Seminars

  • Founded
    2011
  • Seminar Number
    743

Our world is becoming increasingly complex. Due in large part to biological, technological and human cultural evolution, we are being confronted with progressively more complex ecological, political, economic, technical and social problems. These problems place extreme demands on our capacities to comprehend and react adaptively, and as a consequence we may very well reach the limits of the Earth’s capacity to support our increasing population if we remain unable to understand the complexities of the human-environment interface. In this emerging world, our scholarship and evidence-based practices require new metaphors, methods, and measures. This Columbia University Seminar will provide an intellectual forum to explore and cultivate these new perspectives and tools.


Co-Chairs
Professor Joshua Fisher
jf2788@columbia.edu

Professor Jacqueline Klopp
jk2002@columbia.edu

Professor Christoph Meinrenken
cjm2177@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Nathan Albert
nea2114@columbia.edu


All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020 fall semester. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule