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Elusive Conversations Symposium
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ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY 

CONFRONTS ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

What we need in particular are not more effective procedures for the general will to have its way, but a real conversation.” – Albert Borgmann, 1992

DATES & LOCATION

A two-day symposium at to be held at The Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, from April 2-3, 2020

KEYNOTES

Deborah McGregor (York University)

Christopher Preston (University of Montana)

Andrew Light (George Mason University & World Resource Institute)

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

The richness and diversity of contemporary environmental philosophy remains largely absent from the everyday discourse and decision-making processes of environmental governance. This symposium seeks to envision a richer and more inclusive environmental governance, proposing specific steps for how environmental philosophy can better engage current governance practices. 

In addition to the keynote speakers, this symposium will feature eight more exciting presentations, with time for critique, conversation, and networking with a diverse group of professionals in philosophy and environmental governance. It is our vision for this event to build ongoing conversation and collaboration. Join us!

For any questions about submitting work or attending this symposium, please contact the event organizers:

Jared L. Talley - talleyj1@msu.edu

Charles B. Hayes - hayesc13@msu.edu 

SPONSORS

We are thankful and proud to be supported by the following generous sponsors:

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Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Center for Interdisciplinarity

Center for Regional Food Systems

Environmental Science and Policy Program

School of Packaging

Law School

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Graduate School

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Kellogg Chair of Agricultural Ethics

College of Arts and Letters

Timnick Chair of the Humanities

Department of Philosophy