IU CIBER Hosts Inaugural Symposium on Sustainable Development
“Energy” as the theme of this year’s IU CIBER Symposium on Sustainable Development
|IU CIBER Symposium on Sustainable Development 2016 panelists present to the audience|
On April 8, the first Symposium on Sustainable Development was held to provide attendees with numerous viewpoints on the current state on sustainable development and the challenges of creating a sustainable future. For 2016, the focus was on energy and the challenges facing sustainable energy development worldwide.
The day started with an introduction from Indiana University History Professor Dr. Stephen Macekura on the history of sustainable development. The first panel of the day was on the topic “Alternative Energy Sources” and the following speakers presented their arguments:
- Dr. Azzam Alwash, Founder and CEO of Nature Iraq
- Silvia Leahu-Aluas, Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting
- Mariann Quinn, Director of Sustainable Energy at Duke Energy
- Moderator: Dr. Kenneth Richards, Professor at IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs
The second panel of the day was on the topic “Traditional Energy Sources & Sustainable Development” and the following guests shared their presentations:
- Dr. Gardner Bovingdon, Associate Professor at IU School of Global & International Studies
- Dr. Rizwan Uddin, Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign NPRE
- Dr. Hideka Yamaguchi, Researcher at the Evansville Department of Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Quality
- Moderator: Dr. Jessica Steinberg, Professor at IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs.
The day concluded with a Day-in-Summary Discussion involving all of the day’s panelists in which the questions posed in Dr. Macekura’s Introduction were revisited and questions were taken from the audience as well.
A copy of the Synopsis of the Day will be available on IU CIBER soon. Stay tuned for next year’s IU CIBER Symposium on Sustainable Development!
The 2016 Symposium was co-sponsored by the IU Center for International Business Education & Research, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center.