Index of Papers Presented at the General Assembly, 17-19 Oct 2008, India


General Assembly 2008

Anthropocene Age: Perils and Prospects for the 21st Century

 (17-19 October 2008; Hyderabad, India)

Abstracts, Presentations and Papers

(M = Moderator/Chairperson)

Session/Speaker

Subject/Title

Formats

Defining the Anthropocene Epoch 

1. Walter Anderson

 

 

2. Richard Benedick 

 

 

3. Sesh Velamoor (M)

 

 

Dealing with Climate Change: Progress & Stasis 

1. Jose Furtado (M)

 

 

2. Akio Morishima

 

 

3. J. Srinivasan

 

 

Change & Change Agents 

1. Y.S. Rajan 

Change & Change Agents 

Abstract

Paper

Powerpoint

Asia's Role in World Leadership

1. Akio Morishima (M)

Asian Role in Global Climate Policy

Powerpoint

2. Susantha Goonatilake

The Shift to Asia - Civilisational Implications

Powerpoint

3. Thomas Rawski

China's Long Boom

Powerpoint

Implications of Climate Change

 

 

1. Robert Berg (M)

Implications for Governance arising from Climate Change

Paper

2. Akio Morishima

 

 

3. Jose Cordeiro

 

 

4. John Cox

 

 

Development and Environment

1. Jeffrey Schwartz (M)

 

 

2. Garry Jacobs

Development & Environment - Myths & Realities

Powerpoint

3. Ashok Natarajan

America as Evolutionary Pioneer

Paper

4. Ana Stavljenic Rukavina

 

 

5. Ivo Slaus - unable to attend

Development and Environment - We Need a Box of New Tools

Powerpoint

Limits to Rationality

1. Jeffrey Schwartz (M)

Human Evolution: A case of the Emperor's clothes

 Powerpoint

2. Garry Jacobs

Human Mind, Science & Rationality

Abstract

Paper

Powerpoint

3. Krunoslav Pisk

Limits to rationality and physical theories

Abstract

4. Vijaya Kumar

Limits of rationality

Abstract

Powerpoint

5. Ivo Slaus - unable to attend

Limits to rationality

Paper

Powerpoint

An Inclusive Concept of Global Security

1. Jonathan Granoff (M)

 

 

2. S D Muni

 

 

3. Arvind Gupta

Global Security and the Role of Ethics and Values

Paper

4. Vinod Patney

 

 

Emerging Arms Race in Space

1. Y S Rajan

Security and Space. A Quasi-Historical Perspective

Abstract

2. Jonathan Granoff

 

 

3. Vinod Patney

 

 

4. U R Rao

 

 

5. Manpreet Sethi

Security of the Ultimate High Ground - Preventing Arms Race in Outer Space

Powerpoint

Nuclear Disarmament

1. Jonathan Granoff (M)

 

 

2. Manpreet Sethi

Nuclear Disarmament: From Roadblocks to Milestones

Powerpoint

3. Mladen Stanicic

Current Economic And Geopolitical Trends And Challenges

Powerpoint

4. Ivo slaus - unable to attend

There Is No Global Security Without Nuclear Disarmament

Powerpoint

Was Man Created Before Mother Earth?

1. Amareshwar Galla

 

 

Earth System Engg: The State of Art

1. Walter Anderson

 

 

2. Sarah Gaines

Engineering the Biosphere

Powerpoint

3. Raoul Weiler (M)

 

 

Darwinism: Dead Wrong

1. Jeffrey Schwartz (M)

Evolution ≠ Adaptation - Writ Large

Abstract

Powerpoint

2. Bruno Maresca

Sudden Origin -The missing role of environment in Darwin's theory of Evolution

 

3. Sesh Velamoor (M)

 

 

Biotechnology in the Anthropocene

1. Pushpa Bhargava (M)

 

 

2. Geoffrey Hamer

Methanotrophy: From the environment to industry and back

Paper

3. Imran Sidiqi

Asexual Seed Formation in Plants

Powerpoint

4. Ramesh Sonti

Biotechnology in crop improvement

Powerpoint

Development Theory - Dynamics of Social Change

1. Ashok Natarajan (M)

Dynamics of Social Change

Paper

2. Garry Jacobs

Ecology and Development Theory

Paper

Powerpoint

3. Anna Maria Sandi

 

 

4. Ivo Slaus - unable to attend

From Ioannis Kapodistrias and Altiero Spinelli to EU - Is It a Success? How Well Will It Face the Challenges of the Future

Powerpoint

How & Why we govern evolution

1. Walter Anderson (M)

 

 

2. Jose Cordeiro

 

 

3. John Cox

 

 

International Justice: Frontier Issues

1. Ivo Josipovic

International Justice: Remedy Against The War As The Biggest Anthropocene Peril Or Illusion?

Powerpoint

2. Winston Nagan

Love, Hate and the Human Rights Boundaries of the Law

Paper

Asian Cities

1. Tay Kheng Soon

 

 

2. Susantha Goonatilake

 

 

3. Ana Maria Sandi

 

 

Money & Global Governance: Financing Sustainable Development

1. Garry Jacobs (M)

Global Financial Crisis & a Single World Currency

Abstract

Paper

Powerpoint

2. Abhijit Sen Gupta

Asian Economic Integration through Adoption of an Asian Currency Unit 

Abstract

Powerpoint 

3. Bernard Lietaer - Unable to attend

Options for Managing Systemic Bank Crises

Abstract

Paper

Powerpoint

Communicating Science: The Role of Arts and Media

1. Geeta Narayanan

 

 

2. Sharada Srinivasan

 

 

3. Jon Palfreman

Cooling Report about a Warming Planet

Powerpoint

4. Anjum Babu Khan

 

 

The Demographic Transition - session cancelled

1. Orio Giarini - unable to attend

Demographic transition

Abstract

2. Asim Kujak - unable to attend

Population trends

 

Ethics and Policies for Sustainable Futures – Jose Furtado / Anthony Judge (M)

Jose Furtado

Introductory Remarks

Powerpoint

Susantha Goonatilake

Possible Bio Ethics Reconstructed Humans Presentation by Susantha Goonatilake

Powerpoint

Zakri A Hamid

Human Reproductive Cloning

Powerpoint

Orio Giarini - Unable to attend

The Remaking of Economics: An Ethical Issue - Putting the Right Questions Today

Abstract

 Jose Furtado

The Challenge for New Forms of Social Capital: Knowledge, Innovation, and Stakeholder Alliances

Abstract

Powerpoint 

UR Rao

Economics, Energy and Food Security for the World 

Powerpoint

Ana Maria Sandi

Ethical challenges and responsible policies in 
community development

Abstract

Paper

Powerpoint

R.Mashelkar

Gandhian Engineering

Powerpoint

N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

Higher Knowledge and Global Good

Paper

Johan Hattingh

Responding to a Perfect Moral Storm? What Kind of Ethics will it Require in an Era of Human Induced Global Warming and Climate Change?

Abstract

Powerpoint

Anthony Judge

Topology of Valuing, Dynamics of Collective Engagement with Polyhedral Value Configurations

Abstract

Powerpoint

Winston Nagan        

Legal Culture Confronts Science in Search of a New Paradigm of Humane Governance

Abstract

Paper