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Communication & Public Policy Seminar

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Erik Nisbet  

Group: Department of Communication Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings



Inter-Organizational Collaboration Across Boundaries in the Advancement of Climate Solutions 


The RE-AMP Network is a place where 130 organizations connect to build strategies for equitably eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in the Midwest. RE-AMP's Strategic Director, Gail Francis, will discuss what the network has learned in more than 15 years of living into their motto, "Think Systemically, Act Collaboratively." In particular, she will challenge the idea of "boundaries as barriers", and instead show how people and activities at the perimeter of collaborative activity actually enhance the longevity of all participants' engagement. She will also share reflections on the particular challenges and opportunities for collaborating across the academic/advocate divide.

Speaker Biography:

Gail is the Strategic Director of the RE-AMP Network, which connects more than 130 member organizations to equitably eliminate greenhouse gases in the Midwest. She holds a Masters of Science in Systems Thinking in Practice, and founded the RE-AMP Systems Thinking Academy. Prior to coming to RE-AMP, she founded the Labor in the New Energy Economy program at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, and previously worked as a labor and community organizer. She is also the author of Bliss(ters): How I Walked from Mexico to Canada One Summer

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