Call for Graduate Student Participation: Ethics of Geoengineering

CALL FOR PAPERS

Graduate students in the geosciences, engineering, philosophy, public policy, sociology, and other relevant disciplines are invited to apply to participate in a workshop on The Ethics of Geoengineering with Solar Radiation Management to be held at the University of Montana in Missoula, October 18th – 20th, 2010.  This National Science Foundation sponsored workshop will bring leading experts in the science of solar radiation management and climate change together with ethicists and policy experts to discuss the major ethical issues confronting proposals to deliberately engineer the climate.

To apply, interested graduate students should submit an 800 word abstract of a paper on some aspect of the ethics of geoengineering and a CV.  Highly competitive students whose proposals are accepted will have their travel and lodging paid for by the organizers.  Exceptional papers may be selected for publication in a special issue of the journal Ethics, Place, and Environment to be published on the ethics of solar radiation management after the workshop.

Deadline for submission is June 15th, 2010.  Successful applicants will be notified by July 1st, 2010.  Ten page papers will be due to the workshop organizers by September 25th for posting on-line prior to the meeting. Please send your application materials and direct any questions to Blake Francis (Blake.Francis@mso.umt.edu)

More details, as they become available, can be found at:

http://www.umt.edu/ethics/EthicsGeoengineering/default.aspx

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