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Sustainability Events

Desert Cities Symposium

Friday, November 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Miral Mahgoub

  • School of International Letters and Cultures

Sha Xin Wei

  • School of Arts, Media + Engineering

Paul Hirt

  • School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

John Meunier

  • School of Design

Chad Haines

  • School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Duke Reiter

  • Office of the President

Dave White

  • School of Community Resources and Development

Dehlia Hannah

  • School of Arts, Media + Engineering

Adriene Jenk

  • School of Art

Cynthia Selin

  • Center for Nanotechnology in Society

This transdisciplinary symposium consists of panels organized around stimulating questions such as: how do we imagine the desert and desert cities? How will desert cities of the future deal with movement, migration, mobility, and transience? What will the desert city of 2050 look like? Join ASU environmental humanists as they...

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Keynote: Walkable Diversity in Future Desert Cities

Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Lecture

Emily Talen

  • School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Sally Kitch

  • Institute for Humanities Research

Urban planners are now focused on increasing the nation’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. This “walkable diversity” encapsulates the merger between social justice and environmental sustainability. Emily Talen's keynote lecture will review the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts...

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Global Sustainability Studies Academic Conference

School of Sustainability Walton Sustainability Solutions Conferences
Opening Reception
Friday, November 6th
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 7th
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arizona State University student organization Global Sustainability Network (GSN), in partnership with the Walton Global Sustainability Studies Program at ASU, are pleased to announce ASU’s first annual Global Sustainability Studies Academic Conference. This conference will provide students the opportunity to lead discussions about their research and experiences this past summer...

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First Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators

Friday, May 8, 2015
8:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Reception follows

Daniel Etsy

  • Director of the Yale Center for Environmental law and Policy, Yale Law School

The inaugural keynote address will be given by Professor Daniel Etsy, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

This extraordinary conference will feature panels and presentations from more than 60 law professors from throughout the United States and Canada, describing their latest research in...

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Innovations in Sustainable Food Systems: Improving Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship on the Farm and Beyond

Conferences Food Systems
May 4-6, 2015

The aging of farmers – in the US and globally – has been identified as one of the major structural and policy challenges facing the future of food security. As the older generation retires, are the Millennials willing and ready to take over the food security challenges? The imminent process...

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5th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, 2015
Various times (see schedule)

Arizona State University’s Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF) explores human rights issues though film, as well as to honor filmmakers who share a vision of a more just world through awareness and action. During its five-year history, the HRFF has highlighted a diversity of human rights themes, both domestic and...

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Software Carpentry Workshop

Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Sign-in, coffee and bagels: 8:30 a.m.)

Gabriel Devenyi

  • Lead Instructor

Rachel Schwartz

  • ASU Instructor

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will...

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Balance–Unbalance International Conference: Water, Climate, Place: Reimagining Environments

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, 2015

Balance-Unbalance, an international conference, brings multiple disciplines together to explore intersections between nature, art, science, new technologies, aid agencies and society with the goal of developing cross-disciplinary initiatives using innovative art and technology to advance ecological awareness and sustainability practices and to inspire wide-ranging community engagement in the face of...

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