Conference Dec 2012: Risk and Climate Change – The Shaping of a Cosmopolitan Future

Paris, I’m back!

I’m organising a conference on cosmopolitanism and climate change this December on behalf of Prof Ulrich Beck’s Chair at Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH. This is quite an exciting event and I look forward to catching up with my friends in Paris!

Risk and Climate Change: The Shaping of a Cosmopolitan Future

Date: 10 -11 December 2012

Hosted by Professor Ulrich Beck’s Chair at the Collège d’études mondiales/FMSH, Paris

Main theme:

Climate change poses a threat across national borders and socio-economic divides. However, the sheer scale and complexity of climate risks give rise to a growing set of knowledge claims which continuously compete for influence in the formation of global and local agendas. Thus the understanding of the evolution and co-existence of risk framings in different part of the world and across disciplines is key to the transformation of human practices and the shaping of our common future.

This conference brings together established scholars and junior researchers in sociology, political science, climate science, development studies, economics, history of science and human rights, to present their cutting-edge work on how climate risks are conceptualized and communicated in a transnational public domain by actors at various levels. This conference aims not only to examine latest findings in Asia, Europe and North America, but also to promote meaningful dialogues between the social sciences and natural sciences.

Confirmed Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Professor Ulrich Beck –  Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany/Collège d’études mondiales, France

Dr. Anders Blok – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Amy Dahan – CNRS, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France

Professor Jean-Charles Hourcade – Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement, France

Professor Sylvie Joussaume – Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique Climat Environnement Société, France

Professor Daniel Levy – State University of New York at Stony Brook , US

Professor Laurence Tubiana – Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales, France

Dr. David Tyfield – Lancaster University, UK

Dr. Joy Zhang – University of Kent, UK

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