Episode 2/7 of Sustainability@work

Sustainability - Navigating social change and uncertainty

Welcome to episode 7 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci.

This is only important if you live in a society.

Our guest this week is Miriam Juan-Torres, a social scientist at More in Common, an organization working to address the underlying drivers of fracturing and polarization and build more united, resilient, and inclusive societies.

In this conversation with Miriam, we will talk about the results of her latest study Navigating Uncertainty, a study that is currently underway in six European countries and that addresses issues such as Covid-19, social trust in institutions, immigration, polarization, identities, and climate change.

Furthermore, we will discuss ways to drive social change and the potential risks for the future.

A lot of what we talk about in this episode should be part of any changemaker’s toolkit if they wish to have an impact and improve how our society and communities function.

Here are some details about our guest:
Míriam Juan-Torres is a multidisciplinary social scientist with expertise on polarization, populism, conflicts, and human rights. She currently works as a senior global researcher at More in Common and curator in residence at the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley. She also contributes as a consultant to a variety of projects across the globe and has recently taught a class on international criminal law and human rights at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Míriam has fieldwork experience in Ghana and Colombia, where she also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights respectively.

More in common: https://www.moreincommon.com/

The study “Navigating Uncertainty”:

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