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Deep Climate Conversations: Multi-disciplinarity in Climate Social and Behavioral Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Online via Zoom (link provided at registration)



Topic: “Multi-disciplinarity in Climate Social and Behavioral Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities” 


Wednesday, February 1 

12:00-1:15 PM EST 


The Environmental Politics and Governance network ( has launched a new initiative, Deep Climate Conversations. This will be an online structured roundtable (i.e., questions circulated in advance to speakers) on a specific issue. The objective is to explore climate issues at a deeper, theoretical level.   


This will be a 75-minute event: 60 minutes for discussion of planned questions, leaving about 15 minutes for comments from the audience. We have scheduled it for Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-1:15 PM EST.  


Please register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  



Jennifer Hadden, University of Maryland, College Park 

Aseem Prakash, University of Washington Seattle 



Teenie Matlock, UC Merced 

Ron Mitchell, University of Oregon 

Timmons Roberts, Brown University 

Benjamin Sovacool, Boston University 



This roundtable will focus on the following questions: 


  1. What are the key questions on climate mitigation and adaptation examined in your discipline? What are the key findings?

  2. What are the most pressing research frontiers in the study of climate change in your discipline? 
  3. Must climate scholars be multi-disciplinary? What are the pros and cons of disciplinary focus vs. multi-disciplinarity