National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
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Annapolis, MD 21401
Seminar presented by Professor Charles Redman, Arizona State University.
Title: Evolving Interdisciplinary Frameworks and National Priorities for Social Science Research
Abstract: 'Over the years of working on an urban LTER, an IGERT and now a Sustainable Research Network project the conceptual frameworks employed have evolved reflecting our views on how Human-Natural system operate and our objectives in conducting research. In considering this, the priorities of research as well as its epistemological basis are called into question. This past summer the National Academies of Sciences issued a committee study on “The Value of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences to National Priorities". Although the report reaffirms the value of SBE research, the fact that it was deemed necessary to create this report reflects a real questioning by influential people of the place of SBE research in future research agendas.'
Professor Redman is a Virginia M. Ullmann Professor of Natural History and the Environment in ASU's School of Human Evolution and Social Change within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also the Founding Director of ASU's School of Sustainability.
To learn more about his research, visit ASU's website.
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