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Global Science Collaboration for Sustainability


Mar 07, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Columbia University, TBA

The accelerating social and ecological changes since the 1950s have brought the world to "planetary boundaries".  We need good scientific research (both natural and social sciences and humanities) to understand planetary transformation to sustainability. Future Earth is a network of 50,000 scientists working on 20 global environmental change projects collaborating with stakeholders to develop sustainability solutions. In this context, Dr. Paul Shrivastava will address the challenges of developing global collaborations and partnerships.

About Dr. Paul Shrivastava

Dr. Shrivastava recently completed his tenure as executive director of Future Earth, a major international research platform operating throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle-East, North Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. He has held distinguished professorships at both Bucknell and Concordia University, an associate professorship at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise at ICN Business School in Nancy, France. He has published 17 books and over 100 articles, including Bhopal: Anatomy of a Crisis (1989) which launched the field of organizational crisis management. He also founded the Organizations and Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest academic professional association in Management studies.


Dr. Paul Shrivastava, author, professor, and the former executive director of Future Earth