Friday September 23, 2011. 03:30 pm. IBS Building, room 155
Lahsen’s presentation will address various challenges to the generation of useful knowledge bearing on climate change and environmental sustainability, including obstacles that limit (1) research on global environmental change in the social sciences and (2) the influence of social science research in current global environmental change science institutions and environmental policy processes. She will discuss examples from her own research to illustrate the need for research focused on meaning-making processes affecting the social status of global environmental change knowledge, an area she argues must assume a more central role in current research and policy institutions.
Refreshments following lecture on the IBS patio.
This lecture series was made possible by the generous support from The Beirne Carter Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program of the Institute of Behavioral Science and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research