October 11, 2013
Arizona State University will host the 4th Annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium where students and community members will discuss and ponder current human rights and sustainability issues. The free Symposium is scheduled for November 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Tempe campus.
Several Sustainability Scientists will provide keynote lectures on the Symposium's theme, "Are We Smart Enough to Save Ourselves? Are We Kind Enough to Save Each Other?" LaDawn Haglund, also an associate professor of justice and social inquiry, will examine our current consumption patterns and how they relate to our treatment of the planet and people.
Amy Landis, an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, will challenge the notion of greenwashing and sustainable product responsibility.
Also in attendance will be Braden Allenby, director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management. He will reflect on conflict's role in civilization and question whether all conflicts are destructive or perhaps constructive.
The symposium also will be broadcast online; details are pending.