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Paula J. Landis to speak about Water Management at October 7 Revolutions Institute

Registration is open for the October 28-29, 2011 Seven Revolutions Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens. This institute is sponsored by the American Democracy Project’s 7 Revolutions initiative and is being hosted by California State University, Fresno in Fresno, CA.

The Institute is open to everyone, not just campuses and individuals involved in the 7 Revolutions initiative. The goal of the Institute is to share curricular resources and tools with participants so that others can begin to incorporate the 7 Revolutions — population, resource management, technology, knowledge development, economics, conflict and security, and governance — into their efforts to teach global perspectives.

You will find information about registration fees, hotel reservations, and the downloadable registration form below. I hope to see you in Fresno!

- Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

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Paula J. Landis: “California Water: Plumbing and Politics”

Paula J. Landis

Keynote speaker, Paula J. Landis will give a talk at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 28 entitled “California Water: Plumbing and Politics” that ties revolution 2 (resource management and environmental stewardship) to the local reality of water management in California. Her talk will cover the complicated use and distribution of water in California, including a brief overview of where California drinking water originates and how it is moved around the state, as well as some of the challenges facing decision makers.

Paula J. Landis, P.E.  is the Chief of the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management for the California Department of Water Resources. The Division provides planning and implementation grant awards as well local assistance, river restoration design and construction, environmental compliance expertise, land and water use analysis, flood management and emergency response,  water quality and quantity data collection, groundwater management, water transfers management and water master services.

Landis is a Registered Civil Engineer with 20 plus years experience in water management.  She is recognized for her knowledge of the San Joaquin River system. Landis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and French and a Master of Arts degree in Art History.  She divides her time between Fresno and Sacramento.

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About the 7 Revolutions Initiative

In 2006, ADP partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to translate the 7 Revolutions into curricular and co-curricular strategies to educate globally competent American citizens. The 7 Revolutions content was created by CSIS and identifies the seven global trends that will shape the world by 2030, in areas such as population, resource management and technological innovation. To learn more, visit 7 Revolutions website.

About the Institute

Institute participants will be offered an in-depth exploration of the 7 Revolutions led the 7 Revolutions Scholars. Each Institute participant will receive a toolkit for using the content of the 7 Revolutions in on-campus projects and courses. This practical and insightful Institute is ideal for universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective global education in a variety of disciplines. The 7 Revolutions curriculum has been taught in a wide range of formats including first-year seminars, as well as sociology, theater, and mathematics courses.

Schedule

THURSDAY, OCT. 27
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
7 Revolutions Committee Meeting (invitation only)
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Welcome & Overview of the 7 Revolutions
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 7 Revolutions Course Models
11:00 a.m. – Noon Keynote Speaker Paula J. Landis, “California Water: Plumbing and Politics”
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch and Breakout Sessions
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Selected Teaching Activities
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Selected Pedagogical Resources
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Introduction to Team Projects
4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Recap, General Q&A and Planning for the Next Day
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dinner (provided)
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Introduction to National Blended-learning 7 Revs eCourse
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Time to Develop Project and Presentations
11  a.m. – Noon Individual assistance with Online Resources
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch with Guest Speaker
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Presentations on Group Projects
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. 7 Revolutions Committee Member Meeting (invitation only)

The registration fee is $250 per person. The fee includes all program sessions and materials, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Registration Information

  • Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed to Felicia Durham.
    Download form (Word doc)
  • E-mail, Fax or mail completed application to:
    Felicia Durham
    7 Revolutions Meeting, Fresno
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    1307 New York Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20005-4701
    Fax: (202) 296-5819

Accommodations

Hotel

  • University Square Hotel
    4961 North Cedar Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93726
    Phone: 1-559-224-4200Hotel accommodations for the 7 Revolutions Institute can be booked directly with the hotel by calling (559) 224-4200 and referring to the group rate for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ 7 Revolutions Institute.

Room Rates

  • The special conference rate is $79/night plus 13% tax (current tax rate may change)
    To obtain this rate, you must call the hotel by September 29, 2011.
  • Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 12 noon.

Transportation

  • There is courtesy phone in the baggage claim area at Fresno International Airport for the hotel. You may call the hotel (559-224-4200) and request a shuttle pickup once you arrive at the airport.
  • If you drive to the institute, there is free parking at the hotel and at the university. The hotel is across the street from the university.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Monday, October 24. There will be a $125 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

For additional information about the 7 Revolutions Institute, click here.

Registration Now Open for October 2011 Seven Revolutions Institute

Registration is now open for the October 28-29, 2011 Seven Revolutions Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens. This institute is sponsored by the American Democracy Project’s 7 Revolutions initiative and is being hosted by California State University, Fresno in Fresno, CA. You will find information about registration fees, hotel reservations, and the downloadable registration form below. I hope to see you in Fresno!

- Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

About the 7 Revolutions Initiative

In 2006, ADP partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to translate the 7 Revolutions into curricular and co-curricular strategies to educate globally competent American citizens. The 7 Revolutions content was created by CSIS and identifies the seven global trends that will shape the world by 2030, in areas such as population, resource management and technological innovation. To learn more, visit 7 Revolutions website.

About the Institute

Institute participants will be offered an in-depth exploration of the 7 Revolutions led by CSIS experts and the 7 Revolutions Scholars. Each Institute participant will receive a toolkit for using the content of the 7 Revolutions in on-campus projects and courses. This practical and insightful Institute is ideal for universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective international education in a variety of disciplines. The 7 Revolutions curriculum has been taught in a wide range of formats including first-year seminars, as well as sociology, theater, and mathematics courses.

Schedule At-a-Glance:

THURSDAY, OCT. 27

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
7 Revolutions Committee Meeting
(invitation only)

FRIDAY, OCT. 28 

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Program
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Program
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dinner (provided)

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 

8:30 a.m Breakfast (provided)
8:30 a.m. – Noon Program
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Program
3 p.m. Adjourn
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 7 Revolutions Committee Meeting (invitation only)

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $250 per person. The fee includes all program sessions and materials, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Registration Information

  • Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed to Felicia Durham.
    Download form (Word doc)
  • E-mail, Fax or mail completed application to:
    Felicia Durham
    7 Revolutions Meeting, Fresno
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    1307 New York Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20005-4701
    Fax: (202) 296-5819

Accommodations

Hotel

  • University Square Hotel
    4961 North Cedar Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93726
    Phone: 1-559-224-4200Hotel accommodations for the 7 Revolutions Institute can be booked directly with the hotel by calling (559) 224-4200 and referring to the group rate for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ 7 Revolutions Institute.

Room Rates

  • The special conference rate is $79/night plus 13% tax (current tax rate may change)
    To obtain this rate, you must call the hotel by September 29, 2011.
  • Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 12 noon.

Transportation

  • There is courtesy phone in the baggage claim area at Fresno International Airport for the hotel. You may call the hotel (559-224-4200) and request a shuttle pickup once you arrive at the airport.
  • If you drive to the institute, there is free parking at the hotel and at the university. The hotel is across the street from the university.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Monday, October 24. There will be a $125 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

For additional information about the 7 Revolutions Institute, click here.

Opportunities for Students to Put their Civic Agency to Work for the Public Good

Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy) is a non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC that is an important friend of ADP. They have opportunities for college students to engage in collective action around important global and local issues closely related to our 7 Revolutions (population, resources, technology, information, economics, conflict, and governance).

Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy)

AIDemocracy is a non-partisan organization comprised of young people in the U.S. concerned about our individual and collective roles in the world. AIDemocracy believes that students have the responsibility to understand and take collaborative action on important issues and that students have the power to build a better world.

AIDemocracy still has a few spots available on their climate change, hunger, sex & justice, and security campaign teams! If you are an inspired college student with an interest in mobilizing your peers to understand and take action on these issues or are looking for a chance to hone your organizing and leadership skills, then AIDemocracy needs you!

They are recruiting the following positions for each of their four teams:

* Coordinator: leads strategy development and supports other team members
* Organizer: recruits other interested students to join the cause
* Issue Analyst: monitors, analyzes and writes about related news and debates
* Communications Guru: spreads the word about team activities, events and information via print and social media

These are year-long, volunteer positions. AIDemocracy is looking for multiple people for each position, on each campaign. Details and job descriptions are available on their website. Each campaign team will plan their strategy for the coming year this August.

Here’s a quick pitch for each issue:

Hunger Campaign Team: Overcoming chronic hunger is one of the most crucial challenges facing our world today. Each day nearly 1 billion people across the world go without enough food to lead a productive and healthy life. As a result, problems like extreme poverty, disease, conflict, and climate change become all the more devastating and entrenched. Ending hunger is a vital step towards making this world a more equal, just, peaceful, and sustainable place. There are still spots available for outstanding young adults from across the nation to come together and campaign to end the grave injustice of global hunger.

Sex & Justice Campaign Team:  Sexual and reproductive health and rights encompass a wide variety of issues that pose challenges especially for women and adolescents in developing countries. Girls are becoming mothers instead of going to secondary school. Sexually transmitted infections are spreading. Mothers are dying in childbirth. Gender based violence persists. Even though these issues are complex, we have the power to advocate for change. Stand up against injustice and inequality. Join the sex & justice campaign team!

