Annual and Student Conferences 2022: Celebrating Desmond Tutu in an era of transition

Photo credit: Rodger Bosch, Mail&Guardian 

Hybrid conference dates:

29 to 30 Sept – Annual Conference

30 Sept to 1 Oct – Student Conference

Abstracts due by 15 August 2022 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

email:

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, considered by many as South Africa’s moral compass, died on 26 December 2021, aged 90. The country mourned. We remember him, among other things, for a speech he gave on Ubuntu and Sustainable Development, in which he asked:

As the circle of Ubuntu widens to include all people, and Ubuntu is taken up as a guiding ethic by people of all cultures, one might ask “How wide does the circle go, and how deep”?

Does it include animals? Does it include plants, earthworms, soil? These are also living, sentient beings. As we grow in awareness we see how we are linked to all living beings by flows of matter and energy, how we breathe the same air, drink the same water.

So shouldn’t we extend Ubuntu beyond people to all other living beings? Ubuntu arose as relatively small groups of people cooperated to survive in a challenging environment, in an ecology that was often dry, hard, thorny and hot, periodically scorched by fire, permeated by diseases, parasites and venomous creatures, not to mention larger creatures with teeth, claws, hooves and horns.

Also check out his inspiring speech at the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in 2009 at Copenhagen, here.

In celebration and memory of Tutu’s life, and his circle of Ubuntu that included the entire Earth community, we invite you to submit your abstracts on environmental law research and practice by 15 August 2022 so as to participate in our Annual and Student Conferences. Email us at (marked “Annual Conference” or “Student Conference” as applicable). The conferences will be held in a hybrid fashion via Zoom and at UWC. It is envisaged that each conference (Annual and Student) will run over a day and half, with the student conference starting in the evening of 30 September. Students who require guidance on presenting can consult our YouTube channel recordings of the 2021 conference. More guidance will be provided shortly.

For more information, see our call for abstracts.

Call for Abstracts_ ELA Conferences 2022

 

 

Date
29 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022

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Time
All Day

Photo credit: Rodger Bosch, Mail&Guardian 

Hybrid conference dates:

29 to 30 Sept – Annual Conference

30 Sept to 1 Oct – Student Conference

Abstracts due by 15 August 2022 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

email:

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, considered by many as South Africa’s moral compass, died on 26 December 2021, aged 90. The country mourned. We remember him, among other things, for a speech he gave on Ubuntu and Sustainable Development, in which he asked:

As the circle of Ubuntu widens to include all people, and Ubuntu is taken up as a guiding ethic by people of all cultures, one might ask “How wide does the circle go, and how deep”?

Does it include animals? Does it include plants, earthworms, soil? These are also living, sentient beings. As we grow in awareness we see how we are linked to all living beings by flows of matter and energy, how we breathe the same air, drink the same water.

So shouldn’t we extend Ubuntu beyond people to all other living beings? Ubuntu arose as relatively small groups of people cooperated to survive in a challenging environment, in an ecology that was often dry, hard, thorny and hot, periodically scorched by fire, permeated by diseases, parasites and venomous creatures, not to mention larger creatures with teeth, claws, hooves and horns.

Also check out his inspiring speech at the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in 2009 at Copenhagen, here.

In celebration and memory of Tutu’s life, and his circle of Ubuntu that included the entire Earth community, we invite you to submit your abstracts on environmental law research and practice by 15 August 2022 so as to participate in our Annual and Student Conferences. Email us at (marked “Annual Conference” or “Student Conference” as applicable). The conferences will be held in a hybrid fashion via Zoom and at UWC. It is envisaged that each conference (Annual and Student) will run over a day and half, with the student conference starting in the evening of 30 September. Students who require guidance on presenting can consult our YouTube channel recordings of the 2021 conference. More guidance will be provided shortly.

For more information, see our call for abstracts.

Call for Abstracts_ ELA Conferences 2022

 

 

Date
29 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022

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Time
All Day