CEA conference in University Paris 8
The fifth conference of the Critical Edge Alliance will take place at Paris 8 University on June 15-17, 2022.
This year’s conference theme is: “Acting in Higher Education in Response to Climate Change”
Echoing the increasingly numerous mobilizations around the world, as indicated in the latest IPCC report which identifies higher education as a major locus of change and in connection with what the COVID pandemic situation has revealed to us about the urgency of taking the ecological issues seriously, the conference will offer an opportunity to rethink the impact of climate change and its implications, in order to prepare for upcoming global challenges.
How sustainable are our campuses ? How can the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts contribute to the fight against climate change ? What can we do as students, academic and administrative staff members, together and individually?
These are some of the questions that the conference is aiming to address from different angles : training, research, interactions with our surroundings and local communities, innovative technologies, inclusion and international exchanges. The conference is therefore an invitation to go beyond disciplinary and institutional silos.