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Systems Thinking v2.0

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Plant Science Building, 233

The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) will host this TED-style mini-conference on systems thinking keynoted by world-renowned systems theorist Gerald Midgley, associate dean for research and enterprise at Hull University School of Business.  Speakers will also include systems scientist Derek Cabrera, translational researcher Laura Cabrera, Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown, and CIPA Core Faculty member Oliver Gao.

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Tom O'Toole, Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), the host and co-sponsor of the event, says, "We hope this event will impress upon faculty, students, and community members the importance of systems thinking in the field of public affairs; not only the interdisciplinary applications of systems thinking in the field, but how lack of systems thinking (in both academia and practice) has contributed to some of the most serious political, economic, and social problems our world is facing."

Along with CIPA, Systems Thinking v2.0 is co-sponsored by other leaders in the public, private, and University sectors such as Cornell's Center for Engaged Learning and Research, Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, the Roy H. Park School of Communication, Sustainable Tompkins, and the Ithaca City School District, ThinkWater, USDA/NIFA, and ThinkSTEM.

The mini-conference will be filmed by Photosynthesis Productions and posted online at  The Twitter hashtag for the event is: #STv2.  For more information contact:

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Cornell Institute for Public Affairs



Preregistration required; Free and Open to the Public

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Lisa Jervey Lennox

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Gerald Midgley is Professor of Systems Thinking and Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise

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Business School at the University of Hull, UK

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