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Integral Ecology panel The gravity and complexity of the global ecological crisis calls for integral approaches to ecology. Such approaches are concerned with the transformation of human conceptual, psychological, and cultural patterns that have become an imminent danger to the health of the entire Earth community, as well as with the cultivation of new structures of human experience and action that are more harmoniously aligned with the natural world and the larger cosmic order within which we dwell. Speakers on this panel will explore some of the history and implications of the emergence of more integral ecologies.


Sam Mickey is an adjunct professor in the Theology and Religious Studies department at the University of San Francisco. He has also taught in the Engaged Humanities program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, worked for the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, and recently co-edited a special issue of the journal World Futures, “Nature and Eros: Love in the Planetary Era.” He is receiving his PhD this semester from the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS.

Laura Reddick holds a B.A. in both Philosophy and Studio Art from theCollege ofCharleston inCharleston,SC. She is currently working towards her Master’s in the PCC program and expects to graduate in May of 2013. Her interests include Religion and Ecology, American and earth-based religions, and spiritual environmentalism.

Adam Robbert is currently an independent scholar living in the San Francisco-Bay Area. He received his M.A. in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program from CIIS in 2011 where his thesis work focused on developing a three-fold approach to integrative ecological research. He is currently working on several publications at the intersections of integral ecology, process philosophy, cosmopolitics, and object-oriented ontology. Adam blogs regularly on his website