Philosophy Symposium: Landowner & Habitat Relationships

Philosophy Symposium: Landowner & Habitat Relationships graphic
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

This interactive Q & A-style symposium is PART 2 (of a 3-part series) on the environment, ethics & conservation stewardship and features a distinguished panel of invited guest speakers from a variety of disciplines.

This evening symposium will be held in the Simperman Hall Amphitheatre from 6:30pm-10pm at Carroll College and be facilitated by Chris Fuller, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Director for Hunthausen Center for Peace & Justice, Carroll College.

In this gathering, we will be exploring philosophical and other perspectives relative to landowner/steward and wildlife/habitat relationships, including ranching and agricultural relationships. Invited speakers will briefly address the theme and then open the symposium up to general, free-flowing discussion.

  • Thomas Baumeister, PhD — Conservationist & Educator, Orion - The Hunters Institute
  • Gary Burnett, MA — Conservationist & Executive Director, Heart of the Rockies Initiative
  • Lisa Kemmerer, PhD -- Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Montana State University Billings
  • Patrick Kelly, PhD — Philosopher & Conservationist, University of Montana
  • Marie Z. Bourgeois, MA — Engineer, Certified Biomimicry Professional and Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Free and open to the public. Students at the high school and college level and the Helena community are invited! For more information visit the Merlin website.

**Thank you to the Carroll College Philosophy Department, Humanities Montana & Plato: Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization for helping us provide this symposium series to the Helena community!***

About the Merlin 2018-2019 Philosophy Symposium Series

The Merlin 2018-2019 Philosophy Symposium Series will be looking at numerous philosophical issues and perspectives related to ethics, the environment, and conservation stewardship, ranging from: public vs. private land (including individual, collective rights, other) landowner-wildlife and habitat relationships (including agricultural and ranching relationships), and current and future environmental/conservation challenges

Each symposium in this series will feature 5-6 guest panelists (from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds) and a facilitator.  Panelists will speak for approx. 10 minutes each and then the forum will be opened up to free-flowing audience-panelist Q & A.  

This symposium series is free to the public and will be held at Carroll College in the Lower Campus Center or Simperman Hall on:

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 (6:30pm - 10pm)
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 (6:30pm - 10pm)

Students at the high school & college level and Helena community members are invited! More information — including panelist details, specific topic of discussion, and more can be found at our website.

Sponsored by the Carroll College Philosophy Department.

Carroll Campus
Wiegand Amphitheater