Wednesday September 20 – Friday October 2, 2015
Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation: Climate Change
This interdisciplinary, academic conference will occur each year to provide a scholarly forum for exploring a topic related to the general theme of the Integrity of Creation. The topic of this year’s inaugural conference is climate change.
About the Conference
The conference, commissioned by Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, is an endowed academic event that celebrates the Spiritan mission of Duquesne University. The conference is interdisciplinary in the sense that presenters and participants from different disciplines are invited to engage each other in civil discourse on the conference topic.
The interdisciplinary committee of University faculty that plans the conference has chosen climate change as the inaugural topic. Climate change will be discussed as a substantive and worrying change of patterns in the weather and related phenomena over recent decades which negatively impact the entire planet. This academic conference explores the implications of climate change from a variety of scholarly perspectives to consider ways to improve our planet’s future – safeguarding the Integrity of Creation around us.
The conference has three goals:
- To provide a scholarly opportunity to engage established and emerging research on the conference topic
- To foster interdisciplinary discourse on each topic, such as among science, health, philosophy, religion and policy
- To enlighten public awareness and discussion of the conference topic.
Attendance is free, but registration is required:
!! Business leaders/managers: Dr. Robert Sroufe is sponsoring a table each day of the conference so you can participate and join the discussion. Please register (it is free)