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2018 CONFERENCE & RETREAT ANNOUNCEMENT !

Securing Our Democracy: The Work Ahead

A Conference & Retreat to Explore Challenges and Possibilities

September 14 - 16, 2018

 Burlingame, CA

We the people in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...”                                                            Preamble, United States Constitution, 1787

 

We take the theme for our retreat from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, especially the phrase, “and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Many people are increasingly concerned by both the conduct and policies enacted and overturned by our leaders at the highest levels. At this time, asking the question, “What does it mean to secure our democracy?” is essential. The second question is, of course, “What can we do?” Please join us in this three-day retreat during this historic juncture in our national story which demands that we all re-engage in securing our democracy. Whether you are an educator, researcher, non-profit administrator, social service worker, social or environmental activist, green business entrepreneur, therapist, etc., now is the time to listen to one another, face our challenges together, and collaborate in service of the common good.

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The Human Science Institute is a transdisciplinary learning community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to creating a humane and ecologically sustainable global future through education and research. Founded by Human Science scholars, researchers, students, and professionals, HSI supports the work of those responding to the challenges of our times by promoting a transdisciplinary framework that respects the multiplicity of views and ways of knowing in our diverse global community.

THE HUMAN SCIENCE INSTITUTE

  • Convenes scholars and practitioners in education and research conferences, meetings, events and other activities
  • Provides academic and professional education grounded in a transdisciplinary social science perspective
  • Supports independent academic and professional research and programs responsive to current environmental and social problems, acting as a fiscal agent for grants and projects
  • Offers a communications and networking platform to connect scholar-practitioners working on diverse contemporary issues

WHAT WE DO

Human Science is an approach to understanding human experience anchored in the philosophical traditions of critical social science, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and systems thinking. In a world of many languages, values, traditions, and ways of knowing, Human Science asks the essential epistemological questions about the nature of truth, knowledge, and reality that may allow us to understand one another.

The Human Science Institute continues this dialogue by focusing these questions on contemporary environmental and social problems and supports scholar-practitioners committed to:

  • Understanding how human beings make meaning of their experience, thoughts, and feelings
  • Developing the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate transformative change in a complex world
  • Rigorous research that is respectful of other ways of knowing and empowers communities
  • Emancipatory values that advance equality, justice, and the thriving of human and natural communities

WHO WE ARE

 

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As an IRS designated 501(c)(3) organization, The Human Science Institute supports independent human science and transdisciplinary social sciences research and grants. For more information regarding how we may be able to support your efforts, please contact us using our contact page.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Continuing education and professional development courses on human science perspectives to social change; story and social change; narratives, nature, and trauma; mindful engagement and social action, and ecological systems and environmental education will be announced soon.

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