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Systems Thinking and Design for Social Change and in Policymaking


Learn how systems thinking can inform, model and impact policymaking. Society, scientists,and policymakers have to deal with wicked problems that can be assessed and solved only if seen in a systems context. In several modules that combine theory and hands-on workshops, we will move from system analysis to guidance in transforming social practices and policymaking. Participants will get to know a toolbox of techniques used in system mappingand system design. The course is designed as a series of half-day workshops with different experts and different tools. Participants are asked to bring their own problems and cases.

Lecturers: Melanie Paschke (PSC), Tobias Luthe (ETHZ), Laura Ferrarello (EPFL), Anais Sagaesser (scaling4good & innosuisse), Swen Bos (Empa)

Location:  ETH Zurich

Dates: February 27, March 6, 12, 20, April 9, 2024 (9:00-13:00)

Registration: here

Contact: Luisa Last

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The Monthly MondAI series will continue in the spring semester. A brownbag event series from lecturers for lecturers – Networking and best practices for AI-based tools in teaching and learning at D-USYS.

Registration and Flyer

Further information on venue, schedule and contact: here