Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and
Sustainability invites papers and proposals for talks, workshops and panel presentations for its inaugural
conference “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons” to be held August 7-9,
2014. We invite papers related to environmental justice and
sustainability from all fields of discourse, including but not limited to
environmental studies, theology, business, philosophy, engineering, education,
law, the arts, international development, anthropology, religious
studies, geography and the natural sciences.
We welcome papers that examine sustainability topics such as
water, energy, food systems, climate change, biodiversity conservation, law and
policy, and education through the lens of environmental justice, as well as
papers that engage with the ethics, challenges and opportunities presented by
the transition to a sustainable society. We particularly encourage papers from
Jesuit institutions, as we hope to begin to build an environmental justice and
sustainability network of individuals, centers, and university departments
throughout the Jesuit world. We also seek active participation by those
working in the arts and invite proposals that will bring visual or performance
arts to the conference.
Submit presentation abstracts of no more than 200 words to https://www.conftool.net/JS2014/ by February 24th,
2014 (extended by 4 weeks beyond the initial deadline). Authors should indicate their preference for an oral or poster
presentation. Authors should also indicate if they would like to submit a full
paper for a special issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Environmental Review.
Full papers will be due on June 1st, 2014 and final versions of accepted papers
will be due on October 1st, 2014.
In addition to paper presentations, we welcome proposals for
panel discussions and workshops that will 1) enable scholars to develop
theoretical frameworks and/or engage non-academic communities, 2) focus on environmental justice issues from the perspective of nonprofit, agency and community leaders, and 3) facilitate
discussions for undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Proposals
for panels, workshops and art exhibits should be no longer than 200 words and
should be emailed to: JS2014@seattleu.edu.