Climate Change Campaign Team: When it comes to tackling climate change, today’s young people know there’s not a second to waste! All around the world, young people are rising up to tell our leaders that we won’t stand for any more empty promises, failed agreements, and injustice. From our college campuses and city halls to COP conferences worldwide, our voices are being heard, and we’re seeing great progress, especially at the local level. But critical battles around climate adaptation and emissions continue, and we need your voice more than ever! AIDemocracy is offering outstanding individuals the opportunity to join their Climate Change campaign team and lead our network around this critical issue! Apply today to make your vision for a sustainable, just planet a reality.

Security Campaign Team: This September marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Are we secure? How do we define security? How much should we be spending on defense, versus other approaches like diplomacy and development? The Security Campaign Team will inspire student debate around these and other critical questions. Hot topics will include US engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, nuclear weapons, and defense spending. Join us!

To apply, please send a statement of interest to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Hurry – they only have a few spots left!

Announcing the 7 Revolutions Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens, October 28-29, 2011, Fresno, California

By Cecilia M. Orphan, National Manager, American Democracy Project

Please mark your calendar for our next 7 Revolutions Institute in Fresno, California, October 28-29, 2011.

About 7 Revolutions

In 2006, ADP partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to translate the 7 Revolutions into curricular and co-curricular strategies to educate globally competent American citizens. The 7 Revolutions content was created by CSIS and identifies the seven global trends that will shape the world by 2030, in areas such as population, resource management and technological innovation. To learn more about the 7 Revolutions, visit this website.

Please watch the blog for more details about this institute including hotel and registration information. The registration fee for the 7 Revolutions Institute is $250.

About the Institute

In this Institute, participants will be offered an in-depth exploration of the 7 Revolutions led by CSIS experts and the 7 Revolutions Scholars. Each Institute participant will receive a tool kit for using the content of the 7 Revolutions in on-campus projects and courses. This practical and insightful Institute is ideal for universities that want to deepen their commitment to providing effective international education in a variety of disciplines. The 7 Revolutions curriculum has been taught in a wide range of formats including First Year seminars as well as sociology, mathematics and theater courses.

What people have said about past 7 Revolutions Institutes

“So many excellent, creative teaching ideas and materials!”

“Thank you so much! We are completely energized.”  

“It was like drinking from a fire hose!! Incredible!”

Theatre and Global Change Course

By Cecilia M. Orphan, National Manager, American Democracy Project

Have you ever wondered how theater arts might be used to advance the civic engagement movement?

I am pleased to announce that one of our 7 Revolutions Scholars, William Payne of the University of Minnesota Duluth, will co-teach an online course with The New York Times leading theater critic, Ben Brantley. The course is called Theatre and Global Change and will explore the diverse ways theater can help us understand and interact with the significant global changes happening today.

A live filming of the course will take place as part of the opening events of the ADP National Meeting in Orlando on Thursday, June 2 at 6:00 pm.

I hope many of you will register for this exciting course and attend the living filming that is part of the ADP National Meeting. Please see below for additional information.

Theatre & Global Change

Through the study of classic and contemporary dramatic literature and the exploration of the Seven Revolutions taking place today (changes in Population, Resource Management, Technology, Information Flow, Economic Integration, Conflict, and Governance) students will generate awareness and action leading to an appreciation of the role that artistic creation can and does play in our changing world.

Lessons: 

Focusing on the first four Revolutions (Population, Resource Management, Technology and Information Flow), this course will include:

  • Ancient and modern classic plays by William Shakespeare, Sophocles, David Mamet, Tony Kuschner, August Wilson, and Carel Kapek are the texts used to explore the various ways theatre can and does express the world we live in.
  • A wide spectrum of material from the Knowledge Network, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and various other web sources help from the Seven Revolutions – global trends that will fundamentally change how we live.
  • Weekly live online sessions with special guests like New York Times Theater Critic Ben Brantley and Theatre director and activist Margarita Espada of Teatro Yerbabruja.

Target Audience
This course is for students wanting to learn more about theatre, about global change, and about ways artistic creation can help us understand and respond to the changes occurring in our present and future worlds.

  1. People interested in learning about global change.
  2. People interested in theatre.
  3. People interested in new ways to respond to the challenges of the present and the future.

In addition to the daily self-paced lessons, online discussion forums and resources, there will be a weekly live online session with the instructor. Live sessions will be archived for future viewing. There will be five live sessions for this course: 

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Instructor: Bill Payne

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Instructor: Bill Payne
Guest: Margarita Espada

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Instructor: Bill Payne

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Instructor: Bill Payne
Guest: a Seven Revolutions Scholar

Monday, June 6, 2011
Instructor: Bill Payne
Guest: Ben Brantley

To read more about Bill and Ben and to register for the course, please visit The New York Times Knowledge Network website. To register for the ADP National Meeting in Orlando, June 2-4, 2011, please visit this website.


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