The #BigHistory Anthropocene Conference: A #Transdisciplinary Exploration

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We are delighted to invite you to attend our Big History Anthropocene Conference: A Transdisciplinary Exploration in Sydney, Australia.The human race has had such a profound impact on the climate and environment of the Earth that some have proposed we have entered a new geological era – the Anthropocene. Explore Big Issues with Global Impact  Examine critical challenges facing humanity from different disciplinary perspectives. Sessions include:

Defining the Anthropocene Ecosystems, Boundaries, and Species Economics for the Anthropocene Law and Governance for the Anthropocene Reflections on Paris COP21 Climate Change, Health, and Population Humanity’s Long Term Prospects
Ask International Experts the Big Questions
Each session brings together speakers from different disciplinary backgrounds, and culminates in a Q&A panel discussion. Speakers include:Will Steffen – Australian National University, Climate Change Sylvester James Gates Jr. – University of Maryland, Physicist and US President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology Jan Zalasiewicz – University of Leicester, Paleobiologist Klaus Bosselmann – University of Auckland, Environmental Law David Christian – Macquarie University, Historian David Grinspoon – Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute Peter Brown – McGill University, Environmental Economist David Karoly – University Melbourne, Atmospheric Scientist Jon Erickson – University of Vermont, Ecological EconomistJoin some of the finest Australian and international academics from a diverse range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences to discuss how we shape the future of our world.I encourage you to attend the conference and to share this invitation with interested colleagues and students.
Yours sincerely,Andrew McKenna Executive Director, Big History Institute

When Wednesday 9 December – Friday 11 December 9am – 6pm Where Macquarie Theatre, Building W2.4A Macquarie University More Information Find out more about the conference RSVP Monday 30 November 2015

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