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SDG Academy: August 2021 Newsletter

Big news! On September 1st we will be relaunching 27 of the SDG Academy's massive open online courses! Join us in celebrating this launch by enrolling now! What do you want to learn this month?


Coming up: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Not "a Nation of Immigrants"

Join Jeffrey Sachs and renowned historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for an exclusive conversation about her book “Not ‘a Nation of Immigrants,’” in which she argues the concept of the US as a land of opportunity promotes a narrative of progress that obscures the country’s imperialist history. You won't want to miss out on this conversation!

Date: Thursday, August 26th

Time: 9:00am ET | 13:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone.)

Find all upcoming Book Club sessions at And don't forget to join the discussion on the Book Club's interactive platform!

Episode 6 of the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs podcast is out now!

In Episode 6, Professor Jeffrey Sachs welcomes University of South Carolina Professor Patricia Sullivan, author of Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White. During the episode, they reconsider the life and legacy of human rights icon Robert F. Kennedy to reveal how Kennedy emerged as a transformational leader.

This episode is available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, review, and subscribe!

Book Club Recap

In July, Jeffrey Sachs and Rick Perlstein sat down to discuss his book Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980. The lively conversation detailed the "Southernization" of American politics and the political maneuverings that gave us Ronald Reagan (and beyond).

Watch the recording in the SDG Academy Library today and look out for the podcast episode in early September!


Courses Re-launching September 1st!

HEADS UP: The majority of our courses are closing on August 31, but don't worry! Most courses will launch a rerun immediately on September 1st. Learners who need more time should re-enroll in the new run.* Check out all our courses on edX!

*Verified learners must complete the course and verify their identities before the course closes. Verified upgrades cannot be carried over to the next run.

Recap: Live Q&A with Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

On August 10th, the SDG Academy hosted a live Q&A session with Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU! During the session questions came from the live audience and the discussion board for the popular course "The Best Start in Life."

The session covered topics such as challenges to child development during the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of play, the dangers of addictive technology, and much more.

Watch the recording in the SDG Academy Library!

Learn more about the Online Master's Program at UCD!

There's still time to apply for the Online Master's in Sustainable Development at University College Dublin! What to learn more? Join a live info session on Aug 16, 23 or 30 at 12:00pm GMT. Click here to register!

We want to hear your story!

One of the most exciting things about working at the SDG Academy is hearing the stories of our learners. Each story tells us about a unique human being with dreams, purpose, and possibility to make the world a better place. If you've taken one of our courses, we want to hear your story! Fill out our blog pitch form and read the other learners' perspectives on the SDG Academy Blog today!

CSD registration is open!

Join 1000+ participants focused on making the planet more inclusive and sustainable as we share the latest research on sustainable development. This year the SDG Academy is participating in the events:

  • How digital innovation leads to inclusivity and sustainable development resilience

  • Language of sustainable development: Making sense of the 2030 Agenda within and across contexts

  • Partnerships and the Sustainable Development Goals

We hope to see you there!

We're Hiring!

Our team is looking for a Communications Manager to support our team in creating and curating relevant content on the SDGs! Sound like something you're interested in?

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