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Symposium: Climate Change and the Infrastructure of Research | Dominic Boyer keynote

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Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Apr 22, 2024   12:00 - 5:00 pm  
Center for Advanced Study
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Center for Advanced Study

How does the research university address the problem of climate change? This experimental symposium showcases hypothetical project proposals created by early-career researchers at UIUC, projects that seek to realize the promise of interdisciplinarity encouraged by so many research initiatives across academic institutions. In so doing, the presentations and conversations in this symposium also explore and critique the institutional infrastructures that facilitate – and sometimes limit– new kinds of research. They explore the “state-of-the-field” where “the field” is defined in a new way: not the traditional disciplinary spaces in which research is currently situated, but the trans-disciplinary spaces and intersections in which new research on climate change could potentially break out.

12:00pm-1:30pm, Keynote, Dominic Boyer (Rice University), Learning to Live in 3-D: Decarbonization, Decoupling, and Degrowth
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1:30pm-1:45pm, Break

1:45pm-5pm, Symposium: Climate Change and the Infrastructure of Research
Two panels of presentations and discussions about student projects from CAS 587

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