Seray Ergene and Jason W. Moore will deliver two keynote addresses as part of the workshop on "System Change, not Climate Change"
Fri, December 9, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM GMT (Via Zoom)
As part of the mid-year workshop by the EGOS Standing Working Group 'System Change, no Climate Change', we are pleased to welcome two distinguished scholars who will give two keynote addresses:
Keynote by Seray Ergene
What does it mean to be a management scholar in the Anthropocene?
Abstract: In this presentation, I will critically situate ourselves in the Anthropocene moment and question what it means to be a management scholar today. I will briefly survey a few influential theoretical perspectives that informed my own research and explore a few possibilities they offer in producing relevant knowledge at this moment. I will end the presentation with a reflection on my own research engagements and invite others to do so for a generative conversation in our field.
Bio: Seray Ergene is an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island. She draws from various critical perspectives to study sustainability, including feminist posthumanism and new materialism, and environmental justice and racism scholarship. Her previous ethnographic research explores sustainability in the textiles and fashion industry. Her current work engages with ocean plastics pollution, and she collaborates with natural scientists and community organizations in interdisciplinary projects.
'The Issue is not the Issue': 1968, World Revolution & the Janus Face of Climate Justice
Abstract: "The issue is not the issue." A popular New Left slogan in the late Sixties, the connective radical imaginary assumed new force by 1967. On April 4 that year, Martin Luther King, jr., came out publicly against the Vietnam War. The speech was entitled "Beyond Vietnam." Beyond, in that title, meant everything. King not only broke with the liberal establishment – which viewed the War as separate from racism and an aberration of American foreign policy. He elaborated a radical critique that linked racism and exploitation at home and abroad. The problem with the War, in other words, went well beyond the War. King began to elaborate a vision of an American socialism animated by a searing indictment of capitalism's "triple evils" (racism, militarism, and class exploitation) and grounded in a triple alliance: the antiwar, civil rights, and labor movements. In this talk, environmental historian Jason W. Moore reevaluates a half-century of the Environmentalism of the Rich – first emerging after 1968 – in the aftermath of King's radical turn, and the missed opportunity for a program of planetary justice. As King underscored in his final months, justice cannot be effectively pursued piece by piece. The "whole society" with and within the web of life must be reinvented as if "all life [were] interrelated"-as if we were "all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny." At the end of the Capitalocene and the beginning of the planetary inferno, climate justice must proceed as if "all life were interrelated."
Bio: Jason W. Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is professor of sociology and leads the World-Ecology Research Collective. He is author or editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Capitalocene o Antropocene? (Ombre Corte, 2017), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press, 2016), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (University of California Press, 2017). He coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network.
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Steffen, on behalf the organising committee
Steffen Boehm PhD FRSAProfessor in Organisation & Sustainability
Director of Research, Department of Sustainable Futures
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