Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations.
Scientists have recently begun to speak of a new era in geological time, ‘the Anthropocene’, or an era in which the destiny of the earth’s ecosystems is determined by a single species, homo sapiens. Often lost in these discussions, however, are the differences in orientation to the environment of different human groups—according to culture, gender, (dis) ability, and a myriad of other dimensions of human diversity. As we address some of the greatest ecological challenges that humanity has ever faced, in what ways are we required to factor in ecological diversity into traditions of thinking about human diversity? How might we need to build senses of identity and belonging that account for our species- embeddedness in ecosystems? What are the demands for environmental education that run parallel to demands to understand the dimensions of human diversity? What are the implications for communities and modes of governance as they map onto the cartographies of ecosystems? Finally, how are we forced to deal with the interface of the local and global, for instance local bio-systems in relation global climate change? Taken as a whole, how can principles of inclusion and diversity inform programs of action that can do justice to human and cultural diversity, nevertheless be sensitive to ecological or biological diversity? The very future of our planetary existence may depend on addressing these integrated questions.
The Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
Assia was born in Pakistan but raised and educated in West Yorkshire. She studied at Oxford specialising in Theology (BTH HONS) and has 16 years of teaching and training experience working across the education sector; FE, HE and Secondary. Assia has been a key player in raising awareness through innovative approaches and strategies around the themes of inclusion, integration and the Prevent (Prevention of Violent Extremism) Agenda at a local, national and international level. Read more...
Marcus Colchester is English and received his doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. He is Director of the Forest Peoples Programme. Marcus has over 35 years’ experience working with forest peoples in the humid tropics. Read more...
Jose Luis Ortega Martin is a principal lecturer at the University of Granada (TEFL), and was formerly vice dean in charge of International Relations from 2004 to 2008. He has served as the head of in-service training at UGR from 2011 to 2015, and was the head teacher of a private school in Granada from 1994 to 2003, as well as the external evaluator of the Spanish Agency for the Quality on University Studies (ANECA). Read more...
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
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