Panel Discussion: Political Strategy for (Sustainable) Engineers

What? Panel discussion, including free lunch
When? 19 June, 12:30 – 14:00 (with the opportunity to leave at 13:30)
Where? TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering Faculty: Arena
– Liesbeth van Tongeren (Dutch politician, GroenLinks)
– Hubert Savenije (Professor of hydrology, TU Delft)
– Peter Luscuere (Professor of building services, TU Delft)

Ninety Dutch professors of eighteen different universities have written an open letter to the new cabinet with urgent recommendations to promote a sustainable, green economy. In the letter, they make 12 recommendations. The professors want the government to invest 200 billion euros in smart infrastructure, knowledge, labour, education and new ways of organising.

In response to this letter, IESA Shift and Studium Generale are organising a panel discussion on sustainability and governance. Liesbeth van Tongeren, a Dutch GroenLinks MP and several professors of TU Delft are joining the conversation.

How can academia influence sustainable governance and how is this perceived by serving politicians? What do the signatories expect to achieve through the signing of this letter? Which other strategies are open to the engineers and academics and which of these are politically successful?

Any questions? Post them on the Facebook page and we will take them into account! You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the discussion.

See you there!

This event is being organized by SHIFT, the study association for Industrial Ecology and Studium Generale