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Superstorm Sandy: Before, During and After

The 12th Annual Nature Ecology Society Colloquium ( at the CUNY Graduate Center
Hosted by the Environmental Psychology PhD Program
Colloquium Date: March 8, 2013                                                                                           Deadline for Proposals: February 8, 2013                                                                             

Hurricane Sandy had drastic impacts on 29 October, 2012. This year’s Nature Ecology Society Colloquium is intended to open up a conversation around Hurricane Sandy. We recognize that politics play a part in this conversation, that there are complex social and environment justice issues that have and need to be understood, and that there must be a rebuilding effort that is sensitive to all of these aspects. We hope this colloquium can be a space where presenters will openly interrogate these and other issues.

The Nature, Ecology and Society Network is the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Interdisciplinary Network for researchers, activists and other colleagues whose work is at the intersection of Nature Ecology and Society. We aim to continue the tradition of creating a space for interdisciplinary conversation at NES2013 by requesting proposals from CUNY and allied Students, Artists, Activists, Designers, Journalists, Musicians, Performers, Film and Video Makers, Humanities Scholars, and Life, Natural, Physical and Social Scientists.

Presentation Submission Guidelines

NES 2013 invites proposals for two kinds of presentations: Oral Presentations (15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions) describing scholarly, activist, or volunteer work relating to Hurricane Sandy, and Panel Presentations (45 minutes followed by 15 minutes for questions) of three or more presenters addressing Hurricane Sandy related issues from multiple perspectives and/or methodologies.

Oral Presentation Proposals: Please include your name, project title, affiliation(s), and an abstract (100 words) outlining the presentation.

Panel Presentation Proposals: Please include the names of all panel presenters and their affiliations, a panel title, individual presentation titles, an abstract from each presenter (100 words), and a rationale (100 words) for the panel discussion. Please also choose a panelist to serve as the contact person and please provide their contact information.

All proposals should be submitted to the NES 2013 RFP online form. Following the selection process, applicants will be notified by February 14th. Due to time and space constraints, we may not be able to schedule every submission. Please contact with questions. 

Thank you!
Colloquium Co‐Organizers
Bryce DuBois, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Scott Fisher, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Laurie Hurson, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Hannah Jaicks, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Bijan Kimiagar, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Do Lee, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Mariya Marinova, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Jennifer Pipitone, PhD Student in Environmental Psychology
Melissa Zavala, PhD Student in Anthropology

Faculty Advisor
David Chapin, M. Arch: Environmental Psychology

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