College of Global Futures Speakers Bureau
ASU’s Design Principles for a New American University emphasize social embeddedness – being connected to the community. The College of Global Futures embodies this principle by offering companies and organizations access to the knowledge of our scholars and professionals through a Speakers Bureau. We know that a better world includes gender equality, clean water and air, combating climate change, and more. Our speakers are dedicated to the disciplines that comprise our three schools: the School of Sustainability, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the School of Complex Adaptive Systems.
Request a speaker for your event
Please complete the simple web form. This will forward your needs directly to a staff member, who will respond to your request within 48 hours. Alternatively, you can directly contact one of our staff members on the phone. They will be happy to walk through your needs and help identify a speaker for your event.
Some of our featured speakers
Shirley-Ann Behravesh is a senior sustainability scientist and an instructor with the School of Sustainability. Professor Behravesh holds degrees in management, finance, manufacturing engineering and sustainability. She has extensive project management experience with various sustainability projects, including sustainable technologies, transportation, construction, food and businesses. Her research focuses on understanding sustainable organizations, their culture, leadership and their goals. She also works and is interested in the fields of supply chain sustainability, social entrepreneurship and the design of sustainable products including biomimicry. Behravesh works with non-profit organizations in the field of sustainable procurement, including the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and the American Sustainable Business Council. view full bio
Peter Byck has over 20 years’ experience as a director and editor. His first documentary “Garbage” won the South by Southwest Film Festival. (It screened in scores of festivals in the U.S. and Europe and played at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center).
In addition, he has edited documentaries for Peter Jackson’s last two films, “Lord of the Rings” and “King Kong.” Peter has also worked as an editor or director for documentaries and promotional shorts for Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MTV, Vh1, BBC, Disney and MGM, for shows and movies including “The West Wing,” “The Matrix,” “Scrubs,” “ER” and many more.
Alycia de Mesa
Alycia de Mesa’s lineage is as a fourth-generation Arizonan and a mixed-race American of Mexican, Apache of Chihuahua and Coahuila, Indigenous Mexican of Durango, Japanese, British-German descent. She is a Senior Sustainability Scholar for the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation. Her 25-year professional focus has been to help companies, organizations and individual people succeed with brand development, marketing, communications and storytelling for engaging and positive outcomes. As a national and international brand and marketing advisor, she has worked with all sizes of business from Fortune 100 to start-ups as well as nonprofits and social ventures. view full bio