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Conversations in Conflict Studies- Sustainable Change in a Fractured World

400A Eggers Hall

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Guest Speaker: Paul Hirsch, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY- Environmental Science and Forestry.
At both global and national scales, we are living in a political milieu shaped to a significant degree by polarization. Within the United States, while people’s views on policy have not changed dramatically over the years, the levels of political and social sorting have. This polarization takes place against a background of concern about environmental changes, also at levels from the local to the global.  In this Conversation, Hirsch will draw on the scholarship of Bryan Norton and Chantal Mouffe to discuss the challenges inherent in fostering sustainable change in a fractured world, and on his own experience as a facilitator to discuss what it might take in the way of approach, capacities, and tools to engage those challenges. 
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community.   
The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. 
Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email at or by phone at 315.443.2367. 

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