Quaker Institute for the Future 2023

The Quaker Institute for the Future’s 2023 Summer Research Seminar will be held from July 17-21 using Zoom. Details and registration form are available at Summer Research Seminar 2023 – Quaker Institute for the Future. We welcome your expression of interest in presenting or facilitating by June 16.

There will be no registration fee; instead, participants in QIF videoconferencing seminars are encouraged to make a donation to QIF that is within their means. Youth Grants in the amount of $500 are available to support activist/researchers 18-35.

This year, which marks 20 years since QIF was established, the SRS will put less emphasis on presentation and discernment of individual research projects and more on theme-based discernment, led by groups of people interested in introducing and facilitating a theme-based session. Example themes of possible interest include:

  • Moving past colonial legacies and systemic racism
  • Climate change and related ecological crises
  • Economics, money, and the impossibility of infinite economic growth
  • Overcoming political and social polarization

The connections among issues are of special interest, since past failures to address any of the preceding issues have impeded progress on others. We also invite SRS participants to propose additional themes when they register. Following registration, SRS organizers will help facilitate brief preparatory sessions for those involved in each theme-based discussion.

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