“Will The World Of 2050 Be Livable?” Conference to be Presented at William Paterson University on March 28

Discussions will focus on national security, migration and many other political issues affecting the world.
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Christian Parenti

William Paterson University’s Department of Political Science will host a conference, “Will the World of 2050 Be Livable?” on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in University Commons Ballroom A. The discussions will focus on national security, migration and many other political issues affecting the world.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Christian Parenti, professor of sustainable development at the SIT Graduate Institute. Faculty from William Paterson University, the University of Vermont, Clark University and the Center for American Progress will participate in three panel discussions: “The Challenge: Material and Environmental Scarcity,” 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.; “Impact on Migration, Public Order/National Security,” 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; and “National and International Response and Institutional Capacity,” 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Each discussion will be moderated by a William Paterson faculty member.

Panelists include:

  • Stephen Shalom, William Paterson University professor of political science
  • Joshua Farley, University of Vermont ecological economist and associate professor in community development and applied economics and public administration
  • Balmuri Natrajan, William Paterson University associate professor of anthropology and director of the University Core Curriculum
  • Maya Chadda, William Paterson University professor of political science
  • John Mason, William Paterson University professor of political science
  • Kiran Asher, Clark University associate professor of international development and social change and women’s studies
  • Aaron Tesfaye, William Paterson University professor of political science
  • Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst for the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress

This conference is sponsored by the William Paterson University Graduate Program in Public Policy and International Affairs, the Political Science Department and the William Paterson University Alumni Association. For additional information, contact Professor Aaron Tesfaye at 973-720-3428 or email tesfayea@wpunj.edu.

03/22/13