Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development

March 25, 2008

On April 3 and 4, the National Academy of Sciences will hold a meeting to identify and promote practical interventions that could better link knowledge with action in pursuit of sustainable development. Presenters will summarize and discuss relevant research and practical experience from around the world. Themes include: research and development priorities; integrating knowledge; building end-to-end systems; designing adaptive systems that link action with knowledge; and managing power and interests.

On April 3, Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, will deliver the 2008 Arthur M. Sackler Lecture titled Opportunities and Limits in the Creation of Useful Knowledge for Sustainable Development. The poster session and reception will begin at 4:40 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public; registration and photo ID are required.

The program, part of the Sackler Colloquium series, will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building at 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. A program, list of speakers, and registration information are available online at Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance.
CONTACT: Susan Marty, Sackler Colloquia, 949-721-2213 or e-mail

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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