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Carol Long, Dean College of Liberal Arts, Willamette University
With participants ranging from novelists and activists to ethicists, this panel pursues the motivations of some of the most imminent and articulate voices in the modern environmental movement. Many of the featured panelists have risked their lives, their professional reputations, or both in their dedication to improving our relationship with nature and with each other. Their stories of commitment and transformation in turn serve as cogent reminders of the personal sacrifice behind collective change.
A major issue for professionals in any field is maneuvering between professional norms and personal beliefs. This panel includes politicians, artists, reporters and scientists, whose professional interests involve some aspect of nature, yet whose professional obligations demand they be neutral on issues of values and advocacy. Their experiences navigating the tricky territory between the personal and professional will illuminate the broader motivations, meanings, and implications of their professional lives, and how they fulfill their own spiritual and ethical commitments.
All panelists participating