latest news from 50 college coalition for sdgs https://opensocietyuniversitynetwork.org/ events next past

what do sdg-youth want to learn from & celebrate actionably with new york & UN & nature's borderless goals for human wellbeing? tours 10
i visited bangladesh 15 times during last 10 years of fazle abed's 50 year learning curve empowering poorest village women to build a nations sdg foundations-he rehearsed seven 5-point ways to integrate livesmatter human development deepest connections
*the 5 e's of franchising village solutions
*SHELF- to end poverty
*UNITS - to end middle income traps
*5 value chain maps from community to worldwide applied by entrepreneurial revolutionaries
*VESTY - 5 most promising human solutions for uniting nations discovered in 15 years after world war 2
*without borders adaptability of constitutions vital to being a leap ahead of each of moore laws 100 times more tech decades- eg telecommute to e-commute, telehealth to e-health, tele-edu to e-edu, tele-finance to e-finance.
*pictured right- factoring the 17 sdgs into 4 meta goals and transformation of global elite partnerships to bottom up deep data applicability-eg so tracing how to end virus values every family's front line interactions

afore ye go global with tech, value 4 humansAI system gravities

asian lives matter
abe & emperor reiwa
abed & yunus
kuan yew & ka-shing
ma & ma & mi & yuan
moza & rania
kim & ki-moon
brilliant & grant
gandhi & theresa
beyond olympics - ryo, osaka, kobe
edu as if all teens lives matter- see maps brooklyn, rest ny suburbs, rest ny state
health beyond covid with cuomohealth with bloomberg-hopkinshealth with james grant global school of vaccines and health
young scholars of us's number 1 monetary economist and philanthropist soros- economist for sdgs, global performing arts & fashions, multilingual youth ambassadors, twin city special vienna, dhaka:women's world's number 1 ngo coalition, berlin, palestine
global investment funds - soros:global board- deep data for every society and climate: bloomberg, blackstone, schwarzman
action-learning networks of ban ki-moon, jim kim, & antonio guterres
- schwab links unga with 5 hubs of industrial rev 4 - san fran, tokyo, beijing delhi, geneva as well as world economics davos winter and world innovation champions china summer and 400 global youth shapers hubsfall priority young journalism briefs- chennai bay and carribean for america's most powerful woman

Sunday, September 27, 2020

sustainability uni coalition - as the crow flies

 y6 crow arizona osun

.HESI Special Event: Where Next? Reimagining Further Education for the Future
The SDG Academy
On July 8, 2020, the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) hosted this special event alongside the United Nations ...

transcript extract 80.40  president arizona state uni, with covid and other www community crises, we are where we are, not only because of politics and capitalism, but at the root of it all is us the universities- we are universally inadequate to what lies ahead in terms of the future of our species and our relationship to our beautiful planet which we are all dependent on -let me outline 5 inadequacies

