Research Focus Group Meeting: The Future of Humanity from a Sustainability Point of View

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Sangwon Suh

October 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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In this meeting, Professor Sangwon Suh (Bren School) will present research in progress about possible futures of human nature as it relates to selfishness and sustainability. This will be followed by discussion, moderated by Aili Pettersson Peeker.

The meeting is open to all but we do ask you to register to attend so that we can spend our time in the meeting as productively as possible. After you’ve registered, you will receive a Zoom invitation as well as a 1,000-word document introducing the research that we ask that you read before the meeting. Please see the information sheet “Sustainability and the New Human IHC Research Focus Group Meetings” available on our IHC webpage for more information about this and the structure of the meeting.

Sangwon Suh is a professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the sustainability of the human-nature complexity through the understanding of materials and energy exchanges between them. His work contributed to the theoretical foundations and practical applications of quantitative sustainability assessment in the areas of life cycle assessment (LCA) and industrial ecology.

Aili Pettersson Peeker is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research concerns cognitive literary studies and how reading literature can allow for selfless experiences.


Sponsored by the IHC’s Sustainability and the New Human Research Focus Group

Image Credit: Geoff Jones, “Sustainable innovation”



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