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Elizabeth Allison, PhD, is an environmental social scientist who is Professor of Ecology and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, USA, where she founded and chairs the graduate program in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion and created the Religion & Ecology Summit series of conferences. She is a member of the Advisory Group for the Yale Forum on Religion & Ecology; an editorial board member for the journal Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology; and the Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture. Her current research projects address socio-spiritual implications of glacial extinction in high mountain regions; the expansion of care ethics to nonhuman nature; and the implications of Buddhism and indigenous mountain religions for biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation. Her scholarly articles appear in journals including Ecology & Society, WIREs Climate Change, Religions, Mountain Research and Development, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, and in numerous edited volumes on Bhutan, religion, nature, and geography. She is co-editor of After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations. Her current book project is Tantric Ecologies: Religion, Environment, and Development in Modernizing Bhutan.

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Summit Opening and Welcome