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Sustainability Dialogue Day


Start Time:   4/12/2013 9:00 AM

End Time:   4/12/2013 2:00 PM

Location:   SC 140-144

Dr. Pam Sturner, executive director of the Leopold Leadership Program at Stanford University will be the  keynote speaker of the Dialogue Day.  Scientific research provides knowledge that is needed for innovations and breakthroughs for sustainability. The Leopold Leadership Program provides outstanding academic researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for translating their knowledge to action and for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. It seeks to prepare Fellows to:• Engage in learning new skills and approaches for working collaboratively with partners to communicate and integrate science into practice, making a strong, positive impact on decision-making;• Model effective practices and engage students and colleagues in the use of new practices and knowledge gained from their Leopold Leadership training; and• Grow the Leopold Leadership Network and contribute to its collective knowledge-building, development of best practices, and sustainability. Pam’s interest in communication for public engagement began with a two-year stay in France, where she was inspired by the vigorous public conversations she heard there. On returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent five years as a newspaper reporter and editor covering local government, schools, and a range of environmental and resource issues. She later became the executive officer of the San Francisquito Watershed Council, a diverse nonprofit stakeholder group that engages and educates the community about watershed science for sound resource planning. As the executive director of the Leopold Leadership Program, she seeks ways to support Fellows undertaking outreach initiatives in a changing media and policy landscape. Pam also volunteers as a community mediator with the Palo Alto Mediation Program. She graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in English literature and environmental history.







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