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Feb 24 • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Collaboration for Community and Climate Resilience
Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Associate Director Jennie Stephens will present: “Collaboration for Community and Climate Resilience,” during a "Harmony from Diversity" session at "The Bridge" conference on Saturday, February 24.
"The Bridge" takes place from February 22-27, 2018 in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India.
Jennie C. Stephens is the Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and the Associate Director of Strategic Research Collaborations at Northeastern’s GRI. Her research, teaching, and community engagement focus on social and political aspects of the renewable energy transition, energy democracy, reducing fossil fuel reliance, gender diversity, and strengthening societal resilience by integrating social justice with climate and energy policy. Professor Stephens was a 2015-2016 Leopold Leadership fellow, and her book “Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles” (Cambridge, 2015) explores social and cultural debates about energy system change (co-authored with Wilson & Peterson). Before joining Northeastern University, she was on the faculty at the University of Vermont (2014-2016) and Clark University (2005-2014). She earned her PhD and MS at Caltech in Environmental Science & Engineering and her BA at Harvard in Environmental Science & Public Policy.
Jennie says: "I am honoured to be invited to the 50th anniversary, and I look forward to learning more about both the social and technological innovations in Auroville. I am particularly interested in energy use, the grid system, and the potential for renewable energy. I am also interested in how Auroville is striving toward climate resilience."
For event information, visit: http://www.outreachmedia.auroville.org/auroville-celebrates-its-golden-jubilee/