"Realizing Sustainable Futures"

An East-West Systems Dialogue

23-30 July 2016

Days to Go

Realizing Sustainable Futures in Socio-Ecological Systems

Leadership for Sustainability of

Socio-Ecological Systems


Hosted by the Environmental Studies Program and School of Environment and Sustainability

Hosted by the School of Biotechnology

Themes USA

Themes INDIA


Frameworks for Systemic Sustainability: “When are Complex Systems Sustainable?”

  • The Challenge of System(s) Sustainability 

  • Towards Holistic System(s) Theory

  • Realizing Sustainable Futures


Global Science and Ecosystem Assessments: “From Problem to Solution Orientation.”

  • Coupling Human and Natural System(s) Research

  • From Crisis to Synergy (Anticipatory, Exploratory and Participatory Methods)


Cultural, Ethical, and Economic Wisdom: “Reuniting Nature and Humanity”

  • Making Sense in Economics, Ethics, and Policy

  • Multi-Cultural Wisdom

  • Inter-Faith Perspectives on Global Sustainability

  • The Edges of Science


Engineering and Systemic Synthesis: “Creating Sustainable Systems”

  • Engineering Sustainable Systems and Technology

  • Prospects for Scientific Systemic Synthesis


Education, Communication, and Capacity: “Making it Whole”

  • Systems Literacy Education and Outreach

  • The Whole Person in a Whole society

Food, Energy, and Water Systems: Engineering for Sustainability

  • Renewable and sustainable energy

  • Sustainable and healthy food systems/Engineering systems for sustainability


Economics, Business, and Green Technologies


  • Circular economic models for business, societies, entrepreneurs and communities

  • Green technologies- agriculture and livestock/Use of sensors for sustainability


Habitats and Ecosystem Sustainability


  • Habitat resilience (rural, urban, forest and natural ecosystems)

  • Valedictory session

Call for Abstracts

CLOSES 4th July 2016

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Call for Abstracts

CLOSES 4th July 2016

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