Thursday, January 28, 2016

PLU's Wang Center 2016 Symposium 2/25 - 2/26

Please join the PLU Community on February 25-26, 2016 for the 7th Biennial Wang Center Symposium, The Countenance of Hope: Towards an Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Understanding of Resilience, in PLU's Anderson University Center.

A collaboration of PLU’s Global Studies and Environmental Studies programs, the Philosophy Department and the Wang Center for Global Education, the two-day conference will attempt to answer the following questions:
- What factors contribute to resilience?
- Are these factors intrinsic or extrinsic?
- Are there cultural, social, economic and environmental factors that can contribute to, or impede, the - efforts of the most vulnerable to overcome adversity?
- Are individual, ecological and social resilience(s) interrelated? Can resilience be “built” or “learned”?
- What do natural processes teach us about resilience?
- How helpful is it to develop resilience-based policies?
- What are examples of effective and creative responses for nurturing resilience beyond the trauma of devastation?
- What might these responses teach us about the nature and dimensions of resilience?

The confirmed program, schedule of events and information on the keynote speakers are now available online at:

All sessions are free and open to the public but seating is limited and registration is strongly encouraged.