Karen Litfin

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Karen Litfin is Associate Professor of Political Science at the UW-Seattle. Her books include Ozone Discourses: Science and Politics in Global Environmental Cooperation; The Greening of Sovereignty; and most recently, Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community.  In her research, teaching, and personal life, she integrates the objective, subjective and intersubjective dimensions of sustainability. 

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Afghan Poppies, Climate Change and War: Thinking Systemically About Us and Them part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
This contemplative practice inquires into the complex web of interdependencies linking global climate change, the War on Terror, Afghan poppy production, opiate addiction, and food security through the lens of systems theory. The exercise challenges students to consider these linkages not only conceptually but also somatically and emotionally.

Who am I in a Changing Climate? part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Concluding a study of climate change in a course on Global Environmental Politics, stuents engage in a reflection exercise intended to develop their capacities for self-inquiry, self-awareness and integrative learning.