Clark Faculty Conversation

All members of the Clark faculty and staff are encouraged to join this conversation on climate change, aimed at getting real and staying with the questions together. As we increase our grasp of the situation, discerning what is helpful will depend on reframing our approaches – individual and collective, curricular and institutional. As a means to pool our knowledge, insight and creativity, A new Earth conversation offers common ground for the work ahead.

In its incubation year (October 2015 to October 2016) the NEC can be entered through a variety of venues, including TRIO conversations, retreats, Councils, public events, the Climate Teach-In, a week of lunches. See our brochure for a description of events from the 2015–16 Academic Year.

TRIO Conversations

A series of conversations among the faculty, sparked by a common question offered by the TRIO.


In addition to the ethical imperative to engage meaningfully with climate change, how can we imagine our political engagement with it as individuals and as a community? What changes can we effect in the current political discourse on climate change?

Professors Ed Carr, Jim Gomes and Usha Iyer
Wednesday, February 17, 2016


What do we think of as inevitable and how do we get beyond that notion of inevitability? What sort of possibilities might lie in undoing our sense of the inevitable?

Professors Cindy Caron, Steve Levin and Dianne Rocheleau
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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