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Esbjörn-Hargens to Speak on Integral Economies

HargensCurrent approaches to capital have done much over the last hundred years to create an unsustainable world and jeopardize planetary health. Thus, the transformation of economic systems lies at the heart of sustaining our Earth.   On Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel, on the Le Moyne College campus, Dr. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens will focus on recently emerging models of capital that expand our understanding of capital to include many different forms (e.g., natural capital, human capital, psychological capital). He will examine the various metrics that are being used to measure these forms of capital and will show how these more integral approaches to value creation can play a crucial role in fostering planetary health.

This lecture is part of the McDevitt Center’s new initiative devoted to Sustaining Earth which is motivated by our conviction that a full understanding of these threats and effective responses to them must draw upon both scientific and broadly religious insights and perspectives.

Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. is the founder of MetaIntegral Associates, the world’s premier integral applications consulting firm that specializes in cross-sector coordination for large-scale change.   He has published more than a dozen articles, established the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice with Ken Wilber in 2003, and co-authored the book Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on Nature (Integral Books: 2009).

For additional information on Dr. Esbjörn-Hargens we suggest reading A Conversation Gone MetaIntegral, a brief interview between Esbjörn-Hargens and Eric Reynolds from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact the McDevitt Center at mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu or (315) 445-6200.

COP21 UN Climate Change Conference to Begin in Paris

We are two degrees from a vastly different world; a world of catastrophic droughts, mass extinctions, extreme rise in sea level, and more.  Overwhelming scientific consensus agrees that this will be our reality within a few decades if we do not curb our carbon emissions.  But how can this be done on a global scale?

At the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris, France held November 30 to December 11, 2015, 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement.  Their aim is to build a “Paris Climate Alliance”, capable of keeping the average global temperature rise below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels and adapt our societies to existing disruption.

To follow the conference and keep up with the latest news coming out of COP21 visit: United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

To learn more about what the COP21 conference can achieve we suggest reading this article entitled Yes, the Paris Climate Change Conference Can Save the Planet.

To continue the dialogue locally, the McDevitt Center’s initiative on Sustaining Earth will continue this spring with a lecture by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ph.D. (MetaIntegral, Inc.) on March 17th and John Hart, Ph.D. (Boston University School of Theology) on April 7th.  Both lectures will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel on the Le Moyne College campus.