Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
A. D. White House, Room 110
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
In this roundtable, visiting scholar David Taylor is going to offer an overview of how sustainability studies programs around the country are tackling the challenge of designing majors and courses. Interdisciplinary debates will ensue (partly in reference to Cornell’s own proposed major in Environment and Sustainability). Taylor is Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University and the author or editor of six books, including (most recently) Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde (2015).
CREST brings together Cornell faculty and graduate students committed to interdisciplinary environmental studies. It is built on the premise that complex environmental issues can best be understood through familiarity with diverse perspectives--including those of the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, and, well, every other kind of science. We strive to foster open communication, close collaboration, and new thinking about the ways in which our "green" scholarly pursuits relate to our teaching and our political commitments.