EVENTS

The Centre for the Understanding for Sustainable Prosperity regularly invites guest speakers from various fields of expertise feeding into the work of CUSP. A list of future and past events can be accessed below. For video recordings, please see our Youtube Channel. Audio files are available through our Mixcloud channel. Photography from events can be found in our gallery.
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EVENTS
System Dynamics Modelling | Workshop, 24 Jan 2019
Cambridge, 24 Jan 2019

On 24th January, CUSP and the GSI are hosting a workshop on systems dynamics. This will include a presentation by Prof. Jørgen Randers on his new Earth4 global model. The workshop will explore challenges in global and regional systems dynamic modelling of economic, social and environmental systems and in particular we will be looking at some of the challenges encountered in building Earth4.

London, Nov 2018—Jan 2019

In our research we have been listening to young people around the world talk about their everyday lives, including what they like about where they live and what they might like to change. Following our opening on 7 November 2018 as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the exhibition is on show until the end of January.

Could energetic constraints be slowing economic growth? | Seminar w Paul Brockway, 7 Feb 2019
Guildford, 7 Feb 2019

Access to cheap and widely available fossil fuels powered global economic growth for over 250 years. However, the last decade has seen a slowdown in the global economy – and people (governments, economists) are looking for answers. Labour productivity is seen as a prime candidate. But are we looking in the wrong place?

“The Paradox of Social Impact Measurement | Seminar w Pablo Munoz, 27 Feb 2019
London, 27 Feb 2019

Regardless of the established limitations of rendering social phenomenon reliably knowable through measurement, the institutional excitement surrounding social impact is considered to rest upon the capacity to measure and assess its progress. To better understand how social impact can be reliably known, Pablo Munoz and his colleagues study how actors in a pre-rationalized industry understand social impact, and deal with the arrival of measures for social impact.

Glasgow, 1 Mar 2019

Though the creative economy remains a powerful idea in policy circles, concerns about inequality, worker exploitation and the promotion of over-consumption have begun to grow. This one-day workshop looks at some of these concerns, but also at the potential for arts and culture to help us think through these issues and re-frame a more sustainable and human creative economy.

Risk and Uncertainty in the Anthropocene
London, 26 June 2019

This conference aims to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective the role of risk and uncertainty in the Anthropocene. It invites papers that explore the specific logics, strategies, forms of knowledge and technologies that different actors are, or should be, using to approach risk and uncertainty.

PAST EVENTS

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Please note that any views and opinions expressed in the seminars are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of CUSP, its partner institutions or the ESRC.