In this RSA Animate, renowned academic David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane? Check out this RSA animation …
A recorded webinar to the Vermont Chamber of Commerce on ecological economics by Professor Jon Erickson, Managing Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, and President of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics.
Ecological Economics Webinar from UVM CE on Vimeo.
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. So many connections to ecological economics …
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Check out this RSA animation …
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness. Check out the TED talk …
USSEE president Jon Erickson, and founding ISEE president Robert Costanza, were featured in an episode on ecological economics in this season’s Emerging Science, a production of Vermont Public Television. The full episode is available online at: http://video.vpt.org/video/1409029473/. Here’s a teaser:
MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems — those we know how to solve, but don’t. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology … yet somehow, we don’t or can’t. Why?
HEFCE-Funded TRUE Project (Teaching Resources in UG Economics)
Teaching Heterodox Economics
TRUE aims to make teaching resources – syllabi, reading lists, problem sets, assessments, etc – freely available online. The relevant pages on the Economics Network web site are in the form of a wiki. Teachers who express interest will receive a login and can edit the pages – in particular, by uploading their teaching resources, or they can simply email me the files they want uploaded.
For heterodox economists of all kinds this is a great opportunity to show what we are doing in the classroom, to influence future generations of teachers, to inform students (thus allowing them to demand something different of their teachers), and to gain feedback on our teaching resources from our colleagues. Please have a look at the heterodox economics TRUE page http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/heterodox . You can then either (a) email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a login, which will enable you to start making changes, or (b) email the files you want uploaded and I will do it willingly. You can also make comments at the bottom of each page, and you can make contributions to the 13 other wikis, on development, econometrics, environmental economics, etc – please see the list of links at http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/projects/oer.
Please note that where the course is taught does not matter – it does not have to be in the UK. Contributions must be in English, however. Material which is not yet actually taught but constitutes a suggested syllabus, etc, is fine, as long as that is made clear. Despite the title, materials relating to MSc-level courses are also welcome. I hope you will want to take advantage of this opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Andy Denis
Director of Undergraduate Studies
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
+44 (0)20 7040 0257
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The M.S. in Sustainability Management is a brand-new program that will formally train and educate sustainability practitioners for a broad range of fields. Students will learn sophisticated environmental measurement tools and cutting-edge environmental science to fully understand the systematic and organizational role of sustainability in any organization. This program is ideal for practitioners and aspiring professionals working in organizational management, regulatory compliance, facilities operations, and environmental stewardship. This program will accommodate busy schedules and have both a full-time a part-time track.
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Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Hilton Times Square Hotel
To register for the information session, please go to:
Master of Science in Sustainability Management School of Continuing Education and The Earth Institute Columbia University www.ce.columbia.edu/sustainability
Pending approval by the University Senate, the program plans to accept the first class beginning in fall 2010.
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