Brad Allenby




Dr. Brad Allenby President’s Professor, Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Professor of Law Director, Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management Braden R. Allenby is currently Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, and Professor of Law, at Arizona State University. Previously, he served as the Environment, Health and Safety Vice President for AT&T in 2004. He is the founding director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, and the founding chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security at ASU. Allenby has held multiple fellowships and is currently an AAAS Fellow, a Batten Fellow in Residence at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. From 1995-1996, he served as Director of Energy and Environmental Systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Dr. Allenby received his BA from Yale University in 1972, his J. D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1978, his Masters in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1979, his Masters in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University in the Spring of 1989, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers in 1992.

Research Interests:

- Earth systems engineering and management

- Ethical and strategic implications of emerging technologies, especially in military and security domains

- Sustainable engineering and industrial ecology

- Science and technology policy

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Explore how social, technological, and sustainable systems are interacting to create the modern world, and how you can use that knowledge to create a better one in this credit-eligible course. Understand the impact of technology on sustainability and society, using relevant historical examples and current issues in the news, and gain insight on the cultural frameworks within which ideas such as sustainability and different technologies are understood and evolve. You’ll also explore emerging technologies from the Industrial Revolution through present day, leading to a future that will be complex and challenging, and in many ways look like science fiction.

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