Journey of the Universe Conference

Yale University
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

March 24-26, 2011

Conference Agenda

Participant Biographies


Ecosystems Management: Alignment and Ethics

Discussion Leaders:

Oswald Schmitz, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Willis Jenkins, Yale Divinity School



Brendan Mackey, Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University

J. Baird Callicott, University of North Texas


Earth History: Interaction of Matter and Life

Jeffrey Park, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Craig Kochel, Bucknell University

Leo Hickey, Peabody Museum, Yale University


Education: Teaching the Epic of Evolution

Eric Chaisson, Tufts University & Harvard University

Ursula Goodenough, Washington University

Scott Sampson, University of Utah


Education: Teaching the Epic of Evolution

Peter Brown, McGill University
Can the Journey of the Universe Worldview Guide Us in the Anthropocene?
Syllabus: Civilization and Environment 

Cynthia Brown, Dominican University

Larry Edwards, Genesis Farm


Language of Participation

Indigenous traditions: John Grim, Yale University

Eco-feminism: Heather Eaton, St. Paul University

Metaphor and Analogy: Kathleen Dean Moore, Oregon State University


The Power of Story

Scott Russell Sanders, Indiana University Emeritus, Author of Hunting for Hope

Terry Tempest Williams, Author of Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World


The Challenges to Telling the Darwinian Story

John Haught, Georgetown University

Ann Berry Somers, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Dan Spencer, University of Montana


Earth Charter: Global Ethics & Cosmology

Steven Rockefeller, Middlebury College Emeritus
Earth Charter Ethics and Finding Meaning in an Evolving Universe
A Short History of the Earth Charter Initiative

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University             


Christianity, Ecology, and the Universe Story

Ann Marie Dalton, St. Mary’s University

Larry Rasmussen, Union Theological Seminary, emeritus

Fred Simmons, Yale Divinity School


World Religions, Ecology, and the Universe Story

Christopher Chapple, Loyola Marymount University
Jainism, Life, and Environmental Ethics
Religious Narratives, Scientific Narrative, and Environmental Awareness

David Haberman, Indiana University


Reflections by Tom Lovejoy at the Peabody Museum


Comments from Panelists at World Premiere of Journey of the Universe at Yale

Steve Kellert

Kathleen Dean Moore

Jonathan Schell