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2015 conference - Washington, DC

Turning Protest Into Policy: Environmental Values and Governance in Changing Societies - March 18-22, 2015

As the seat of government for the U.S. and the location of international agencies such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Washington is an excellent setting to consider the environmental ramifications of diplomacy, global capital movement, and the transnational flow of ideas concerning the environment and cultural identity. Washington hosts numerous federal agencies that influence environmental policy and thinking and are, in turn, subject to intense pressure from worldwide lobbying and protest groups. The city itself has a complex history of power and poverty of its own.

With these concerns in mind, the conference theme is “Turning Protest into Policy: Environmental Values and Governance in Changing Societies.” The program committee particularly encourages panel and roundtable proposals that engage the theme in creative ways: environmental justice movements around the world, international or local protests that reveal changing environmental values, policy decisions at the national and international levels, and judicial rulings that have altered policy or resource use.