Juris North ASAP Roundtables 2022: “Sustainability”

Juris North ASAP Roundtables 2022

To follow up the 2020 Congress “Global Justice and Sovereignty” and the 2020 “Global Response to Crisis” Roundtables, Academics Stand Against Poverty (Yale’s ASAP) and Juris North will be working together again in 2022. We plan to have a set of three thematic roundtables running between April and June and a final Congress in September 2022. 

Title: Global Response to crisis: sustainability, SDGS and climate change

Thinking globally, acting locally


. To critically assess local, regional and/or global law and policy that have to do with sustainability and its crossover with a specific thematic area.

. To explore different stakeholder views on a range of sustainability-related topics.

. To seek international perspectives and exchanges about a range of sustainability-related topics and explore possibilities for collaboration in terms of research, practice and education.

Final Target:

National and international legal and political orders around the world.

Lead by:

Dr Jorge E. Núñez, Manchester Law School

Dr Rita G. Klapper, Manchester Business School

Thematic areas:

·      Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (practice and education): lead by Dr Rita G. Klapper (UK and international). 

.      Gender: Lead by Dr Kay Lalor (UK) and Dr Natalina Stamile (Italy)

·      Access to rights: Lead by Dr Jorge E. Núñez (UK and Latin America)

·      Poverty, Sovereignty and Economic Rights: Lead by Dr Clarice Seixas Duarte (Brazil)

·      Climate change: Lead by Dr Danielle Denny (Brazil)

Participants: open to all. Ideally, multi-disciplinary, transversal and inclusive (academics, policy-makers, people at large from different states, religions, genders, ethnicities, etc.).

Format: ​Zoom, private sessions. We won’t be streaming the sessions live with exception of the final event.  We’ll make the keynote presentations public.

Roundtable 1, Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 4pm BST

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Seb Carney, Head of Environment, Social, Governance and Sustainability, Daisy Group

Seb supports the corporate and business unit strategies around ESG. This has both an internal and external focus. It has included the implementation and alignment to the Wates Corporate Governance Principles. The implementation of a range of policies, particularly the reinforcement of the businesses’ people focus. He works closely with the CEO, COO and wider boards to help realise the organisation’s wider objectives. This includes substantial outreach, to build strong partnerships, internal and external goals. This will enable Daisy to strengthen closely with others. This, partnership reinforcement, is a crucial element of the role is one of Daisy’s three values, and is one that is in the interests of all parties. The positive mantra being: “to build a better planet, together with our people and wider partners in the interests of all stakeholders”. Seb has worked globally supporting countries, cities and businesses realise their goals. This encompasses the environmental, social and economic implications.


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-carney-phd-llm-24023a57/?originalSubdomain=uk  

Thierry Roussin, CEO, AguiaLabs

Thierry is the founder of AguiaLabs, a global consultancy that helps large organizations focus on purpose and build disruptive business models that generate sustainable both economic value and societal impact, and ultimately, systems change. Specialist of value creation, he also advises leaders on driving business and cultural innovation in complexity. He dedicates part of his time as a pro bono advisor to social startups and changemakers in Europe and Africa, and is involved in the development of impact finance and higher education programs focused on impact. Thierry lives in Paris, France. 

Contact: troussin@aguialabs.com

Website: http://www.aguialabs.com/

Maiden R. Manzanal-Frank, MA

Maiden is known as the Global Strategist. She advises governments, businesses, non-profits, and international organizations to achieve their impacts with precision and sustainability. As the Founder and President of GlobalStakes Consulting, she is a global impact advisor, an award-winning diversity champion, consultant, speaker, coach, upcoming author, and mentor to many aspiring social innovators around the world.

She is the Bhichai and Khunying Charoye Rattakul Scholar for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the Rotary Peace Center in Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She was an award recipient of the Outstanding Diversity Outreach and Communications Award from the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards for leading one of the most successful community diversity projects in Canada. 

Her professional and consulting experience spans two decades in the area of global humanitarian and aid development, economic development, and cross-cultural management working with municipalities, international organizations, and advisory councils at the national, regional, and international levels. She has lived on two continents, traveled in 33 countries, and worked in 14 countries in Asia. She had consulting work in Canada and internationally. 

She lectures at the Red Deer Polytechnic Division for Advanced Education and Rotary Peace Fellowship Centre at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand on leadership, management, intercultural teams, social change, and strategy.


Website: www.maidenmfrank.com 

Roundtable 2, Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 2pm BST

Keynote Speakers

Jaime Tatay

Jaime is an engineer, ethicist and theologian at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, where he teaches courses (mainly to undergrads) on sustainability, environmental ethics and religious ethics.

His research focuses on the intersection between nature conservation and spirituality, and in the relationship between environmental ethics and religious ideas/teachings

Latest publications: https://web.comillas.edu/profesor/jtatay

Peter Kalevi Kurronen

Peter middle and high school teacher at Kulosaari upper secondary school in Helsinki, Finland (https://ksyk.fi/language/en/frontpage-2/). He claims to teach capitalism when asked what he does. He teaches civics, business studies and supervise the student council and support students. He hosts international guests in the heart of Helsinki near the embassies. He is a former U.S. Air Force police officer and has worked in the corporate world for a little as well. Education wise he has a MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Jyväskylä, and a M.A. in Economics with a focus on entrepreneurship from Aalto University; where Dr. Klapper was his thesis mentor. Under her supervision he wrote his thesis, which was published. Gathering data for that study he lived on a remote beach in Nicaragua near the filming of the TV show Survivor, and gathered info on entrepreneurs building a community nearly off grid.

He now teaches business studies where his students learn what is business, what is an economical choice, how to finance purchases and how to present a business plan. His students build their final business plans around the local U.S. Embassy’s pitch competition (Shark Tank for juniors basically): https://fi.usembassy.gov/education-culture/aec/

Andreas Zitek

DI Dr. ANDREAS ZITEK MSc(GIS) holds a PhD in landscape architecture and planning and is working as e-Learning Innovator and Didactical Designer at the Teaching and Learning Services, Division of E-Learning and Didactics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). He is also engaged as a Senior Researcher at the new Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety & Innovation (FFoQSI) and associated to the Department of Chemistry, Division of Analytical Chemistry at BOKU. Additionally, he holds an European Master degree in Geographical Information Sciences (GIS), and is certified Coach for Creative Scientific and Professional Writing. He has recently coordinated an Erasmus+ strategic partnership on sustainable entrepreneurship education (INTRINSIC – Innovative Education for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences), but has been involved in several projects aiming at the development and evaluation of new and innovative teaching and learning approaches already in the past in EU FP 6 and EU FP 7 projects (e.g. the DynaLearn software for qualitative systems modelling based on artificial intelligence techniques (“qualitative reasoning”). He is experienced in using quantitative and qualitative evaluations of behaviour and knowledge of students during, before and after learning activities based on the grounded theory approach using Transana and Atlas.ti coding and analysis softwares. He is also working as lecturer at BOKU, developing, applying and evaluating innovative Blended Learning activities and course modules, especially related to scientific writing and qualitative systems modelling. His current interest is on the systematic development and evaluation of competences associated with sustainable entrepreneurship in Life Science students.

Final event: September or November 2022 (TBC whether face to face or online, depending on the situation at the time in relation to the pandemic).

Free limited tickets:


If you’re interested in sending an abstract (up to 500 words) for consideration or simply taking part in our roundtables, please send your email to j.nunez@mmu.ac.uk  by Friday 22nd April 2022.

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