1 we are inadequate in terms of our self-awareness- institutions of higher edu of the net outcome of our design – why do we have business schools that are teaching economic models that are working against our own in sustainability, why do we have a lack of communication between chemists and biologists and economists and engineers and philosophers and historians and everyone else -82:33
inadequate. We are wholly, universally inadequate to
82:38 what lies ahead in terms of the future of our species and our relationship with 82:42
this beautiful planet that we're all dependent on it. Let me outline five
82:47 arguments for that. First, I think that we're inadequate in terms of our
82:52 self-awareness, as an institution of higher education or as institutions of 82:56 higher education, of the net outcome of our design. Why do we have business 83:00 schools teaching economic models that are in fact working against our own 83:06 sustainability? Why do we have a lack of communication between chemists 83:13and biologists and economists and engineers and philosophers and 83:18 historians and everyone else who sit inside university environments arguing 83:24 with each other in ways that are not just about intellectual development but 83:28 are in some ways inane? And so we have never thought ourselves, 83:35 we've never been adequately focused on our own self-awareness to understand 83:41
that in fact our highly disciplinary design, as Jeff Sachs indicated, our
83:46 highly structured way of doing things, our way in which theories evolve, our 83:50 ways in which faculty are recognized, the ways in which knowledge is advanced, the 83:55 net outcome of all of that is exactly where we are in terms of a non- sustainable trajectory,83:59 the non-sustainable trajectory that we're on is 84:03 a product of us. Point number one. Point number two: that same university 84:10 enterprise, that same higher education enterprise, is inadequate in terms 84:15 of its production of systems-level tools. We're an observer. We're obsessed with 84:22
reductionism. We're obsessed with the belief that somehow if we can only
84:26 understand everything down to the atomic scale, if we could only understand 84:31 everything at the genetic and sub-genetic mechanism, that somehow we would 84:37 be able to find the solution to all things. And so the answer is, no,84:41 reductionism is not the method by which we will gain an understanding of the 84:46 interconnectedness of the systems of the planet and the role of humans. It's only 84:50 through our ability to emerge systems-level thinking of equal 84:55 intellectual stature and of equal intellectual value. Third, our 85:01 universities and our higher education systems in the United States and in 85:05 other parts of the world are completely inadequate in terms of their 85:08 intellectual diversification, their cultural diversification, their socioeconomic diversification,85:13 their lack of recognition of indigenous cultures and
85:18 indigenous knowledge, the dismissal of entire cultural paradigms, all around 85:26 this notion of somehow there being one path and one trajectory and one route 85:31 forward. Well, there isn't. And this lack of diversification, lack of women in 85:37 science, technology, engineering, and math, lack of cultural diversification at 85:43 universities which actually is accelerating not decelerating. That 85:47 lack of diversification is accelerating if you look around the world, is in fact 85:52 limiting our overall intellectual contribution. We have a narrower and 85:57
narrower intellectual contribution ,not a broader and broader intellectual
86:01 contribution. So that's the third factor that I think is a key part of the design 86:06 limits. I think forth, and I would probably rank 86:10 this actually first, universities really don't care as institutions about much of
86:14 anything. They care about bringing in faculty. They care about hiring faculty.86:19They care about having students. They care about their budgets. They care about 86:23 arguing with the government to get more money. But they don't really care 86:26 about sustainable outcomes as an institution. They do not take activist 86:32 positions, intellectual activist positions, as Jeff has built his career 86:36 around, and some of the rest of us have been fighting for decades. We just 86:40 sit back and say, "Well, we did what we could do. We educated the people we could 86:43 educate. We put out the theories that we could put out, and
86:46 we're really sorry that the politicians are too stupid or or too 86:51
lazy or businesses are too greedy or too selfish." And so this notion of not taking 86:57 some sense of responsibility, we don't realize that it is in fact our own lack 87:03 of transdisciplinary capability, our own lack of adequate, our own lack of 87:09 diversification. It's our own lack of systems-level thinking, it's our own 87:13 obsession with reductionism that actually has brought us to this point. So 87:18 when we look out and we're concerned about rapidly rising CO2 levels or we're 87:21 concerned about the overwhelming human consumption, and a manifestly negative
87:28 overwhelming consumption of fresh water, or the elimination of the entire fishing 87:33 stock or conservation disruptions on a global 87:37
scale of geological time, we don't realize that that we're responsible for
87:43 that. If you take response⁠—if you know you've contributed to something and it's not87:47going well, if you're a responsible person or a responsible institution, you 87:51 change what you're doing. We don't have much change in what we're doing.87:54 Fifth on my list is, universities are archaic, at least in the European model, 88:01 archaic, slow, non-adaptable, non-technologically sophisticated 88:05 institutions. We're not moving at the speed of climate change. We're not moving
88:11at the speed of complexity, of complexification. We're too slow. We have 88:17no sense of time. We might argue about something for 15 years and in the same 88:22 15 years the Ross Ice Shelf cracked off of Antarctica and led to some 88:27 massive change in the in the ocean circulation cycle and thus impacting 88:34 climate etcetera, etcetera. So the five points here: inadequate self-awareness,88:38 inadequate emergence of systems-level thinking, wholly inadequate 88:42 diversification of the university itself, no sense of moral duty or moral 88:46responsibility as institutions, and inadequate speed and adaptability. If we 88:51 don't change those things, there's not going to be any climate adaptation or 88:55 climate change. There's not going to be movement back towards a sustainable 88:59
trajectory because we're not producing the people, the ideas, the tools, the
89:04 mechanisms, the devices, the theories, the assumptions⁠—the young students who 89:08 are just presenting, they get this. They understand that they enter a university 89:12 which is in fact an archaic institution,incapable of having self-awareness 89:17 relative to where we're headed. So what are we doing at my institution arizona state, we've 89:22 done everything and then some, and still it's a slow slog. We've built the Global 89:28
Futures Laboratory, the Global Institute of Sustainability. We're
89:31 dramatically lowering our carbon footprint. We have thousands and
89:34 thousands of students. We change the design of engineering. We changed parts 89:38 of the design of our business schools. We built a new school on the Future of 89:41 Innovation and Society, a new School of Sustainability, and we're still moving 89:47 too slow. And so I think the point I'd like to make to 89:50 the audience here is, let's listen to these students. They have a sense, they 89:54 have an awareness, and they are able to see immediately upon entry into our
89:59 bureaucratic institutions that we're inadequate to the assignment and we 90:06 ought to take that as a serious, serious criticism. Now let me tell you 90:09
what's happening right now. So right now, and COVID sort of expresses this, we are 90:14 largely as colleges and universities place-based institutions, driven where we 90:21think that excellence is a function of who we exclude, and this is true all over 90:24 the world, where our structure, our technology, our flexibility, our 90:29
adaptability are completely inadequate. So my message to ministers, to UN leaders,90:35 to SDSN leaders, to higher education leaders, to students, to faculty, is that 90:40 let's shake it up. It is time to shake the foundation of the universities and 90:45 have them raise their hand and say, "Yes. We want to be responsible for the 90:50 climate outcome of our planet, for our species outcome, for the 90:56 sustainability of our species." And to do that we're going to have to change 91:00 everything down to the root. So I think that's about 12 minutes and I'll 91:05 stop there.91:13

