Panel will discuss sanitation, justice and ‘reinventing the toilet’
Our modern economy produces tons of human waste that piles up in landfills, water bodies, and city streets. How should we respond?
MTSO will address the issue in a virtual conversation, “All About Waste: Sanitation, Justice, and Reinventing the Toilet,” at 7 p.m. Eastern this Thursday, Sept. 15. The event, part of MTSO’s Science and Religion Digital Dialogues series, is free to the public. Advance Zoom registration is required and available here.
“All About Waste” brings together a panel of three experts to discuss one of the most pressing environmental problems of our time: human waste and how to manage it sustainably and ethically.
Marc Deshusses is professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University, where he is also research professor of global health. Elizabeth Allison is professor of philosophy, cosmology and consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Sarah Nahar is a Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University, reseaerching sanitation as an ethical issue.
The Science and Religion Digital Dialogues series serves MTSO students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the public, addressing challenges to meaningful science and religion dialogues and to encouraging public engagement with science. It is made possible through the Science for Seminaries project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Dialogues on Science, Ethics, and Religion program.