Archive | November 2012

Join our meeting in Qatar to discuss “Climate Change and Sustainability Communication- New Tools and Trends”

Event Flyer: Climate Change and Sustainability Communication- New Tools and Trends

Click here to register: http://link.weblyzard.com/gwns-meeting-dec01

The Global Women Scholars Network, in association with Colorado State University, Northwestern University, the University of New Haven, MODUL University in Vienna and webLyzard Technologies, will host a brainstorming meeting that will familiarize participants with the latest collaborative technologies that engage stakeholders and influence the conversation on Climate Change.

The meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Northwestern University of Qatar’s Carnegie Mellon building. Note: The Carnegie Mellon building is across from the Student Center. 

Map of the Qatar University campus: http://www.qf.org.qa/qf-map/interactive-map

See the following for more detailed information:

Facilitator:

Elizabeth B. Davis, PhD, Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Management at the University of New Haven

Presentations: 

“Leveraging Knowledge Networks for Climate Change and Sustainability Communication” and Reciprocity Ring

by Noshir Contractor, Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA

“Online Media Tools for Engaging Stakeholders and Supporting Climate Change Action”

by Arno Scharl, PhD, Head of the Department of New Media Technology at MODUL University Vienna and is the Managing Director of webLyzard technology

Speaker Bios:

Elizabeth B. Davis, PhD

Dr. Davis is currently Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Management at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.   Formerly she was Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication and, Former Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at the George Washington University.   Liz earned her B.A. from Columbia University, and received her Ph.D. in Systems Sciences focusing on Strategy and Organizational Systems & Theory from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

She has published numerous articles her work has appeared in the  Organizational Management Journal, The Journal of Business and Economics , the Business Journal, Journal of Production and Operations, the Case Research Journal, the Journal of Quality, Management, Journal of Management Education , Journal of Medical Humanities,  and the Health Policy Journal, and in Sage’s Environmental Leadership volumes and  in numerous conference proceedings at The Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management , The Eastern Academy of Management,  Decision Sciences Institute,  International Leadership Association, International Eastern Academy of Management and the Northeast Business & Economics Association. She has lectured and done consulting work in strategy, strategic teams and human centered systems change the U.S A., Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe.

Arno Scharl, PhD 

Professor Scharl heads the Department of New Media Technology at MODUL University Vienna and is the Managing Director of webLyzard technology. Prior to his current appointments, he held professorships at the University of Western Australia and Graz University of Technology, was a Key Researcher at the Austrian Competence Center for Knowledge Management, and a Visiting Fellow at Curtin University of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Scharl completed his doctoral research and habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Additionally, he holds a PhD from the University of Vienna, Department of Sports Physiology. He has been project leader of a number of award-winning semantic systems projects including IDIOM, RAVEN and Triple-C , author of more than 140 refereed publications, and editor of two books in Springer‘s Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series (The Geospatial Web, Environmental Online Communication). His current research interests focus on media monitoring and Web intelligence, human-computer interaction, and the integration of semantic and geospatial Web technology.

Noshir Contractor, PhD

Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. He is the Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University. He is investigating factors that lead to the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of dynamically linked social and knowledge networks in a wide variety of contexts. The insights gained are used to enable networks by building sophisticated recommender systems that provide individualized suggestions on who to collaborate with or what team to assemble. Professor Contractor has published or presented over 250 research papers dealing with communicating and organizing.  His book titled Theories of Communication Networks (co-authored with Professor Peter Monge and published by Oxford University Press, and translated into simplified Chinese in 2009) received the 2003 Book of the Year award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (grant #: OCI-1239982) and Northwestern University in Qatar