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Durham University

Ustinov College

Our speakers

Dr Greg William Misiaszek, Beijing Normal University, China

Dr Greg Misiaszek is a Freirean and a critical comparative educator. His most recent resesarch is on the intersections between Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and environmental pedagogies, including Education for Sustaintable Development (ESD), as they coincide and conflict with various spheres of citizenship (from local to planetary) and citizenship education models. His comparative ecopedagogical research has focused on how socio-environmental connections are taught, not taught, or mis-taught, and the local/global political reasons why.

Before working at Beijing Normal University he worked for nearly 20 years at the School of Gerontology, University of Southern California (USC), helping to develop and manage educational and transformative programmes focused on ending vaious types of social injustices including ageism, elder abuse, and disability discrimination.

Dr Ros Grey, Goldsmiths

Ros Grey is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Critical Studies in the Art Department at Goldsmiths.

Her research explores the trajectories of militant filmmaking, particularly in relation to liberation struggles and revoluntionary movemnets in Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, and more recently with the intersections between artistic practices and decolonial environmentalism.

She is on the Editorial Board of Third Text, and is currently preparing two publications - a monograph entitled The Cinemas of Mozambican Revolution, and a special issue of Third Text on the topic of Botanical Conflicts: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Soil and Planting.

The Organisers

Ms. Connie Kwong, Durham University

Connie Kwong is a PhD candidate in Geography. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Hong Kong. Her current research is to understand international volunteering in Asia through the discussion of everyday ethics and responsibility using a case study of volunteers from the Greater China Region.

Mrs Lynsey Finnemore, Durham University

Lynsey Finnemore is Vice Principal at Ustinov College, where she directs the Global Citizenship Programme and is responsible for developing a wide range of activities aimed at furthering the College and University strategy, especially in relation to building a strong research culture in the College, creating opportunities for personal development of students and assisting in the realisation of the College’s vision and mission.

The Programme

24 August
1800 Conference Dinner at Durham Cathedral Cafe
25 August - Conference Day
0845 Registration and Coffee
0900 Glenn McGregor Welcome
0915 Greg Misiaszek

Transformative Environmental Pedagogies Within and Between Citizenships: Local to Global to Planetary Citizenship

0955 Ros Gray

Planetary cosmopolitics through art making

1035 Break
1045 Session 1
1045 Stef Chester Northumbrian Water
1100 Clair Cooper

Ecological or environmental citizenship: what is the role of Nature-based solutions?

1115 Vania Carolina Fonseca-da-Silva

Subsistence fisheries and human-wildlife conflicts in a protected area: perspectives on the challenges of wildlife and resource conservation

1130 Karel Musilek

Why capitalism is unsustainable and critical citizenship must be anti-capitalist citizenship

1145 Mohsen Gui

Origins of engaging youth as environmental citizens in the UK: lessons for the future

1200 Ankita Mukherjee

Hijras: Identity, Community and Citizenship in Post “Third Gender” India

1215 Discussion
1230 Lunch
1315 Session 2
1315 Sabina Sallis

Aesthetics of Sustainability. Thought World and the Society of Nature

1330 Xinwu He

Sustainability Reporting Assurance Practice in Different Institutional Contexts: Methodology Design

1345 Putu Agus Ardiana

Sustainable Finance for Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia: An Institutional Work

1400 Ekaterina Gladkova

Addressing environmental injustice through building environmental citizenship – critique in the intensive farming context

1415 Andie Reynolds

De-colonising sustainable community development: lessons from the UK Coalition government (2010-2015)

1430 Discussion
1440 Break
1500 Session 3
1500

André Dutra

The rise of populism and climate change deniers vs. the scientific consensus

1515 Matilda Fitzmaurice

Race and Whiteness in the Spaces of International Climate Governance

1530 Margherita Lala

Climate change adaptation strategies and technological innovations in rural Tanzania: an ethnographic perspective from Chololo ‘Ecovillage’

1545 Michael Laiho

Peak Oil and The Anthropocene: Myths By Policy-Makers, Written For The Arctic?

1600 Discussion
1610 Group Discussion

What are the essential elements of global and environmental citizenship for sustainable development?

1630 Group 1, 2 and 3 Feedback
1640 Break
1700 Exhibition Planetarity - Opening and Reception
1900 Close
26 August - Conference Field Trip - Transformative Environmental Pedagogies - the role of nature based solutions
0930 Departure Sheraton Park
1500 Return Sheraton Park