Solutions Cause Problems: Lessons from Water Management in the Rhine Delta, the Netherlands

Day: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Venue: VJU Campus Map


On November 21, the second seminar from the Institue of Institute of Sustainability Science (ISS), VNU Vietnam - Japan University (VJU) will be taken place at VJU Campus, lectured by Prof. Sander van der Leeuw, Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. 

Short bio of invited speaker:

Sander van der Leeuw is the 2012 United Nations Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation. His expertise lies in the role of invention, sustainability, and innovation in societies around the world. He and his research team investigate how invention occurs, what the preconditions are, how the context influences it, and its role in society. An archaeologist and historian by training, Dr. Van der Leeuw has studied ancient technologies, ancient and modern man-land relationships, and Complex Systems Theory. He has done archaeological fieldwork in Syria, Holland, and France, and conducted ethno-archaeological studies in the Near East, the Philippines and Mexico. Since 1992 he has coordinated a series of interdisciplinary research projects on socio-natural interactions and modern environmental problems. The work spans all the countries along the northern Mediterranean rim. Dr. Van der Leeuw is an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute and a Corresponding Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. He teaches courses on the ethnography of innovation.


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