Notable Figures shaping the field

Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy

People whose work advances the frontier of knowledge in our field and whose contributions (and character) you should know something about.

Working under such a tight schedule with close to no time for outside reading, in order to get a feel for what is happening at and indeed shaping the leading edge of understanding and development in our chosen field of study, we have to divide this important part of the seminar into convenient parts and tasks.  to this end I have asked each of you to spend a bit of time in getting to know something about the character and contributions of at least one assigned person on this list, and then in the class and later in writing provide us with a brief introduction to them, to their work . . . and to the extent that your research permits to their character. (Admittedly that being no easy job…

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Sustainability concepts and key terms you will do well to become familiar with

Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy

magnifying glassIt is obviously impossible in three short days, even of eight hard hours each, that the members of our seminar can become familiar with the long list of concepts which follow (and which of course do not even starts to empty out the full vocabulary which is necessary to master in order to move from observer to actor on the sustainable development scene).  However the list gives us a good starting point and during the course of the lectures and discussions every effort was made to introduce and discuss a number of these terms.

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Monday, 16 March. Quick Weekly Update and Checklist

Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy

OUTSTANDING TASKS:

  1. Complete four short assignments — Profile, Footprint, Notable Figures, Key Terms.
  2. Check to see if you are up to date: Top menu, ASSIGNMENTS, Completed Assignments To Date, Your Name
  3. Feedback: Make an effort to follow the work of the others via (a) Sign in to our site for automatic updates; (b) Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SDED.dialogues; (c) LinkedIn at http://goo.gl/psv6Ad
  4. Complete and submit final report/essay.

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Our Collaborative Book Project — and Why This Year We Want to Write Essays and Not the Usual “Term Papers”

Latest from graduate Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy Master Class in Paris.

Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy

– Professor Eric Britton, Lyon, 15 March 2015

Our Book: “ISG 2015 Reflects on Sustainable Development, Economy & Democracy”

We have agreed on a plan of privately publishing our final written submittals for this year’s seminar in the form of a volume containing each individual contribution, together with an introduction by your professor.  The provisional working title will be “The ISG IMBA Class of 2015 Reflects on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy”. (We will surely be able to do better than that working title upon reflection, but this at least gives us a start.)

ISG 2015 group photo 1 - ladies

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