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CAPA Conference Ties Science and Politics

The Volatile Futures/Earthly Matters Conference at Bennington this spring brought together leading scholars from across the country to examine questions related to climate change and other environmental policy debates that are currently playing out on both national and global stages.

Volatile Futures Conference

The conference was hosted by Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) and organized by faculty member David Bond, the associate director of CAPA, and Joseph Masco, a professor from the University of Chicago.

"This conference is part of a number of conversations going on in the social sciences, especially anthropology," said Bond. "It's a conference that will offer a front seat to the debates happening right now, and how the social sciences are trying to grapple with a whole host of problems surrounding the planetary crisis."