Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan
You have to start somewhere. Unfortunately, there is a loud minority who believes that freedom comes without responsibility. They are the reason we have to have [plastic] bans.
Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics at Northeastern University and the editor in chief of Sustainability and Climate Change. She has published three economics textbooks with a sustainability focus and is the author of SDG8 – Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All. Dr. Venkatesan is also the founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Practices, a non-profit that has successfully campaigned for commercial single-use plastic water bottle bans among towns in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. She earned her doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Vanderbilt University.
Inspired by a recent essay series entitled The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want, Madhavi, along with Dr. Tracey Osborne and Dr. Stephen Sterling, will reflect on the shifts in educational policy and practice necessary to create a sustainable future.
“Making Economic Education Relevant:
Economics of Sustainability”
- Dr. Michael J. SorrellTuesday, Oct. 12, 10:00 a.m. ETPresident, Paul Quinn College
- Dina Gilio-WhitakerTuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00 p.m. ETLecturer, American Indian Studies, California State University at San Marcos
- Zamzam IbrahimWednesday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a.m. ETVice President, The European Students' Union (ESU)
- Chloe MaxminWednesday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a.m. ETMaine State Senator
- Daphne FriasWednesday, Oct. 13, 10:00 a.m. ETYouth Organizer
- Dr. Ian Haney LópezWednesday, Oct. 13, 4:00 p.m. ETChief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley
- Heather McGheeThursday, Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m. ETAuthor
- Dr. Tracey OsborneThursday, Oct. 14, 4:15 p.m. ETDirector, UC Center for Climate Justice Associate Professor and UC Presidential Endowed Chair, Management of Complex Systems, UC Merced
- Dr. Stephen SterlingThursday, Oct. 14, 4:15 p.m. ETEmeritus Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University