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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


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.


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.


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



  • 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.


  • 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.

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