Call for applications: Knowledge Exchange for Resilience


Call for applications: Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

The mission of the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience is to support Maricopa County, Arizona by sharing knowledge, catalyzing discovery, and exchanging responses to challenges together, in order to build community

May 17-19: IASC 2021 Conference on Polycentric Governance

This event aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from various sectors, disciplines, and epistemological traditions to advance our understanding of how polycentric governance works in practice and share knowledge as a diverse research community.

Virtual 2-day workshop on public interest technology draws attendees from five continents

The workshop for the U.S. Agency for International Development explored synergies in the application of technology to the advancement of human well-being. More than 140 people attended across four sessions over two days.

Walker comments on disinformation and the arbiters of truth

Walker, skeptical of applying concepts such as inoculation and herd immunity to disinformation, says the epidemiological approach risks overlooking the nuances and differences between online communities.

Friday: 2nd annual SEEK national workshop

This year’s workshop will explore four themes: practical energy stewardship and the ethics of care, the science and ethics of direct climate intervention, pathways to solar: what you need to know, and cultivating community resilience during uncertain times.

Kristin Baja

Oct. 14: People-Centered Climate Action and Resilience Planning

Climate Action Planning isn’t just about collecting data and making operational changes; it’s an opportunity to put people first by addressing their needs as part of this transformative process. This webinar will highlight how focusing on racial equity and climate justice in local plan and policy development helps lay the foundation for a more equitable and resilient community.

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University Senate resolution supporting students’ right to vote

In Spring 2020, the University Senate approved Resolution 2020-74 for supporting voting removal of barriers for students. Faculty are urged to demonstrate support for students’ participation in voting by using their discretion when considering the dates of elections when planning course calendars and due dates and when considering excused absences, make-up assignments or testing on election days.

Marco Janssen

Janssen invited opinion: Managing the global commons

The Hindu, one of the main newspapers in India, has published an invited opinion piece by sustainability scientist Marco Janssen. In the piece, Janssen argues that we need to facilitate the self-governance of local commons, but provide safeguards at various levels.

COVID-19 and Democracy: Can parliaments come to the rescue?

The Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University are co-hosting an informal panel debate for International Day of Democracy. Can parliaments learn from the past six months to become stronger and more effective institutions that impose checks and balances on executive powers to better serve the people? Registrants can attend live and will also receive a recording after the event.

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July 13-27: African Commons web-conference

School of Sustainability Professor Marco Janssen is one of the co-chairs of the African Commons web-conference that is being held from July 13-27. The conference is freely available online and

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Hodge: Economy, public health in tug-of-war

The director of ASU’s Center for Public Health Law and Policy has fielded more than 500 inquiries seeking guidance on public health law and policy issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read his interview with ASU Now.

ASU Environmental Humanities Initiative is partner in Global Humanities Institute grant

The Environmental Humanities Initiative of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University is collaborating with the University of Texas Humanities Institute in a grant awarded by the Consortium of Humanities Centers