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    SYMPOSIUM: Sustainability

      When Feb 07, 2013 05:30 PM to
      Feb 08, 2013 03:45 PM
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      The University of North Carolina will host a symposium on “Water and Energy in the Crosshairs: Collisions and Synergies.”

      Summary: This third in a four-part series on global sustainability brings together local and global experts to explore key issues related to water and energy in an inter-disciplinary and community gathering. The symposium brings together a diverse audience comprised of faculty, students, business and civic leaders, and citizens of the tri-county region near UNC, with the goal of increasing understanding of issues important to human and ecological peace, health, and well-being. Beyond education, the symposium aims to present possible solutions with examples of best practices, to stimulate a productive discussion, and to enrich the network of those interested and informed about issues like climate change and water.

      Online registration ends January 31st. The events are free and open to the public.


      February 6, 2013

      Screening of the new documentary about the future of energy, Switch
      The Varsity Theater, 123 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
      6:30 pm

      February 7, 2013

      Keynote address by Christian Parenti, author of Tropics of Chaos: Climate Change and the Geography of Violence, on the effects of the loss of biodiversity
      Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
      5:30 pm

      February 8, 2013

      Panel presentations on water-energy production and consumption
      Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
      8:30 - 11:15 am

      Discussion: Learning from Germany’s renewable energy policy
      Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill

      1:00 - 2:15 pm

      Closing Keynote: "Beyond Sustainability" by Ted Howes, former director of Consumer Products and Innovation at Business for Social Responsibility
      Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
      2:30 - 3:45 pm

      For more information for scheduling and registration, click here.

      Conveners: Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Center for International Business Education and Research and UNC’s Center for European StudiesCenter for Slavic, Eurasian & East European StudiesAfrican Studies Center and Institute for the Environment supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union.