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2014 - Climate Change conference 1: Psychological Factors and Social Change (Q&A) | The New School

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The Center for Public Scholarship (http://www.newschool.edu/cps) is pleased to present the 31st Social Research conference, "Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren't We?," at The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) in New York City.

Session 1 - Q&A: Psychological Factors and Social Change

Speakers: Elke Weber, professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; Paul Stern, director of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change at the National Academies of Science; John Jost, professor of Psychology and Politics, co-director of the Center for Social and Political Behavior, New York University; and Jennifer Jacquet, clinical assistant professor in Environmental Studies, New York University.

There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This Center for Public Scholarship conference examines the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede change as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.

This conference also publicly launches C6, the Coalition to Confront Climate Change Challenges in Cities (http://www.newschool.edu/climate-change), a collaboration between New School faculty and students of all divisions and departments to initiate cross-disciplinary activities that support climate change mitigation and urban resilience. C6 will continue the work of the conference by focusing its efforts on the areas of research identified by the conference as requiring further exploration. This work will involve both students and faculty and The New School.

The conference has been made possible with generous support from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation.

Location: John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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