The University of Southern Indiana hosted a global climate change workshop featuring six areas of discussion Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 in the Griffin Center, located on the USI campus. Over 20 established scholars, early career scholars and graduate students were in attendance from across the United States as well as several international scholars from Canada, Sweden, and Germany [virtually attending]. While the workshop is not open to the public, it has the potential for academic and public impact in years to come.
The six areas of discussion include:
How global climate change has been constructed
How global climate change has been communicated in various forms
Governance issues related to global climate change
Effects of climate change inequality and justice, nationally and globally
Socio-technical advancements in global climate change
The future of global climate change
The workshop, co-organized by Dr. Stephen Zehr, USI Professor of Sociology; Dr. Myanna Lahsen, Associate Professor in the Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University in Linköping, Sweden; and Dr. Roopali Phadke, Professor of Environmental Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, provided attendees insight on future research questions, provided pedagogical guidance in the classroom and fostered global collaboration for future research and discussion on the topic.
“This workshop is targeted at clarifying what science, technology and society (STS) research has accomplished and what still needs to be done,” Zehr says. “The interdisciplinary field of STS contains concepts and theory which offer an inroad into this c …