Our world faces unprecedented threats, including climate change, mass species extinctions, economic and racial inequality, resource depletion, and overpopulation. These will lead to vast changes in virtually every aspect of the modern world—including manufacturing, transport, agriculture, politics, and finance.
Are colleges and universities preparing young people for this brave new world? And, if not, what are some innovative ways that higher educational and community institutions can support young people to become more successful active change agents, helping society adapt and evolve within a rapidly shifting environment?
Please join us for an engaging dialogue to explore these and related questions.
Tony Cortese, Principal, Intentional Endowments Network and former Dean of Environmental Programs, Tufts University
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute and former instructor, New College
Amirah Mitchell, Agroecology consultant and educator
William Throop, Former Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Green Mountain College