Ok. Thank you, President Crow. I like the way you framed it because this
bio of crow

Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar and higher education leader. He became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University in July 2002 and has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of the world’s best public metropolitan research universities. As a model “New American University,” ASU simultaneously demonstrates comprehensive excellence, inclusivity representative of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the United States, and consequential societal impact.

Lauded as the ”#1 most innovative” school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2020), ASU is a student-centric, technology-enabled university focused on complex global challenges related to sustainability, economic competitiveness, social embeddedness, entrepreneurship and global engagement. Under Dr, Crow’s leadership, ASU has established twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and important initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.

Monday, August 24, 2020

your sustainability games

-when you turn over a game card it tells you what "new world" questions over how many years people have explored futures started around the named person & gives you some references to click worldwide

ecommerce for example as 21st c world biggest market makers both bezos and j.ma started asking the same question in 1995 -

sequentially, they mapped very different answers for what ecommerce could be

 bezos had to immediately get money from wall street- he assumed he had to own things consumers wanted to buy- he chose books as first e-market because if he could e-market that category with millions of products he could market any category

j ma had about 10 years to find funding partners both in stanford with jerry yang and tokyo masa son-he had chance to map back future of smart mobiles and china's new infrastructure before he really scaled- he was always asking development question- livelihoods of his generation and integrating rural and urban china-

ma was also the leading dual language teacher of his generation, curious about the whole world while bezos had no such cultural or lives matter raison d'etre- when you're 90 day reporting to wall street you dont have time to think outside the box even when 7.5 billion peoples lives may be impacted

 j.ma chose to design algorithms around the data of local and global delivery -when it comes to a nation or region you love, whose 25 years of ecommerce celebrations values lives matter most?

when you value a quarter a century more than quarter of a year,  the exponential consequences of what tech multiplied can be extraordinary- according to because moore's law -which silicon valley was branded around eg by leland stanford junio alumni since 1972,  after compounding 100 quarters of a year, you can expect brings 30000+ more analytic intel than eg bezos started up with in seattle 1995

 eg today china can ship and do a virus test for anyone anywhere in china within 36 hours for less than 5 dollars usa cant ship and do a virus test for less than 100 dollars and in under 10 days- its not bezos fault but he privatised 90-day profit-making the data platform and ai -whereas jack m's market mapsa were linked in for equality with 1.5 billion people in china and anyone/anywhere his friends including ai wizards whom jerry yang searched around stanford and masa son connected out of tokyo

history note - californian leland stanford junior died  aged 15 of typhoid while touring europe 1884- his parents founder stanford alumni so that youth futures could be healthier as well as greater
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LSJ was the only child of Governor of California Leland Stanford and his wife Jane Stanford (née Lathrop). His mother was 39 years old when he was born, after 18 years of childless marriage to Leland Stanford.

