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Urban Coast Institute: Reflections from the COP26 Climate Summit

Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) Director Tony MacDonald and Professor Randall Abate, Rechnitz Family/UCI endowed chair in marine and environmental law and policy and director of the Institute for Global Understanding (IGU), recently participated in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), held Oct 31-Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. Over 20,0000 representatives of world governments, industries, advocacy organizations, scientific and policy bodies, and other interests gathered to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Importance of Time Management: Tips from a Top CEO

Brian J. Esposito

Time is a precious resource for everyone, especially for busy students, employees, managers, and CEOs. Time management can be tricky, and it is often hard to find the perfect balance between tasks and knowing what to prioritize. Each day, many individuals are struggling to take back their calendars and manage their energy.

In this webinar, Brian Esposito ’03, founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, LLC, will share his productivity hacks, as well as advice on how to properly value your time, your self-worth, and the personal brand you portray to the world.

The Strengths of Black Families, presented by Denise McLane-Davison

Voices for Change: Voting, Advocacy, and Action

The political era of the Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, and The Black Power Movement demanded the inclusion of rigorous research that centered racial and gender identity as significant narratives. The emergence of Black Studies and Women’s Studies, along with student-led and national organizations incorporating the same identity politics also demanded inclusion in intellectual landscapes. During this era Black social scientists blanketed the scholarship, theory, and treatment research that anchored African cultural values, traditions, knowledge, and generational behaviors as disruptive characteristics of pathologized Black family rhetoric. Collectively, cultural scholarship named the impact of adapting Black life to oppression and anti-Blackness policy. They declared the Black family as the fundamental source of strength of the Black community and as the defense for Black life from external threats. This session provides a historical and contemporary alignment on the Black strength perspective through racial pride, resistance, and resilience.

Combating Racial Injustice Through Education (Featuring Robert Kim, J.D.)

Social Justice Academy Professional Development Series
Combating Racial Injustice Through Education – Demystifying Critical Race Theory in Schools: Let’s Talk Law & Policy

Featuring Robert Kim, J.D.

Robert (Bob) Kim is a writer, consultant, and leading expert on education law and policy in the United States. A former civil rights attorney, his most recent book is Elevating Equity and Justice: Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know (Heinemann, 2020). He is also the co-author of Education and the Law, 5thed. and Legal Issues in Education: Rights and Responsibilities in U.S. Public Schools Today (West Academic Publishing, 2019 & 2017). His column, “Under the Law,” appears monthly in Phi Delta Kappan, a professional journal for educators. 

Human Rights and the Environment: Perspectives from India

This panel features experts on a wide range of emerging challenges that India faces at the intersection of human rights and the environment including climate justice litigation, the interplay between sustainable development and the rights of indigenous communities, climate change communication and climate migration, and the relationship between climate migration and human trafficking.

Moderator: Prof. Randall S. Abate, Director, Institute for Global Understanding

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please fill out and submit the available form to receive the Zoom link for this session.