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SDGs and PEOPLES in a Region: Strategic OUTSTEPS for Students into a Career of Matching Interests and Expertise
March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Since the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been used to form collaborations between various stakeholders, rightsholders, and industries with multiple levels of government. Ranging from international, national, state, and local to even neighborhood and family-scale, the main challenges lie in forming multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural partnerships with individuals giving their best to collaborate across disciplinary, cultural, and administrative borders. A crucial step in creating these collaborations is the education and integration of the next generation of students that have to carefully navigate the stormy waters of past historical realities, current limitations, and future looming crises. The speaker will share strategies for students to analyze and prepare themselves for careers in a field that bridges industry, administration, and government. To successfully link, integrate and develop future collaborations linking PEOPLES’ interests and expertise requires one to step out of conventional procedures. The speaker led the development of the OUTSTEPS.org network in creating a regional network of expertise and knowledge to work on sustainability and community resilience and will describe how students can create their future careers in this field of work.
Presenter: Chris Renschler, Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, Fulbright Scholar and Director of OUTSTEPS.org
Meeting ID: 996 2018 7530