2015 Quality of Life Conference: The Future of Quality of Life
The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), along with co-host ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in the 2015 Quality of Life Conference “The Future of Quality of Life.” Join an...
Learn about the various Global Sustainability Studies opportunities that will be offered for ASU School of Sustainability students in 2016, including information on scholarships. A light lunch will be served.Read More
- Artist and Activist
- CEO/Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution Coalition
Dianna Cohen is the CEO/Co-Founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group that addresses the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. She was inspired to co-found the group by her work as an artist – because her chosen material is the ubiquitous plastic bag. In this talk,...
- Assistant Research Professor, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Dr. Scott Cloutier, his research team and ASU students will work closely with Phoenix metropolitan area residents to identify how their neighborhoods contribute to their happiness. Discussions will also include strategies to promote greater opportunities for happiness in local neighborhoods and methods to organize around these efforts. The goal is...
- New York Times-bestselling author
In Paolo Bacigalupi’s most recent science fiction novel, The Water Knife, Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind. The millions of people who rely on the Colorado River to survive are not only thirsty, but fighting for their lives. It’s a compelling story...
Dr. M. Sanjayan
- Executive V.P. and Senior Scientist
- Conservation International
Dr. M. Sanjayan is a conservation scientist, writer, and Emmy-nominated news contributor focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife, and the environment. His distinguished scientific work has been published in the journals Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. The National Geographic Society recently selected Sanjayan...
Jeffrey D. Sachs
- Director of The Earth Institute
- Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
- Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, leader in sustainable development, best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He is special adviser to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, as well as cofounder/director of the Millennium Villages...
- Professor of English and Environmental Humanities, Department of English, ASU
- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, ASU
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Communications Program Coordinator, LightWorks, ASU
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, ASU
Internationally renowned, award-winning authors like Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Ian McEwan are turning to the emerging literary genre of Climate Fiction – or Cli-Fi – to tell stories set in a climatically changed world.
The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative invites you to a Cli-Fi panel discussion on the nature...
- Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
- New York Times Columnist
In celebration of Julie Ann Wrigley’s global leadership in sustainability, we are honored to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will be speaking at ASU.
In this talk, "Sustainability as Freedom," Friedman will argue that what freedom was to our parents' generation, sustainability is to the present...
- Author, MaddAddam Trilogy
- Vice President, PEN International
- Environmental Activist
How can imagination and the creative arts combine with science to assist in developing solutions to today’s climate challenges? World-renowned author and environmental activist Margaret Atwood will kick-off the new Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative by discussing the genre of climate fiction, or CliFi, and how creative writing can help...
Dr. Vandana Shiva
- Author, Activist, Pioneer, Scientific Advisor, Mother
Trained in physics and philosophy, Dr. Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods. She co-founded Navdanya, which promotes seed saving and organic farming and has more than 70,000 farmer-members. She is the recipient of the 1993 Alternative...
- CEO and Co-Founder of New Belgium Brewing Company
Kim Jordan has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment, and community to create one of the most successful corporations in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving.
- Secretary of the Navy
Ray Mabus is the 75th US Secretary of the Navy and leads America's Navy and Marine Corps. He is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, equipping, training and mobilizing. Additionally, he oversees construction and repair of naval ships, aircraft, and facilities, and...
- Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
- Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustai
Join Mayor Greg Stanton as he welcomes Julian Agyeman to Phoenix.
Julian Agyeman is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and research interests are in the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment (whether mediated by governmental institutions or social movements) and the effects of these on...
- Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
The world is on the road toward a clean-energy system based on increasingly cost-competitive technologies. These new winners include energy efficiency, solar, wind, and flexible demand through a smart grid, integrated with geothermal, biomass, and hydro.
Join us as Amory Lovins describes how we can remove the barriers...
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