Note to Reporters: The workshop is not open to the public however if reporters would like to attend any of the sessions, contact Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757 or Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu.
WHAT: More than 60 researchers from around the world representing a full spectrum of leading social scientists, practitioners and government leaders will gather at Colorado State University to discuss how to better integrate the expertise of social sciences fields in addressing climate change. This workshop marks the launch of CSU’s new Rocky Mountain Series on Social Science and Global Change.
WHO: Hosted by CSU’s Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, the National Park Services and Beijing Normal University. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson from Mississippi will deliver the keynote address on April 19 at noon. For a full schedule of workshop sessions, contact Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757 or Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu.
WHEN: April 19-20, 2010.
WHERE: CSU’s Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room.
DETAILS: Climate change is having a dramatic impact on the security, quality and sustainability of social life and human welfare globally. With recognition of the sweeping impacts of global climate change there have been calls to increase the role of social sciences and humanities in climate change research programs. Social sciences are critical because only intentional and concerted human effort can slow down or reverse the intensifying trajectory of climate change.
The new Rocky Mountain Series on Social Science and Global Change initiates a dialog about the social sciences and global change. Opportunity is present for social sciences communities to become fully engaged in addressing these threats and as they are well-equipped to inform critical decisions in policy, management and in business.