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Education for the Anthropocene

PlanetWorks
Monday, October 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Humanity faces unprecedented challenges as we enter the Anthropocene – the epoch of our emergence as a planetary-scale force. Managing this future means finding new ways to manage ourselves. What are the implications for how we teach and learn?

ASU PlanetWorks, ASU Global Futures Initiative, and the Center for Education...

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Special Seminar: Climate Policy and Energy Transformations

PlanetWorks
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Elisabeth Moyer

  • Associate Professor, Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Preventing or slowing climate change presents uniquely difficult challenges that push the limits of traditional policy analysis in guiding solutions. Both the potential damages of climate change and potential solutions that require transforming human energy use are 1) large, so that any choices structurally affect economics; 2) show, with timescales...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Management or "Building Relationships"? Metaconcepts for Designing Desirable Futures

PlanetWorks
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Reception
5:30 - 6:30 Dialogue

Joni Adamson

  • Professor, Environmental Humanities, Department of English, ASU
  • Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI), ASU

Allies for the Anthropocene
Spring 2018 Dialogue Series

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond

Joni Adamson is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Spring Dialogue Series

PlanetWorks
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meet and greet 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

C. Michael Barton

  • Professor of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Down on the (planetary) farm. How
do we manage a domesticated planet?

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond

C. Michael Barton is Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Affiliate...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Planetary Management for Sustainable Global Futures

PlanetWorks
Friday, February 16, 2018
Meet & Greet/Refreshments 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue 5:30 - 6: 30 p.m.

Peter Schlosser

  • University Professor of Global Futures
  • Vice President and Vice Provost of the Global Futures Initiative at ASU

Allies for the Anthropocene
Spring 2018 Dialogue Series

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond

Peter Schlosser is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Futures and the University Global Futures Professor at Arizona State University where he holds appointments in the Schools...

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The Cultural Functions of Climate

Environmental Humanities PlanetWorks LightWorks
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Environmental Humanities Initiative Lecture

Mike Hulme

  • Professor of Geography, University of Cambridge, U.K.

The idea of climate has always fulfilled important psychological, cultural and political functions. Climate may be understood according to aggregated statistics of weather or apprehended more intuitively, as a tacit idea held in social memory. However defined, “climate” establishes certain expectations about the possibility of stable and meaningful human...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Arctic Ice Management

PlanetWorks
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Refreshments from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Steven Desch

  • Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

The Fall Dialogue Series is a monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond.

Steve Desch is a professor of astrophysics in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. His research focuses on developing models of star and planet formation,...

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Fall Dialogue Series: Allies for the Anthropocene

PlanetWorks

Gary Dirks

  • Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • August 31, 2017

Nancy B. Grimm

Ellen B. Stechel

Steve Desch

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond,

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Restoring Carbon Balance: Eliminate Carbon or Build a Carbon Economy?

PlanetWorks
Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. refreshments
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. dialogue

Ellen B. Stechel

  • Deputy Director, ASU LightWorks®
  • Professor of Practice, School of Molecular Sciences

The Fall Dialogue Series is a monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond.

Ellen Stechel is Deputy Director, ASU LightWorks®, Professor of Practice in the School of Molecular Sciences, Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Fellow...

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Cities in the Anthropocene

PlanetWorks
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Refreshments from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Nancy B. Grimm

  • Professor, School of Life Sciences

The Fall Dialogue Series is a monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond.

Nancy B. Grimm is a Professor of Ecology in the School of Life Sciences and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. She studies the interaction of climate variation...

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Climate Geoengineering: GeoE Live

PlanetWorks
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. -Facebook Live Webcast Begins
11:45 a.m. - ASU Panel (broadcast on Facebook Live)
12:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Dr. Ariel Anbar

  • Director, ASU PlanetWorks, Arizona State University

Dr. Gary Dirks

  • Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Dr. Elisa Graffy

  • Co-director of Energy & Society Group, Arizona State University

Dr. Klaus Lackner

  • Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University

ASU PlanetWorks is proud to present "Climate Geoengineering: #GeoElive," a half-day virtual workshop on climate change solutions organized in partnership with Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment (American University) and the Institute on Science for Global Policy’s "The Forum."

#GeoElive will be streamed exclusively on social media (Twitter, Facebook Live, YouTube...

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Fall Dialogue Series: Navigating the Anthropocene

PlanetWorks Environmental Humanities
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Refreshments from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Gary Dirks

  • Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

The Fall Dialogue Series is a monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond.

Dr. Gary Dirks is director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and director of LightWorks®, an Arizona State University initiative that capitalizes on ASU's strengths in solar...

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Managing Earth as a Planet

PlanetWorks
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. panel discussion

How Astrobiology and Exploration Inform a Perspective of Planetary Stewardship

The Origins Project at Arizona State University and ASU PlanetWorks are proud to present a public discussion of how space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology - the search for life in the universe - inform our perspective of Earth as a planet, and how to manage...

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What Comes Next After the Paris Agreement?

PlanetWorks
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Daniel Bodansky

  • Foundation Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

For the second session of the Allies of the Anthropocene Dialogue Series, Daniel Bodansky will be guiding us through a discussion around the timely news and implications forthcoming from the ratification of the Paris Agreement.

The Paris Agreement has been hailed as an historic achievement. It was signed by 175 parties...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Rethinking Risk in the Anthropocene

PlanetWorks
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Andrew Maynard

  • Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Director, ASU Risk Innovation Lab

For this first session of the Allies of the Anthropocene Dialogue Series, Andrew Maynard will be guiding us through a discussion about the fact that we as humans are more tightly coupled to our environment than at any previous point in human history. Emerging technological capabilities, a growing global...

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