- 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...
- Chairman of the board and former CEO, Stonyfield Farm
In 1983, Gary Hirshberg and his business partner set out with seven cows at their organic farming school to prove that sustainability can be highly profitable. Thirty years later, his company, Stonyfield Farm, at $350M in annual sales, is the world's largest organic yogurt company, supporting thousands of family...
- Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Manchester Business School (UK)
Whittington is the author of over 100 publications related to economic and public-policy issues of water-resources management in developing countries. He has been a member of the World Bank’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Nile River, the Ganges Basin Strategic Assessment Team, the Technical Committee of the...
- Science Historian and Author
- Professor, University of California, San Diego Department of History
- Adjunct Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Naomi Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. For the past decade, she has primarily been interested in the problem of human-caused climate change. She has won numerous prizes, including the 2011 Climate Change Communicator...
Sir Crispin Tickell
- Advisory Council Member, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
When we know something of our past, we think we know the present. Some may see the future as a continuation of past and present, but according to Sir Crispin Tickell, this outlook is ineffective. In this visionary talk, Sir Crispin will urge us to confront the issues of our...
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(reception to follow)
- Director General, The Centre for Science and Environment
- Director, The Society for Environmental Communications
- Publisher, Down to Earth magazine
In this age of extreme weather events and crippling water shortages it is time for the birth of a new environmentalism. Climate change is making the world populations, particularly the poor, more vulnerable. Globally, we are failing to reduce emissions at the scale and pace needed. Countries like India are...
- Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
- Former Mayor
- Bogotá, Colombia
An accomplished public official and "new urbanist," Enrique Peñalosa developed a model for urban improvement based on the equal rights of all people to transportation, education, and public spaces. While mayor of Bogotá, his sustainability initiatives gave priority to children and public spaces, building hundreds of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian...
700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
Please arrive early, as reservations do not guarantee a seat.
Sander van der Leeuw
- Dean, School of Sustainability
- 2012 United Nations Champion of the Earth
Humans have so deeply impacted our world that the study of the evolution of societies cannot be separated from the study of environmental change. In this talk, van der Leeuw will outline the three phases of human innovation in the processing of matter, energy, and information and the ever-greater environmental...
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