“Transitions: Crisis, Uncertainty, Opportunity”
Third Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights (DDHR)
February 9–11, 2018
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The human experience is filled with periods of transition. Life-stage rituals, prolonged wars, forced migrations, paradigm shifts, global climate, and urban development—in all of these processes transitions are the constant—they can last for mere moments or span years, decades, or generations. Transitions associated with disasters, displacement, and human rights are particularly important whether they impact local communities or entire societies. Moments of transition bring about crisis, uncertainty, and even opportunity. What factors shape whether a transition is a crisis or an opportunity, and in whose eyes? What moments or processes impact these outcomes? How do individual lived experiences of uncertainty intersect with larger social scales and vice versa? What strategies can be employed for engagement and how can these strategies be communicated to those confronting periods of transition?
More information regarding registration can be found at the conference website.