Monday, January 26, 2015
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SUNY-ESF to Host SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines
On Feb. 13, ESF will hold a Conversation in the Disciplines event titled "Depolarizing the Environment: Thinking Broadly About Science, Policy and Politics." Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on how the science of the environment can be better engaged with the political and social realms we inhabit, and how to foster a culture of intellectual openness at the difficult interface of environment, politics, culture and science. READ MORE
Workshop Offers Scenarios for Sustainable Development
Spring sessions feature Dr. Barbara Heinzen, geographer
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will offer a short course in March on the use of strategic scenarios to illustrate and communicate possible and plausible futures integrating quantitative and qualitative methods.
Scenarios integrate and synthesize information about socio-political and biophysical trends and limitations to help characterize alternative futures. They are used for decision support in a variety of environmental contexts, perhaps most notably as part of the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Scenarios are designed to reveal possible strategies for sustaining system integrity, advancing sustainable development toward social and ecological flourishing and avoiding foreseeable system impoverishment or disintegration. Building meaningful and user-friendly scenarios requires skills of interdisciplinary systems analysis, creative and plausible narrative communication, cross-cultural collaboration and practical policy knowledge and experience. It is an intensely collaborative project.
This one credit seminar will have a brief introductory session Friday, March 5, and five sessions during the week of March 8. The seminar will be taught by Dr. Barbara Heinzen, with Dr. Jack Manno and Susana Del Granado of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Dr. Heinzen has a Ph.D. in geography from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of London and has been working as a consultant - for government, corporations, civil society, and non-governmental organizations - designing and planning scenarios for more than 20 years.
For further information about the seminar, contact Dr. Jack Manno at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210