A panel discussion with Brannon Andersen, Jacob Park, Pamela Waldron-Moore on teaching, learning, and a just transition. Moderated by Bart Everson.
Brannon Andersen came to Furman University in 1994 after completing his Ph.D. at Syracuse University, where he also was a senior geochemist studying leachate mitigation as part of the closure of the Freshkills Landfill on Staten Island, NY. He is trained in geology but has morphed into an environmental scientist with a focus on biogeochemistry and sustainability science. Dr. Andersen has co-authored over 110 abstracts with undergraduate students for regional and national professional meetings, he has published over 28 journal articles and book chapters, and has been awarded over $2 million in external grants.
Jacob Park is Associate Professor in Castleton University’s College of Business who specializes in the social and environmental dimensions of innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business, with special focus/expertise in emerging and developing economies in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Caribbean islands regions. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and has served as the Coordinating Lead Author of the UN's GEO-6 Report, Lead Author for the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment initiative, and as an Expert Reviewer for a number of reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Pamela Waldron-Moore is Professor of Political Science at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she has taught since 1998. She holds a Ph.D. in political science with specialization in comparative politics and international relations. Her teaching and research expertise lies in exploration of themes related to the political economy of development, industrialized democracies; international political economy, international law and politics, gender inequality, climate justice, knowledge economics, democratization, global citizenship and African feminisms.
Bart Everson is a media artist and creative generalist at Xavier University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development. His recent work draws on integrative learning, activism, critical perspectives on technology, and Earth-based spiritual paths.
Links for this episode
- "How can we pay for it all? Understanding the global challenge of financing climate change and sustainable development solutions" (2021) Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
- "Theorizing and learning from Kenya’s evolving solar energy enterprise development" (2021) Energy Research & Social Science
- The Battle for Thacker Pass (example of the consequences and controversy of lithium mining)
- Berlin Votes on Whether to Expropriate Corporate Landlords (people rising up against corporate interests)
- "Scientists’ warning on affluence" by Thomas Wiedmann, Manfred Lenzen, Lorenz T. Keyßer & Julia K. Steinberger
- "Degrowth: a theory of radical abundance" by Jason Hickel
- "Why achieving the Paris Agreement requires reduced overall consumption and production" by Eva Alfredsson, Magnus Bengtsson, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Cindy Isenhour, Sylvia Lorek, Dimitris Stevis & Philip Vergragt
- "Surge in global metal mining threatens vulnerable ecosystems" by Sebastian Luckeneder, Stefan Giljum, Anke Schaffartzik, Victor Maus, Michael Tost
- Resources from IUCN/World Conservation Union Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy
Transcript coming soon!