For the past eleven years, the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program has successfully trained environmental practitioners from around the world. However, a recent alumni survey shows the top barrier to effecting sustainable change is alumni’s lack of capacity to manage complex problems requiring interdisciplinary expertise. The other two barriers are lack of financial resources and political commitment. This grant would support a pilot project in which the Program brings together its alumni, faculty, and graduate students at collaborative problem-solving workshops in two distinct regions (likely East Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Amazon Basin). By bringing together these interdisciplinary groups in the field, the Program expects to produce joint plans of action with achievable and measurable results for specific socioenvironmental problems.
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for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
A grant to the University of California at Berkeley will support the ongoing work of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, the home of this research and engagement at the university. The center focuses on both the “cyber” and “security” components of cybersecurity, grounding efforts in a robust, flexible, and evolving understanding of the “possibility” space of cybersecurity. Research will focus on possible security scenarios and explore the technical, political, and economic intersection of these potential futures. The aim of this approach is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration within the center as well as to add diversity to the cybersecurity conversation. The center brings together academics from the School of Information, the School of Law, Computer Science, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the College of Engineering, among others. It also engages external stakeholders in all facets of this work, including in outreach efforts. (Strategy: Talent Pipeline)