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About IXSUS 2017

With the theme of ‘Resilience’ the conference will promote a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from the humanities and social sciences toward sustainability. Our shared biosphere and rapid globalization ensure no country is immune from another’s problems and risks, which means a collective and multidisciplinary approach is essential for integrating environmental and cultural sustainability.

Contemporaries tend to define sustainability as an environmental issue; however, it is important to take a holistic perspective that embraces the critical relationship between ecological sciences and humanities. This is evident as human communities as well as their diverse biological and cultural heritage are increasingly threatened by mounting environmental and societal problems from climate change and exploitation of finite resources to the inequities and human costs of unsustainable practices and technologies.

Submissions is now Closed.

Topic Streams

  • Art, Architecture and Eco-Design
  • Cultural Sustainability and Cultural Geography
  • Energy, Environmental Studies and Water
  • Gender Studies and Human Rights
  • Language and Linguistic Sustainability
  • Literature and Eco-criticism
  • Psychology and Behavioral Studies
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religion and Ecology
  • Sustainable Business, Production and Consumption
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism (Eco, Geo, Sustainable)
  • Urban Planning
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

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Program Communications

  • Gary SmithHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Gary Smith
    secretariat@intesda.org
  • Gary Smith is an environmental and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in mass communication, media arts and Japanese from Southern Illinois University, USA. His academic interests include environmental studies, ICT and photography.