Independence and autonomy, freedom and achievement are nearly mythic hallmarks of success in American society. But what if this mindset creates the illusion that we are separate from our surroundings in a way that prevents us from seeing our connection to and subsequent influence on the world around us? What if this misperception is at the heart of threats to our global resources? Following Einstein’s reasoning that “no problem can be solved by the thinking that has created it,” this interdisciplinary panel discusses how our thinking can both prevent and facilitate solutions to complex global problems. Panelists include Nora Bateson, the maker of the critically acclaimed film An Ecology of Mind; Stephanie Pfirman, Hirschorn Professor of Environmental and Applied Sciences at Barnard College; co-founder of Greenpeace Rex Weyler; and Barbara Woike, Associate Professor of Psychology at Barnard. Moderated by Term Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Davis.
Also, join the Barnard Eco Reps on Tuesday, March 27 for a free screening of Nora Bateson's award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, followed by a Q&A with Bateson and Rex Weyler. To learn more about the screening, click here.
EVENT PREVIEW: Click here for an interview with Barbara Woike and video trailer for An Ecology of Mind.