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Dr. Yiwen Chiu
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1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly
NRES 180-504
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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International Education X Sustainability Forum

This is a reflective forum aiming to share and discuss how international education can shape students' perception of sustainability. The panel consists of four faculty members from Cal Poly and the National Chi-Nan University with various backgrounds but same research and teaching interests in sustainability. Please join us to share your insights and to identify feasible pathways allowing Cal Poly to advance our role in supporting sustainability education at a local and global scale.

 You can download an event flyer here.

Date time: 

June 8th, Thursday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


180-537 (5th floor, Baker Science Building. See location on map)

Seats are limited, please RSVP if you'd like to join the conversation. 


Dr. Yiwen Chiu

Topic: Change of perspective on DEI-sustainability nexus

Yiwen Chiu is an associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly. She specializes in water-energy nexus and impact footprint accounting. In 2018, Cal Poly's first environmental sustainability study abroad program in Taiwan was launched by Dr. Chiu, taking Cal Poly students overseas to explore a very different sustainability paradigm. She also taught an online international collaborative course during COVID19, enabling Cal Poly students to remotely interact with foreign students to complete sustainability projects. She has participated in a multidisciplinary workforce in Cal Poly to assess student learning outcomes from the sustainability curriculum.

Dr. Chia-Yu Yeh

Topic: University social reasonability (USR)

Chiayu Yeh is a professor in Economics Department of National Chi Nan University in Taiwan. She currently serves as a Fulbright exchange scholar (scholar in residence SIR program) in Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly. She specializes in environmental and natural resource economics, recreational and tourism economics, health economics. She currently lectures in the course of NR326: Natural Resource Economics and Valuation this spring quarter at Cal Poly.

Dr. Jason (Jay) Peters

Topic: Cross-cultural communication - opportunities and challenges in sustainability education

Jason Peters is associate professor of English and coordinator of the first-year composition program. He specializes in multilingual writing and literacies. He has published in College English, Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, and several chapters in edited collections. He is currently working on a book about the history of bilingual education in the U.S. pre-Civil Rights.

Dr. Anastasia Telesetsky 

Topic: International education for comparative global problem-solving   

Anastasia Telesetsky is a Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences specializing in environmental law,  a co-author of Global Environmental Law casebook (Aspen Publishers), and a member of the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Environmental Law.


11:00 - 11:10 Introduction
11:10 - 11:40 Panelists presentations and sharing
11:40 - 12:00 Open discussion

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