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Stories of Scholarly Disruption: Transformative Technologies for Rapid Decarbonization

Wed., Mar. 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. - Wed., Mar. 25, 2020 9:00 p.m.

Location: College Avenue -CB 139-

Speaker: Dr. Roger Petry, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Classics, Luther College.

The need for rapid decarbonization of our economy points to a momentous and necessary shift in our livelihoods and production processes. Earlier societies facing significant resource constraints have made similar shifts. Stories of these shifts (whether found in written historical accounts, oral traditions, religious scriptures, myths or legends) point to scholars playing a key role in developing new, transformative technologies. Earlier disruptive technologies are also reinvented at these critical moments. This talk will identify key technologies at the heart of these stories of transition and explore how their contemporary reinvention by universities can lead to both sustainable livelihood opportunities and rapid decarbonization.

Dr. Roger Petry is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Luther College at the University of Regina. He co-leads a global research team to advance Responsible Consumption and Production (UN Sustainable Development Goal 12) under the International Association of Universities. He is also Co-coordinator of the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Saskatchewan (RCE Saskatchewan), part of a network of 174 RCEs acknowledged to date by the United Nations University

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