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What it Takes for Emerging Sustainability Leaders to Inform Policy

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Join us with author Stepen Posner from Developing Change Agents for a practical conversation on what it takes for emerging sustainability leaders to inform policy. All participants will receive a copy of the chapter to read before the meeting. We encourage you to come with questions!

Stephen Posner, Director of Policy Outreach with the University of Vermont, Gund Institute of Environment. Previously, Stephen was Assistant Director of Policy Engagement with COMPASS.

Cultivating the next generation of sustainability leaders who can create dynamic relationships between science and policy is essential for responding to complex sustainability challenges. Effectively spanning boundaries between science and policy can enhance the relevance of research to address societal challenges, foster opportunities for the use of scientific evidence in decisions that have implications for sustainability, and empower leaders to advance needed change in social-ecological systems. But it’s not always clear to graduate students how they can work across professional, cultural, and institutional boundaries at the science-policy interface, or what’s to be gained by transcending such boundaries. Stephen Posner weaves together diverse perspectives from the theory of science communication and boundary spanning, along with insights from decades of practice at the leading edge of training scientists to engage with policy and communicate their research in compelling ways to the audiences that matter most.

After you RSVP, you will be sent a link to connect to the event virtually via Zoom.

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