Join us for a discussion of vaccines past, present and future; the challenges in global production and distribution; and related equity and justice issues.
About our Panelists
- Tim Ford - Professor and Chair of Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
- Jennie Ward-Robinson - CEO, Alliance for...
- Executive Director, Newtown CDC
Owning a home helps families build wealth, improves childhood health and educational attainment, and stabilizes neighborhoods. But home prices in the Phoenix metro area lie outside the reach of many working families. So how do we create more affordable housing? One of the most effective and sustainable approaches is through...
What You Will Learn and What You Can Do
Arizona is at a unique crossroad and the impact of climate change, in the form of extreme heat, wildfires and extended drought, can no longer be ignored on a local and statewide basis. Nationally, Fortune 500 companies and metropolitan cities have paved...
Jennie C. Stephens
- Director and Professor, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
In additon to her other roles at Northeastern University, Jennie Stephens directs strategic research collaborations at the University's Global Resilience Institute.
In her new book, Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy, Stephens argues that the key to addressing the climate crisis is diversifying...
- Director of Innovation at British Standards Institution
Dan Purtell is responsible for the development of The British Standards Institution’s (bsi) global innovation strategy and digital transformation. Across 193 countries, bsi works at more than 128,000 sites, from the world's largest and most successful brands to local small businesses solutions and services to improve...
- Associate Professor, ASU's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Mikhail Chester is the director of ASU's Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, where he maintains a research program focused on preparing infrastructure and their institutions for the challenges of the coming century. His work spans climate adaptation, disruptive technologies, innovative financing, transitions to agility and flexibility,...
- Staff Researcher, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies,
- University of California-Los Angeles
Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert, currently leading the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at USC. Phillips previously served as director of public policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA business advocacy organization. He writes a popular...
Shalanda H. Baker
- Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Shalanda Baker is the co-director and co-founder of the Initiative for Energy Justice at Northeastern University.
Her book, Revolutionary Power, is a playbook for the energy transformation, complete with a step-by-step analysis of energy policy areas that are ripe for intervention. Baker argues that people of...
- Environmental Historian
Join environmental historian and activist Paul Hirt as he takes a look back through the history of the environmental movement.
Hirt came to ASU in 2004 but has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. In both his professional and personal life, he promotes sustainable water management, renewable energy,...