Jessica Templeton is a political scientist and award-winning educator who is the Director of the LSE 100 course.
With expertise in global environmental politics and regulation of hazardous chemicals, Jessica is also a writer, editor and team leader for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a nonpartisan publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development that analyses multilateral environmental negotiations conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.
I met Jessica at a fascinating AI conference and simply had a lot of fun talking to her. It was a delight to continue our conversation and find lot's of common ground as well as learn about her work in political science and policymaking. A really topical conversation for those interested in how political decisions are made and what we can do to influence them.
- The importance of outdoor activities in developing a connection with the environment and nature – excessive and mindless usage of technology may pose a barrier to that.
- How external influences like the upbringing in a feminist household and being a part of a Quaker school with a unique and distinct focus on equality and inclusion helped Jessica develop her outlook on socio-economic and political aspects of life.
- Discussion on the topics of gender discrimination practised in professional ecosystems, socio-economic issues, and their addressing, and the effectiveness and implementation of collective action.
- Taking responsibility for one’s actions as an individual and their impacts on the environment and community.
- How consumers must become conscious of the impacts of their shopping habits on the environment and thus pressure corporations into producing environment-friendly products by showing an increased inclination towards products and brands that are “green.”
- The importance and functioning of institutions that work to bring people together internationally to shape policies and reforms regarding rising global concerns.
- How one can learn more by trying to communicate the knowledge that they already have to other people.
- How people with different expertise address and view problems differently.
- The importance of sincere engagement in international negotiations.
Jessica and LSE 100
ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.
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