ASU launches Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory to transform the world for a better future

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The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory represents the next quantum leap in the evolution of Arizona State University as one of the world’s premier centers for studies of sustainability, Earth’s life-supporting systems and the future of life on our planet.

In rethinking traditional approaches to academic work and public engagement — often too slow to ensure needed impact — the Global Futures Laboratory aims to engage with speed and urgency to address the existential threats facing the planet and global society. To complete these goals, the lab encompasses a new College of Global Futures, a major research institute called the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, a solutions service called the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, and engagement initiatives.

The Global Futures Laboratory “gives us the ability to reach beyond any school, beyond any institute, throughout the entire university and very organically combine learning with discovery, solutions, networking and engagement in one structure,” says Peter Schlosser, Vice President of the Global Futures Laboratory.

Learn more about the lab, the new college, and ASU’s commitment to a thriving planet in the ASU Now article, “ASU launches Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory with audacious goal: Transforming the world for a better future.”