Illness and death[edit]

Leland caught typhoid two months before his 16th birthday, while on a Grand Tour of Europe with his parents. He originally fell ill in Athens. His parents rushed him to Italy for medical treatment, first to Naples, then to Rome, and eventually to Florence, where he died after weeks of alternately improving and worsening condition.[2]

Stanford University[edit]

Leland Stanford Sr. told his wife that "the children of California shall be our children."[3][4][5] To honor their son upon returning to the United States, the Stanfords devoted their fortune to a memorial in his name: Leland Stanford Junior University. The university opened its doors in 1891.
Leland Stanford Jr. is interred beside his parents at the Stanford family mausoleum on the Stanford campus. After the death of his father on June 21, 1893, his mother guided the development of the university until her murder on February 28, 1905.

Nomenclature[edit]

Although the university is generally referred to as "Stanford University" or "Stanford", its official name is still "Leland Stanford Junior University", as seen on the university seal.[6]

FAZLE ABED IS CELEBRATED FOR HALF A CENTURY OF HELPING HALF A BILLION VILLAGE WOMEN END POVERTY- HE IS LESS WELL KNOWN FOR STARTING UP THE COALITION OF 21ST C NEW UNI
-THE FIRST WOMAN TO SUPPORT HIS IDEA : SHEIKHA MOZA FIRST LADY OF QATAR

Sunday, August 23, 2020


what changes would 200 universities need to make if urgently valuing sustainability generation is the reason why we still the purpose of parenting
.
extract from transcript 1 of 5 - the life in an hour of sir fazle abed
50.00 Usually when the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh calls me he is looking for ideas on poverty alleviation, but back in 2011 I suddenly got a call asking me about a different sort of noble project : did I have ideas on how china could avoid the middle income trap – it turned out the economist had just done a survey on that https://www.economist.com/special-report/2011/06/25/beware-the-middle-income-trap Do you have ideas about things that we (China) can do to avoid the middle income trap?
51:05 I said off the cuff I'll tell you one or two things that I think will be important for you to do to avoid middle income trap because the two countries that have become high-income countries in our region during the last thirty years are Singapore and Korea
and what have they done that peer countries in the region didn't do, I can see only two things
51:39 one thing singapore built a very high quality university designed to be the powerhouse of creating jobs, and enterprise innovation all kinds of things like that… so did korea…so if you want to build China as a high income country for one fifth of the human race, then you have to build a dozen Oxfords, dozen Cambridges dozen Harvard/MIT and dozen Stanford
do that and then you China can build a high income Society
52:22 And the ambassador said why is this? so I said well it's because in order to build these
universities you need to endow them well and you have to give complete freedom to and for the intellect- intellectual freedom will mean no controls of state – you will have to forego that -- you can't you can't get the faculty to think only on what the party line is
52:56
the other thing is that they must be self-governing institutions -universities : if you can build that then you will have a high income Society- if you can’t then you fail

Saturday, August 22, 2020

among alunnii circles of 2020s, professor jan kregel at the levy institute of bard links the most inspiring economist circles since the death of

  • my father norman macrae, japan order of rising sun, uk cbe, 40 year sub-editor of poverty and tech friendship from east to west and south to north
  • sir fazle abed whose girl empowerment health, education and economics partners i was privileged to visit 15 timen in bangladesh between 2007 and 2018

back in 1760 2 glasgow university co-workers first engineer james watt, first transparent market mapmaker adam smith started up the revolution og humans and machines-

those who financed the first 185 years of this did the opposite of adam smith's principles embedding slavery, genocide and lang grabbing that climaxed in 2 world wars

humans had another chane to unite nations when over 75 national leaders met at san francisco opera house 1945- in 2020 we get arguably one last chance to design economcs in which all lives matter- sustaining las mil health , restoring climate and love of each others childrens if we want to use tech so that the younger half become the first sdg generation

if you know anyone as connected as jan levy scholar networks in valuing youth's futures we would love to know whom to study chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk WWW.ENTREPRENEURIALREVOLUTION.CITY year 60 of humanising tech dialogues started at the economist
a norman macrae family foundation search co-sponsors of glasgow's journal of new economics in search of deep data for societal business

Thursday, August 20, 2020

open tech arts colleges

related- futurising the liberal arts uni -hasnt the world changed a lot since the greeks defined the 7 studies that liberated men

the greeks literally could have imagined the challenges 7.5 billion people unite roind today if  we are to humanise artificial intel

nore recently 80 and 260 years ago
both keynes and adam smith were very clear about machine age development of peoples- when young people and their teachers are skilled in how economics and arts determine what futures can be hubbed communally they can triangularise a live-saving 3rd skill -be that health, resilient community-building, ... public servant leadersnot political supreme being..

