What are the main areas of Sustainability you are interested in
Economics, alternative economic systems (LETS, time-banks), localisation, slow food, cities, transition towns, renewable energy, community engagement, communicating sustainability, policy and politics of sustainability
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself (no more than 3 paragraphs)
John Barry is Reader in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy and Associate Director of the Institute for a Sustainable World at Queens University Belfast. He has written extensively about normative aspects of environmental politics, citizenship and sustainability; the political economy of sustainability and the politics of renewable energy. His publications include, Rethinking Green Politics: Nature, Virtue, Progress (Sage, 1999) [Winner of the PSA's WJM Mackenzie Prize for best book published in political science 1999]; Environment and Social Theory, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2007), with John Proops, Citizenship, Sustainability and Environmental Research, (Edward Elgar, 2000); and has co-edited (with Marcel Wissenburg), Sustaining Liberal Democracy: Ecological Challenges and Opportunities, (Palgrave, 2001); (with Gene Frankland) The International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics, (Routledge, 2001); (with Robyn Eckersley), The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (MIT Press, 2005). He is also co-editor of the journal Environmental Politics and Ecopolitics online. He is currently working on a monograph on green politics, vulnerability, political economy and civic republicanism.
I am also co-chair of the NI region of the Green Party and am a member of the core group for Holywood Transition Town. I am also chair of the Management Council of the Holywood Steiner School.
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Reader in Politics, Assistant Director, Institute for a Sustainable World, Queen's University Belfast
Would you have time to have a bit of a chat over a pint/coffee or indeed a pint of coffee regarding Green New Deal regarding Northern Ireland? Also very interested in the transition town movement as I live in Holywood.
p.s. love the discussion the other night at Queens
I just wanted to express thanks for the lecture last week. It was excellent, and certainly thought provoking on many levels and I feel will have helped to generate even more energy for the seventh generation team. I appreciate the time required to prepare and deliver the lecture, so thank you. I am only sorry that I was unable to remain until the end. I look forward to hearing you speak again.
Grand, 15th at 10.30 in Common Grounds it is then. Can you also contact Emma (whom I don't know) and Ada/Zand to invite them along as well? It would be useful to email some ideas before the meeting to focus our discussion. My mobile number is 07876597900 in case you need to contact me.
Peace, people and planet
Is there a good time in the fist two weeks of May that we could meet to brainstorm a bit more for the Capacity steering of 7th Gen? You Emma and I all work in the Queens vicinity and were thinking lunch in the area, say Bookfinders- or OUTSIDE? could be in order for the meeting.
13 or 14th of May - either of them work for you?