FTF2015Learning the Power of Multiple Perspectives

Facing the Future 2016 - Realising Resilience - Save the Date 31 May - 1st June 2016

Facing the Future 2015 is a two-day postgraduate conference for Masters, PhD and early career researchers organised through the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) at the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute. Our conference will be held from Tuesday 26 May – Wednesday 27 May 2015 at the University of Dundee, Scotland

This symposium aims to equip new researchers from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities with the intellectual tackle to meet the wicked problems of massive environmental change from interdisciplinary perspectives. Formidable problems confronting humanity - like climate change and resource depletion - are highly complex and cannot be effectively addressed by one discipline or method alone. Today’s researchers faced with the challenge of addressing these problems still specialise in one area or methodology, stand to greatly benefit from learning how to develop interdisciplinary thinking and collaborations that are so vital to addressing these complex problems.

We are keen for all postgraduate attendees to showcase their work through this event and encourage all to take part in the Turbo Talk session (5 minute presentation each). This will prove a useful exercise in making connections and learning how to appreciate different disciplinary perspectives.

In addition to presentations showcasing participant’s research, this exciting event features inspiring keynote speakers and interactive workshops from the fascinating and thought-provoking International Futures Forum (IFF). The IFF group was founded on the fact that we don’t understand today’s complex world. These events will directly engage researchers in sciences, social sciences and humanities in tackling research problems from interdisciplinary perspectives. Participants will come away with highly applicable new skills envision, design, and implement problem-focussed interdisciplinary research.

Registration Fee: £42.50 Early bird until April 1st (£50.00 thereafter) Get Tickets

There are a limited number of funded places available, for more information please contact cechr@dundee.ac.uk

Venue: Dalhousie conference centre, University of Dundee

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