in 20th c america the most productive economics arts schools were governed by epidemiliogists with practice projects connecting friends around the world- none more so tan the synergy between swarthmore and brac- where fazle abed became the benchmark for female development out of poverty

some of the triplewins you can study if you are in a bard affiliated alumni networker of
economics and arts by and for all peoples


  • conscious belief in self but the opposite of the self-gratification kind that sadly has made both tv and digital media the most fake and anti-social of any so-calleed free nation- we need journalists for humanity and diversity of nature eg david attenborogh not the media-inflated egos and the dismal media barons that run them
  • &dual languades/cultural flows - why a diplomat should love anothers country's peoples  before serving to connect transnational sustainability


& lives matter - be that women or black or latino or asian (all devalued by white fascist men whose values still remain in the american constitution)

and servant leadership- not just emotional quotient needed to facilate social innovation but loveq
& new school pathways - in america there is an assumption that every child has equality of age progression- education is broken in usa wherever it fails to see that abused kids need lifelong opportunities to get back in the system and indeed if every human had their own dashboard of skils accomplished the end of stardardised examinations and student debt would be the liberation needed to humanise machine intel

we were lucky to visit bangladesh 15 times to listen to sir fazle's legacy wishes- among the worlds largest ngo coalition he asked all those who had learnt most about golls 1 to 6 from him to design a global university of poverty in which any youth committed to life matter could graduate without debt- his last video to the world made it clear that uniting nations to help women end poverty woulnt happen until the safety of cities is based on deep data of 9 year old girls feedback (what was once called the popsice economic index in usa) and until arts spread joy out of even those communities whose hard work saved us all from the edge of extinction- mother nature is very tough on species who fail to understand her games are borderless not walled in; arts can translate beauthy across cultures -the east's consciousness movements start from this p-rinciple; the west golden rule constitutions exclude this foundation

Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

2025now,com back in 1984 i co-authored the 2025 report - was there a way out of orwellian big brother syndrome-

 in updating this book in 2020, the next 5 years seem like no other in my living memory- i grew up a scot in 1950s/1960s london- first

  •  i was taught by my family i wouldnt have existed without the kind intervention of americans in 2 world wars that the old world had spun through empire processes that included genocide, slavery, and quite literally 5% of the world's people in nw europe mattered more than 65% who were asian, 12% who were african, 5% that were latin american 
  • between the ages of 8-12 i was very lost by 2 subjects taught at school: history why did we start with being examined on the romans who dismissed scots as to be walled off (hadrian) and why did history end around 1845- only much later i realised it wasnt politically correct in england to teach we were the peoples whose island-governed empire brought poverty and war across the 3 tricontinent of eupe, asia and africa; in london religious instruction as well as daily hym singing concentrated on reading the bible but in the opposite way that my family tree which had been populated by missionaries who went worlwide as scots were thinned by 19th century london's ruling classes
so i wonder are humans only capable of dreaming never the courage to mediate reality-making ::


leadership serving all lives matter coming from public servants and professionals- we the peoples give a monopoly to rule over us to those we assume to value our species greatest need - exploring why extinction is where we are being pied pipered to unless we are all empowered to linkin round end poverty

what kind of human intelligence could those of us who parent supply and demand from the younger half of the world if they are to be the sustainability generation-  i have chosen 16 worldecordjobs creators as a guide but frankly this is as much a survey- dig deep into your skin color, gender, ethnicity, faith, geohistoric roots- who do you nominate culturally as your cultural translator of gola 1 end poverty rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

2 economists of how the first 18 decades of man and machines climaxed in world wars - adam smith and keynes

a legal and maths researcher of system transformation gandhi & einstein

2 of the most practical, loving and hope inspiring ladies celebrated through first half of 20th century - florence nightingale and maria montessori

2 science fiction writers hg wells and ac clarke- has the time come when science fiction is dead because we now have the tech to achieve anything for better or worse

2 american facilitators of consciousness and bottom-up openness - harrison owen and meg wheatley

2 storytellers in different type of media and english mindsets - william shakespeare and david attenborough

royal forces that survived the old world entering 3rd millennium - anglo dutch and japanese

pope francis and sir fazle abed -2 servant leaders of end poverty for all seasons and all hemispheres

introducing VEST 4 solutions  1945-1960 to  SHELFsafety-health-reducation-leadership-ser

back from the future value mediation of the 6 decades following moon race decade -5g 20202, 1g 180s, 0g 1970s UNITES university-nature,infrastructure, technology, energy, sports

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