Program Outline

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Introduction: An overview of human progress and climate change to date while providing a brief outline of the following lectures and the thinking behind this narrative and approach. (30 mins)

Human Progress over the past 10,000 years. Chart the advancement and transition of human society over from past 10,000 years from hunter-gatherers through the industrial revolution, industrial agriculture of the 20th century, globalization of supply lines towards the modern digital age. This lecture might highlight the improvements in health and wellbeing, nutrition, life span and quality of life while slightly noting the growth of consumer consumption and the demise of the natural habitat and our environment. (75 mins)

Sources: UNDP Reports, Homo Deus, Homo Sapiens, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Enlightenment Now, Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think.

Destruction of the Natural World in 200 Years. Outline how the arrival of the industrial age, industrialization of agriculture, modern capitalist approach to resources has massively damaged our planet, look at the demise of the ice sheets and polar caps, forests, mangroves and grasslands, Animals, Insects, Birds, Fish life, Soil, Waterways, the Air and our Oceans. This could take two lectures but hopefully just one. (75 mins)

Sources: Human Impact on the Natural Environment, Andrew Goudie, UN Annual Environmental Reports

Student Workshop: Six Environmental Disasters. Broken into 4-6 teams the students will specifically research 6 environmental manmade disasters and present them to the class in the next session. (75 mins)

Sources: https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/worst-environmental-disasters-caused-by-humans.php

Student Workshop: Six Environmental Disasters. Student Class Presentations

Food and Agriculture – Industrial Farming: A study of how and what we farm, the inputs and outputs, the impact of our farming on the environment and what we can do to improve efficiency, change our behavior and reduce external costs, reduce waste or impact. Critique of the Industrialisation of Farming. A positive look into the future. (75 mins)

Sources: Global Farming Reports, UN etc

Food and Agriculture – Global Food Supply Chains: An exploration of inequality in our global food supply chain poverty, Inequality, and waste. From farmers to supermarkets.

Sources: Oxfam Reports Behind the Brands, Ripe for Change

Lets Plant More Trees: An exploration of the trees on our planet, the global destruction of our forests, jungles, and mangroves. An analysis of the benefit planting one trillion more trees would have and research on the practicalities of how humanity might achieve this feat by 2030. (75 mins)

Sources: UN Reports on Trees

Energy and Transport: An exploration of the development of our global energy and transport systems. A loot at our Cars, Heating Systems, Batteries, Electricity Needs and our use of planes, freight, and shipping. A look into the future and exploration of what can be done to improve these systems. (75 mins)

Sources: Vacliv Smil, Energy and Civilisation

Our Daily Lives – Domestic Consumption: A look at our daily domestic and consumer lives and the impact of our choices globally. Exploration of what we consume, what we have in our houses, how we spend our spare time, what we do at work, where our waste goes. How do things differ between the west and the rest of the planet? (75 mins)

Documentary: True Cost or BBC Drowning in Plastic watch in class (90 mins)

Big Business and the Environment. An analysis of the pursuit of profit in the 20th century. The pursuit of Profit. Social and Environmental Externalities. Greed and Profit.

Alternative Economic Models. A look at capitalism 20.0 sustainable approach to business. Theories of shared value, donut economics and sustainable, circular economies. Social environmental entrepreneurship.

Governments, People and the Environment. The green deal, government led initiatives. A look at what governments and the global community have done successfully to protect our planet. Antarctica, CFC gases, Whales, Lead in Petrol, Bans on… Why and how can they work?

A Discussion. What can we do? What will you do?

Schedule (Preliminary)

SATURDAY 4 July

12.00 – 18.00 Registration

19.00 – 19.30 Orientation / Ice Breaking Session /Egle Havrdova/

20.00 Welcome Dinner /Restaurant “Klempirna”, Záhřebská 19/


SUNDAY 5 July

9.00 – 9.30 Introduction to Summer School Program

9.30 – 10.45 Lecture 1

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 2

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch/Restaurant “Klempirna”/

15.00 – 18.00 Tours of Prague


MONDAY 6 July

09.30– 10.45 Lecture 3

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.00 Lecture 4

11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 5

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch/Restaurant “Klempirna”/

14.00 – 15.15 Lecture 6

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Lecture 7

18.00 – 20.00 Happy Hour & Happy Hour Talk. /Pragovka. Multi Art & Culture
District, Kolbenova 34A/


TUESDAY 7 July

09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 8

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 9

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch/Restaurant “Klempirna”/

14.00 – 15.15 Workshop 1

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Workshop 2

17.00 – 18.30 Guest Lecture


WEDNESDAY 8 July

Free Day!!! Pragulic/ Trip to Kutna Hora or Karlštejn/ Exhibition/ Zoo/

19.00 Culture Night in Prague /“Stalin Containall”, Prague Metronome, Letna
Park/


THURSDAY 9 July

09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 10

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 11

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch/Restaurant “Klempirna”/

14.00 – 15.15 Workshop 3

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Workshop 4

21.00 – 23.00 Boat Tour


FRIDAY 10 July

10.00 – 11.15 Lecture 12

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.45 Workshop 5

12.45 Free Time

17.30 Departure for Gröbeho vila

18.00 Final Remarks & FAREWELL PARTY/Gröbeho vila, Havlíčkovy sady,
Praha 2/


SATURDAY 11 July

Departure

Faculty

Killian Stokes

Co-Founder of Moyee Coffee Ireland
Lecturer on Global Development

Killian Stokes is an award-winning social entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in fundraising, business development and communications within the tech and not for profit worlds. He has worked across Europe, America, Africa and Asia for a broad range of organizations – from tech startups to international aid agencies – and has networked and engaged globally at senior management, founder and CEO level.

Killian has a passion, energy, and curiosity for harnessing the power of business and innovation to end global poverty and tackle climate change.
Killian lectures part-time on Business and Development at the Quinn School of Business in UCD.

Killian holds a Bachelors’s in business and economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in International Relations from Dublin City University. Killian is the co-founder of MyGoodPoints.org (2009) and MoyeeCoffeeIreland (2016) and currently lectures on Business and Global Development at the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin.

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