss these issues in collaboration with students and academia in general.
This conference offers:
- A chance for publication: the best three papers will have a chance of being published as featured “highlight” papers in Westminster’s academic journal, The Myriad.
- A concluding roundtable discussion focused on various approaches to the issues addressed at the conference, including a keynote talk by Henia Belalia on the importance of transnational social activism.
- Free lunch and a free concluding Banquet for presenters. Free lunch upon registration for attendees.
- Opportunities to connect with NGOs and organizations both during conference preceding and during the Banquet.
- An opening night led by a Keynote panel featuring groundbreaking Professors from Westminster College and University of Utah.
- A Keynote talk by Dr. Jackson on the roots of ISIS.
Please see panel and presenters for more detailed information.