Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures: Annual Symposium 2019

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*Please note that the event is open to The University of Sheffield students and staff only.*

The Symposium will showcase multidisciplinary sustainability research across every faculty. This will give researchers across the University of Sheffield the chance to network with Grantham Scholars and supervisors. Academics, researchers, research-related staff and postgraduate students are all welcome. Registration desk will be open from 8.30am until 9.00am.

'Sustainable Development Goals' are the theme of the Symposium. This year we are excited to announce our panel discussion “From policy to protest: activism strategies for a sustainable future”. Our panellist include former Green Party leader and House of Lord member Natalie Bennett, Extinction Rebellion member Professor Colin Davis and Professor Michael Jacobs from the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

Natalie Bennett led the Green Party of England and Wales from 2012-2016. She continues to work full time on politics. Her work particularly focuses on the North and the Midlands, with lots of her time taken up with supporting the anti-fracking movement. She has also been an active policy worker, on issues ranging from supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals to ending all unnecessary single-use plastics. Natalie was appointed to the House of Lords, joining Jenny Jones to become the second Green peer, in September 2019. She is also a member of the board of the European Green Foundation, through which she has regular contacts with Green parties across Europe.

Colin Davis is Professor in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol and a member of the Extinction Rebellion. His area of research is ‘Modelling the Mind’. His research attempts to better understand the mechanisms and codes underlying human perception. He is particularly interested in reading, but has also conducted research on speech perception and production, memory and social awareness.

Michael Jacobs was appointed as professorial research fellow at SPERI in 2018. An environmental economist by background, his research now focuses on wider paradigm shifts in economic thought and policy, and the philosophical bases of economics and political economy. Michael’s previous roles include being the head of think tank Fabian Society from 1997-2003 and special adviser to the Prime Minister (2007-10) with responsibility for energy, environmental and climate change policy. He also worked as an adviser on international climate change strategy for the UN, national governments, NGOs and philanthropic foundations in the run up to the Paris climate conference.

We are excited to confirm that our speakers also include:
Rachael Rothman - Chemical and Biological Engineering
Maria Wang – Animal and Plant Sciences
Thorunn Helgason - Biology, University of York
Florentine Weber - Geography
Sam Caton -
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
George Coiley - Politics
Xavier Mamo - EDF Energy
Rob Hardie - Geography

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