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Tuesday, July 26 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Special Evening Colloquium: Edge of Science: thresholds and new paradigms.

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Participatory, real-time science, or holistic science is the heart of the emerging new paradigm of sustainability science and anticipatory science. We can see it exemplified in science conducted during a crisis, which is quite different from disciplinary science in which we are used to knowing the questions and priorities for research. During crises even the questions must be discovered, disciplines must be combined or transcended, and people and institutions must collaborate. We will look at some characteristics of this exploratory edge of science that seems so important for the study of systems. We will also examine social and psychological factors that tend to resist exploratory science, making it difficult to study anomalous phenomena, crises or impending crises, and complex systems; and thus requiring a special set of personal skills. Today the challenge of complex systems places the greatest needs in science at that edge. This will be an evening of penetrating discussion on two topics (a) the need for an exploratory phase of science, (b) requisite human capacity for systems thinking and (c) peer and institutional resistance to threshold ideas and new paradigms. Chair: Dominique Surel and Pamela Henning


  • Gary Machlis - The distinctive Characteristics of Science During Crisis

  • Dominique Surel – Human Capacity for Systems Thinking

  • Pamela Buckle-Henning – Psychology of empowering and Supporting Student Research

  • Facilitated discussion

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Pamela Henning

Associate Professor of Management, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
Pamela Buckle Henning is an Associate Professor of Management at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University in New York. As a management educator in the United States, she teaches organizational behavior, leadership, teamwork and group dynamics, and supervises... Read More →
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Dominique Surel

Dr. Dominique Surel specialize in the development of Intuitive Intelligence. She has created a unique methodology to enhance accuracy of intuitive insights by integrating the natural human skill of intuition with components of Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) and critical thinking... Read More →

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Pamela Buckle

SIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health, Adelphi University
Secretary and Vice President for Protocol, International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health (see below for more information)Pamela Buckle Henning She is an Associate Professor of Management at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi... Read More →
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Gary Machlis

co-Leader, USDOI Strategic Sciences Group
In September 2009, Gary Machlis was appointed the first Science Advisor to the Director for the National Park Service. He is playing a key role in advancing science within the NPS, advising the NPS director on science policy and programs, and working with the Department of the Interior... Read More →

Tuesday July 26, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Benson 180

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