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Research Seminar Series - Mapping sustainability practices at Middlesex University Dubai

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START DATE 16 October 2019
START TIME 04:00 PM
LOCATION

Middlesex University Dubai, Oasis Theatre, Block 16

END DATE 16 October 2019
END TIME 05:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to our Wednesday Research Seminar. It will be held on 16 October from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park.

Wednesday Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 250 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. Dr. Belisa will deliver seminar on:

“Mapping sustainability practices at Middlesex University Dubai”

Belisa Marochi

Abstract

The Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD) at Middlesex University Dubai aims at advancing sustainability on campus and in the community through outreach, research and training. The objectives of ISD are to advocate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strengthen stakeholder collaboration and align academic  knowledge to professional practice.  As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, Middlesex University Dubai shows its commitment to creating a just and prosperous world by being the first university in the UAE to report campus-wide activities based on sustainability principles. In 2018, the Institute of Sustainable Development presented the Communication on Engagement (COE) Report submitted to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) showing how Middlesex University Dubai embeds sustainable development goals and principles and operations, curricula, research and student experience. To identify best practices and map the current state of sustainable practices on campus, a qualitative study was conducted through a set of semi-structured interviews with faculty and administration. The report shows our excellence in sustainable practices and creates opportunities for future collaboration and engagement between university staff and the wider community.

Biography

Dr. Belisa Marochi is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations and the Head of the Middlesex Institute of Sustainable Development at Middlesex University Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. With a PhD in Social Sciences from Roskilde University in Denmark, a MA Political Science from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a BA Global Studies from University of California Santa Barbara from USA, her research mainly focuses on stakeholder engagement and urban governance processes.  Committed to engaging stakeholders on taking action on women empowerment, Dr. Marochi is active in the committee of the UAE Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Taskforce under the UN Global Compact UAE Network. She has also contributed to UAE National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals policy on the role of Higher Education Institutions in reaching a sustainable world.

We look forward to welcoming you at the seminar.

If you are interested in presenting at one of our future seminars, or would like to recommend someone, please contact:  s.balasubramanian@mdx.ac.ae

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