Spring 2020 Seminar Series: Local and Global Environments in Conversation

I am pleased to present the program for the Spring 2020 International Seminar Series at Illinois State University, which Larissa Kenedy, Keith Pluymers, and I co-organized. The series will provide a space for thinking about environmental crisis through a multidisciplinary and globalized lens. The program includes speakers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, history, international studies, fashion design, sustainability, sociology, anthropology, literature, agriculture, geography, and art & design.

S20 International Seminar Series

Thanks to help from the ISU Office of Sustainability, we are working to make this the University’s first Zero-Waste seminar series. Specifically, we’re working to eliminate the waste that comes from catering and travel. Speakers who would have had to travel far to give their talks have agreed to present their work virtually. In addition to their scheduled talks, some speakers will offer break-out sessions and virtual course visits during the semester for more focused discussion.

The events are all free and open to the public and include a free lunch buffet. Mark your calendar for Wednesdays at noon throughout the spring 2020 semester. See the program for more details.

We appreciate support from the Office of International Studies and Programs, the History Department, the Philosophy Department, and the Office of Sustainability.

Finally, I would like to thank Philosophers for Sustainability for work-shopping ideas and strategies to help reduce the impact of our profession. You can learn more about our work, find resources, and learn about how you can join in our efforts on the website.