Research into Pandemics, the Environment, and Sustainable Resilience Best Practices at George Mason University [5.13.20]

Guests:

  • Guest 1: Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, University Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Scientific Director, Institute for a Sustainable Earth, George Mason University; and Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
  • Guest 2: Dr. Lisa M. Gring-Pemble, Associate Professor of Business and Co-Executive Director, Business for a Better World Center and Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Honey Bee Initiative, School of Business, George Mason University
  • Guest 3: Dr. Karina Korostelina, Professor, Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Psychology; Director, Program on History, Memory, and Conflict; and Co-Director, Program for the Prevention of Mass Violence, George Mason University
  • Guest 4: Dr. Brenda Bannan, Associate Professor, Instructional Technology, College of Education and Human Development; and Co-Director, Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP), George Mason University
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Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, University Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Scientific Director, Institute for a Sustainable Earth, George Mason University; and Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation, Theme: “How Human-built Systems Bring About Pandemics and Ways to Reduce Risks”
  • Show ‘2’: Dr. Lisa M. Gring-Pemble, Associate Professor of Business and Co-Executive Director, Business for a Better World Center and Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Honey Bee Initiative, School of Business, George Mason University, Theme: “George Mason’s Business for a Better World Center and the Honey Bee Initiative”
  • Show ‘3’: Dr. Karina Korostelina, Professor, Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Psychology; Director, Program on History, Memory, and Conflict; and Co-Director, Program for the Prevention of Mass Violence, George Mason University”, Theme: “Community Resilience in Underprivileged Communities”
  • Show ‘4’: Dr. Brenda Bannan, Associate Professor, Instructional Technology, College of Education and Human Development; and Co-Director, Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP), George Mason University; Theme: “Toward Resilient Human-Machine Partnerships for First Responder Preparedness”

Program Overview:

Dr. Thomas J. Lovejoy, Show ‘1’…

George Mason University Institute for a Sustainable Earth: Putting research and scholarship into action to support a just, prosperous, and sustainable world. Its mission is to connect members of the Mason community with others across the Mason community–and with other communities, policy-makers, businesses and organizations–so that, together, we can more effectively address the world’s pressing sustainability and resilience challenges.

The world is at a turning point—we either develop vastly more sustainable ways for people and other living things to prosper on Earth, or we risk truly catastrophic consequences. The ISE community conducts integrative research in the natural sciences, social sciences, computational and data sciences, engineering, and humanities, bridging disciplinary gaps to realize innovative advances in an era of rapid global change. Considerations about ultimate end use are central to the development of our research and scholarship agenda. Our faculty, staff, and students work with academic, governmental, community, NGO, and corporate entities to realize trans-disciplinary that mitigate risks, reduce inequities, support climate change adaptation, and promote a free, just, and prosperous society.

Dr. Lisa M. Gring-Pemble, Show ‘2’…

Lisa M. Gring-Pemble is an associate professor in the School of Business at George Mason University. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Olaf College, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of Maryland. Since joining George Mason University in 2000, she has pursued teaching and research around three main areas: 1) global impact and engagement, 2) argumentation and persuasion, and 3) political communication and public policy. She is author of Grim Fairy Tales: The Rhetorical Construction of American Welfare Policy and a co-editor of Readings on Political Communication. Her work has appeared in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Political Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and Communication Quarterly.

Gring-Pemble delights in teaching undergraduates and is a 2005 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award recipient and 2017 OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award recipient. As the Director of Global Impact and Engagement, Gring-Pemble supports university-wide initiatives that engage students of all majors in social innovation and entrepreneurship. She also serves as George Mason University’s Ashoka Change Leader and the advisor to the George Mason University Honey Bee Initiative, which she co-founded.

Dr. Karina Korostelina, Show ‘3’…

Established as the first of its kind in 1983, the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution (former School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)) has been responsible for creating many of the curricula, key texts, and trained faculty in what is now an expanded field of research and practice. S-CAR stands alone as the top ranked program because of its faculty and academic programs in this transdisciplinary field of scholarship. Today, only Carter School offers a full complement of academic degrees in Conflict Resolution: Bachelor of Arts and Science (Fairfax and Incheon, South Korea), Master of Science (offered in Arlington and on-line), Doctor of Philosophy, five professional development Graduate Certificates, and a dual-degree partnership (with the University of Malta) as well as Mason Social Work program, making it the largest and most expansive in both scope and student population.

Among its unique resources Carter School has four research and practice centers—the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution, the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution, the Center for Gender and Violence, and the Center for Peacemaking Practice— as well the Program on Preventing Mass Violence, Program on History, Memory, and Conflict, and Genocide Prevention Program. The newly established Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation is developing new research and practice relating to locally led reconciliation practice with a specific focus on insider reconcilers and on how faith and indigenous narratives can mitigate conflicts and heal community relationships. Faculty do their work all over the world, from Liberia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Malta, Ukraine, Turkey, Colombia, Japan, South Korea and throughout the Middle East and the Caucuses. More recent experience includes development of programs at UN University of Peace in Costa Rica, Sabanci University in Turkey, Waseda University in Japan, Yerevan State in Armenia, Khazarin University in Ukraine, National Taurida University in Ukraine, Tbilisi State in Georgia, Tajik State University, Unives Khazar University, and Bilkent University.

Dr. Brenda Bannan, Show ‘4’…

Dr. Brenda Bannan is an Associate Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies and the Learning Technology Design Research Doctoral Program in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Bannan’s current work centers on leveraging emerging technologies, learning science, user experience design, design research and human-machine partnerships to inform both the human system and the smart technology system. This reciprocal cycle positions computational systems as intelligent observers with insights from AI-infused and processed sensor-based data typically from Internet of Things (IoT) devices that generate behavioral analytics to inform the human system which then can adapt to take action to promote learning across both systems and multiple workforce learning contexts.

Dr. Bannan also co-leads the Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnerships (CAHMP) at GMU that supports transdisciplinary research related to complex human-machine partnerships with automated, artificial intelligence with autonomy striving toward integration of this technology with human systems in the most appropriate, ethical and trusting ways. Her research with an interdisciplinary team has most recently been applied to workforce learning contexts including first responder team-based live simulation training complemented with artificial intelligence instructional support systems as well as supports her current work conceptualizing support for persons with disabilities in leveraging smart building and wearable technology systems for optimal decision making in emergency situations. Dr. Bannan is Co-Lead of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Global City Teams Challenge Public Safety SuperCluster and the author of numerous academic journal articles and book chapters in the learning sciences and instructional design field. She is a National Science Foundation CAREER program awardee and has been invited as a keynote speaker for multiple international and national organization events including The U.S. Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National League of Cities (NLC), among others.



Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

 

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