Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals at Georgia Tech

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday September 10, 2020
      11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Location: VIRTUAL
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  • URL: BlueJeans Link
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  • Fee(s):
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: This virtual event will introduce the campus community to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, discuss their global importance and relevance to Tech, and demonstrate how the Institute can lead the region in implementing and advancing them.

Full Summary: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals at Georgia Tech:
Launching a Framework for Organizational Transformation to Unite Sustainability Efforts Across Research, Teaching, Operations, and Partnerships, featuring President Cabrera This event will introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to the campus and begin to develop an understanding of the role that Georgia Tech can play — as a place-based, globally connected anchor institution — in advancing these global goals and showcasing them on the local and regional level. The panelists will discuss how the SDGs can be a useful framework for large organizations such as Georgia Tech to catalyze action and positive change that advances the public good. Introductory Keynote Remarks: President Ángel Cabrera Roundtable: Moderator Anna Stenport, Professor of Global Studies, Chair of the School of Modern Languages, and co-Director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech Panelists

  • John McArthur, The Brookings Institution
  • Wendy Purcell, Research Scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and President Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Emerita, Plymouth University, UK
  • Sarah Lee KjellbergHead of U.S. iShares Sustainable ETFs at BlackRock
  • Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College; co-founder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance; and steering committee member, RCE Greater Atlanta
  • Isabella Stubbsenvironmental engineering undergraduate student, Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-lead, RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network 
Q&A: Participants may submit questions to panelists in the live chat. Concluding Remarks and Call To Action: Joyelle Harris, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Engineering for Social Innovation Center and Associate Director, CREATE-X LEARN.   Participate in the live event Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals at Georgia Tech

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals at Georgia Tech:
Launching a Framework for Organizational Transformation to Unite Sustainability Efforts Across Research, Teaching, Operations, and Partnerships, featuring President Cabrera

This event will introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to the campus and begin to develop an understanding of the role that Georgia Tech can play — as a place-based, globally connected anchor institution — in advancing these global goals and showcasing them on the local and regional level. The panelists will discuss how the SDGs can be a useful framework for large organizations such as Georgia Tech to catalyze action and positive change that advances the public good.

Introductory Keynote Remarks: President Ángel Cabrera

Roundtable:

Moderator

Anna Stenport, Professor of Global Studies, Chair of the School of Modern Languages, and co-Director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech

Panelists

  • John McArthur, The Brookings Institution
  • Wendy Purcell, Research Scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and President Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Emerita, Plymouth University, UK
  • Sarah Lee KjellbergHead of U.S. iShares Sustainable ETFs at BlackRock
  • Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College; co-founder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance; and steering committee member, RCE Greater Atlanta
  • Isabella Stubbsenvironmental engineering undergraduate student, Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-lead, RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network 

Q&A: Participants may submit questions to panelists in the live chat.

Concluding Remarks and Call To Action: Joyelle Harris, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Engineering for Social Innovation Center and Associate Director, CREATE-X LEARN.  

Participate in the live event

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals at Georgia Tech

 

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Serve-Learn-Sustain, News Room, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Modern Languages, Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), School of History and Sociology, School of Economics, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, School of Public Policy, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
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Status
  • Created By: Kristina Chatfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 17, 2020 - 3:55pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 31, 2020 - 10:33am