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Ecosystems and the Biosphere as Complex Adaptive Systems: Scaling, Collective Phenomena, and Governance

Thursday, October 28, 2021
4:30 p.m. Arizona Time

Simon A. Levin

  • James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Sustainability of the biosphere is the ultimate global challenge. Ecological and economic systems are alike in that individual agents compete for limited resources, evolve their behaviors in response to interactions with others, and form exploitative as well as cooperative interactions as a result. In these complex adaptive systems, macroscopic properties...

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Climate Tech: PIT or Pitfall?

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Two crucial conclusions can be reached from the recent IPCC Climate Change 2021 report:

1) Climate technologies will be crucially important in ongoing efforts to moderate climate change; and 2) Climate technologies will not be sufficient in such efforts. Our discussion explores both climate technologies and their potential contributions to...

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Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Comparing Outcomes at ASU and the University of Florida

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. AZ Time

Christopher McCarty

  • Professor of Anthropology, Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida

Christopher McCarty specializes in social network research as both a scholar and a leader. He is widely recognized for applying social-network theory to understanding collaboration patterns and designing interventions to spark collaboration across disciplinary silos.

For the past 20 years, interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration has grown in higher...

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Tools of Negotiation

Thursday, November 4, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. Arizona time

Negotiations are how many people secure higher-paying positions, new titles, and strong benefits. But how do you go about negotiating? Join us for a conversation about the ins and outs of negotiating.

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How Veterans' Skill Sets Advance the Culture of Innovation

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MST

Join us at this virtual "Salute to Service" event, celebrating ASU students, staff, and alumni who have served in the military.

Join ASU LightWorks® and their esteemed panel of military veterans for a discussion moderated by prior service US Marine and Business Development Manager for The Innovation Accelerator @ ASU LightWorks®,...

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Perspectives on Sustainability From Around the World

Friday, November 19, 2021
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. AZ Time

Mary Jane Parmentier

  • Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures

Between 2013 and 2018, more than 150 ASU students studied abroad in Europe, North Africa, and Latin America with faculty director Mary Jane Parmentier, exploring the complexity of sustainability and sustainable development in diverse social, political, and cultural contexts.

As a learning community abroad, much has been learned about the differing...

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Reimagining the Judiciary: Women's Representation on High Courts Worldwide

Friday, December 3, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. AZ Time
12:00 - 1 p.m. EST

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon

  • Associate Dean & Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M

Valerie J. Hoekstra

  • Associate Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, ASU

Alice J. Kang

  • Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, U Nebraska-Lincoln

Miki Caul Kittilson

  • Associate Dean, College of Global Futures, ASU

Join four renowned political scientists for the launch of their book, Reimagining the Judiciary. This work examines the factors that facilitate the inclusion of women on high courts, while recognizing that many courts have a long way to go before reaching gender parity.

The authors built the first...

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