Resilience: An Operating System for the 21st Century?
A panel discussion
On social, economic, and environmental grounds, the institutions of the 20th century are failing. What does transformation look like? Join regional leaders from around the globe, including President Anote Tong, leader of the central Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, resilience ecologist C.S. Buzz Holling and moderator Peter Schoonmaker to explore how the practice of resilience can create economic opportunity, social equity and environmental well-being in the times ahead.
Join us for complimentary Hotlips pizza and beer at 6PM
Panel starts at 7PM
VIP dessert reception to follow
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is the Head of the Baltic 21 unit of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) supporting bioenergy promotion, sustainable production, balanced urban and rural development and establishing model eco-regions.
is currently Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida. He was among the first ecologists to recognize the importance of bifurcation theory (including ideas of stability, multiple stable states, strange attractors, and chaos).
President Anote Tong
is the leader of the central Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, a country that may become uninhabitable by the 2050s due to rising sea levels and salination provoked by climate change. Kiribati recently declared 150,000 square miles of its Phoenix Islands marine area a fully protected marine park.
is a Yawuru man from the Kimberley region of Northern Australia with more than 30 years of experience in indigenous development and advocacy. He led the Kimberley Land Council during the 1990s and had a national leadership role negotiating indigenous rights in Australia's common law.
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
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