Sustainability & Development Conference

Event Type: 
Conference
Speaker: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Event Sponsor: 
School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)
LSA African Studies Center
LSA International Institute

November 9-11, 2018
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Sustainable development, as a concept and call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and guarantee human well-being, is perhaps the greatest challenge facing humanity. The complexity of the meanings of sustainable development have meant that many scholars, researchers, decision makers, and practitioners see in it diverse ways in which to aspire for and achieve societal goals. Scholarly research, student training, and new opportunities for meaningful change continue to increase, especially with the United Nations-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals finding traction with governments and NGOs alike.In collaboration with the journal World Development, this international conference on Sustainability and Development seeks to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary constituency to engage with the best approaches and means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and assess progress towards them.

We welcome abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and workshops. Abstracts must address a conference theme and follow the abstract guidelines. The submission of full papers (from those whose abstracts are accepted) will be strongly encouraged, and the best 25 papers will be published as a special issue.

We are also accepting applications for financial assistance for students and scholars from lower-income countries.

 

Coordination Committee:
Arun Agrawal, School for Environment and Sustainability
Kelly Askew, Anthropology
Jennifer Blesh, School for Environment and Sustainability
Bilal Butt, School for Environment and Sustainability
Ivan Eastin, School for Environment and Sustainability
Joe Eisenberg, School of Public Health
Leela Fernandes, Women’s Studies Political Science
Mary Gallagher, Political Science
Elisabeth Gerber, School of Public Policy, Political Science
Allen Hicken, Political Science
Meha Jain, School for Environment and Sustainability
Pauline Jones, Political Science
Ken Kollman, Political Science
Larissa Larson, Urban Planning
Maria Carmen Lemos, School for Environment and Sustainability
Nancy Love, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Shelie Miller, School for Environment and Sustainability
Brian Min, Political Science
Josh Newell, School for Environment and Sustainability
Anne Pitcher, Afroamerican and African Studies, Political Science
Lutgarde Raskin, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Elizabeth Roberts, Anthropology
Cristy Watkins, School for Environment and Sustainability

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