Sustainability Series speakers discuss a range of environmental, social, and economic topics at these events, sponsored or co-sponsored by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
- Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Matthew Larsen earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Antioch College and PhD in geography at the University of Colorado in Boulder. From 2010 to 2014, Larsen served the U.S. Geological Survey as the Associate Director for Climate and Land-Use Change. Larsen has 80+ publications in the fields of natural...
S. Julio Friedmann
- Chief Energy Innovation Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Recently stepping down from his role as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Friedmann was a senior executive at the DOE and is the nation’s expert on carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS). He is an expert on clean-energy technology development and deployment, and has worked in China, India, Canada, the...
Sir Crispin Tickell
- Member, Board of Directors for Sustainability at ASU
- Former British Diplomat
- Fellow of the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University
- Member of Oxford Martin School Advisory Council
The Anthropocene is the label for the brief geological period in which the human species has transformed – and is transforming – the surface of the Earth, land, sea, and sky. How we cope with the accumulating effects of our actions is a major issue for society and requires,...
- Professor of Asian and International Studies
- City University of Hong Kong (retired 2014)
Graeme Lang has developed and taught courses on: Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century; Energy, Environment and the Future; and Globalization and the Environment. He served on City University's Environment Committee, helped develop an Environmental Policy Studies undergraduate degree, and led the Department of Asian and International Studies.
As we move...
- Program Manager, US Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Emerging Technologies
- Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU
- Senior Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Patrick Phelan, is on leave from Arizona State University to assist the US Department of Energy in an applied R&D program focused on energy efficiency in buildings .He has been an ASU faculty member since 1996, with a previous stint as an National Science Foundation Program Director.
- Professor of Entomology, University of Wyoming
Alex Latchininsky has devoted 36 years of his professional career to study and manage the ancient enemies of agriculture—grasshoppers and locusts. He is an international consultant with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and conducts research and training across the world. As an extension entomologist, he is at the forefront...
- Senior Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green
- Senior Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green
Jonce Walker is an urban planner and sustainability professional who creates built environment solutions using cues from nature. Chris Starkey is a multi-disciplinary architect with deep knowledge of the environmental sciences.
The human experience of nature in American cities is too often distilled down to non-indigenous street trees, monoculture lawns, and...
- Assistant Research Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Nathan Parker is an interdisciplinary researcher working to understand the possible futures for alternative transportation fuels and the transition pathways to those futures. He develops simulation models to envision alternative fuels production and distribution systems, as well as to evaluate their cost, economic viability, and environmental impacts.
Biofuels policies in...
- Founder and CEO, Mrs. Green's World
Gina Murphy-Darling, the creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World, has been a leading voice for living more sustainably, as she educates and inspires thousands of listeners around the globe.
Mrs. Green's World is an internet-based environmental education platform, featuring radio podcasts that spotlight high-profile guests on the forefront...
- Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong and Visiting Scholar, ASU’s School of Sustainability
Shi Han is an industrial ecologist who examines the application of eco-industrial development and the circular economy and their implications for resource efficiency and climate change in China. He consults for the UN, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, European Commission, AusAID, and multinational companies. He’s the founding director...
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