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Dr. Knox-Hayes mun halda fyrirlestur kl. 12 til 13 fimmtudaginn 11. des. í Háskóla Íslands

 
 
 
 
 

Fulbright Commission in Iceland, University of Iceland Faculty of Political Science, Institute of Public Administration and Politics and Institute of International Affairs - University of Iceland present Dr. Janelle Knox- Hayes lecture:

Value in Space and Time: Constructing and Governing Sustainability

Dr. Janelle Knox-Hayes is a visiting Fulbright scholar for the fall 2014 semester from  Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been teaching courses on sustainability and comparative environmental policy at the Political Science Department of the University of Iceland,  as well as doing her own research. 

Dr. Knox-Hayes will present the work she has been doing and discuss her time in Iceland during an open meeting on Thursday 11 December at 12.00-13.00 at the University of Iceland- Oddi, room 101. Everyone is welcome.

Janelle holds a PhD in economic geography from Oxford University and a BA in environmental sciences and international relations from the University of Colorado. She has been an assistant professor at Georgia Tech School of Public Policy since 2009, where she specializes in public policy analysis. 

 

About Dr. Knox-Hayes´ lecture:

Sustainability is an effort to balance economic growth, environmental preservation and social equity. An increasingly prevalent feature of efforts to create sustainable Market governance suggests that natural resources are best managed through the pricing and trading of positive and negative externalities. If successful, markets will not only be used to govern the greenhouse gases that generate climate change, but they will also introduce an era of environmental finance. Because markets generate financial value that is divorced from the present materiality of environmental resources, they have the potential to create tremendous distortions and to devalue and destabilize natural environmental systems. Dr. Knox-Hayes will highlight the problems of market governance for sustainability, including the mismatch between the scale of financial productivity markets achieve and the material impacts they generate for natural resources. Consequently, sustainability might be conceptualized as a process of connecting people with each other and with nature in the context of the present, past and future. Achieving sustainability requires an understanding of the range of values various communities hold and the ways these values anchor them to particular places across time.


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