2017 National Humanities Conference
The 2017 National Humanities Conference, co-hosted with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, is the second in a series of three joint national meetings that will bring the humanities community together as whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.
This plenary panel will explore the role of the humanities in addressing three contemporary challenges: gene editing, climate change, and migrant/refugee crises. Each of the panelists is actively engaged in work to address one of these challenges and will reflect on the crucial role the humanities plays in their efforts. In addition, the panel as a whole will work towards developing broader claims about the importance of the humanities to addressing these social, cultural, and scientific challenges.