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Thursday, May 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote: Gary Dirks, "Solutions, scale, and sustainability: how humanities, arts, and social science can determine the future of well being"

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Dr. Dirks is director of the Global Institute of Sustainability and director of LightWorks, an Arizona State University initiative that capitalizes on ASU's strengths in solar energy and other light-inspired research. He is also the Julie Wrigley Chair of Sustainable Practices and a professor of practice in the School of Sustainability and former member of the Board of Trustees for Sustainabiity @ ASU. Before joining ASU, Dirks was the president of BP Asia-Pacific and the president of BP China. In China, he grew BP from an operation with fewer than 30 employees and no revenue to more than 1,300 employees and revenues of about $4 billion in 2008. Dirks received a Ph.D. in chemistry from ASU in 1980. He was the first doctoral student to work in the Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis (now the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis).


President Michael Crow

Michael M. Crow became the 16th president of Arizona State University on July 1, 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution that combines the highest levels of academic excellence, inclusiveness... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am MST
COOR 170 975 S Myrtle Ave Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281
  HASTAC 2016 Conference, Morning Keynote
  • Session Location COOR 170