Convergence Lab CDMX

About Convergence Lab CDMX

Launched in 2017, Convergence Lab CDMX is an Arizona State University project that seeks to connect the university with Mexican audiences and partners to explore ideas of mutual interest, through a series of public events and ambitious ideas journalism. Convergence, either between academic disciplines or nations, is the order of the day, and Convergence Lab offers a forum to learn from each other, and think our way to a better, shared North American future.

For more information contact:
Andres Martinez - Convergence Lab CDMX Editorial Director
Mia Armstrong - Convergence Lab CDMX Coordinator

Events

Invitation to the event

La Movilidad Urbana del Futuro/ Urban Mobility of the Future

This year has changed the way we move about our cities and communities, and what that movement means. While the shift to remote working has emptied metro cars, buses and highways of many daily commuters, people without the privilege to stay home face increased risks through their continued use public transportation, thus illuminating the divide between those who can better protect their health and that of their families and those who cannot. 

As cities roll out and begin to implement their reopening plans, we find ourselves at a crucial moment to examine and rethink the inequality blueprinted into the roads, tunnels, sidewalks and bus stops of urban areas like Mexico City and Phoenix.

Join a binational discussion to consider the future of mobility in a pandemic- and climate change-battered world. The event will be held in English.

Panelists:

Fátima Masse, project coordinator, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad
Diana Bowman, professor, ASU School for the Future of Innovation and Society, associate dean for international engagement, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Ram Pendyala, director, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Title says " In Life and on the Pitch, Thriving in 3 Leagues," shows pictures of four speakers.

In Life and on the Pitch, Thriving in 3 Leagues (En la Vida y en la Cancha, Triunfando en 3 Ligas)

Globally, women's football is booming, attracting a growing number of players, fans, and investors. Last year's World Cup in France was an international hit, and many countries are developing stronger domestic leagues.  All this comes in the wake of a generation-long expansion of the sport at the youth level, with football playing a phenomenal role in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world, far beyond those who end up playing professionally.  

Join us in a conversation with 3 remarkable stars of the game from 3 different leagues. The event will be in English with interpretation to Spanish.

Players: 
Daniela Solís, Rayadas, Liga MX Femenil 
Karen Bardsley, Manchester City, Football Association Women's Super League
Caprice Dydasco, Sky Blue FC, National Women's Soccer League

Moderator: 
Victoria Jackson, sports historian, Arizona State University

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Articles

Article

Building a future for the next generation — on and off the pitch

ASU Now - Sept. 11, 2020

Over the past several years, women’s soccer has seen meteoric global growth. 

In ASU’s most recent Convergence Lab event, Sports Historian Victoria Jackson caught up with three professional soccer players who embody hustle, responsibility and innovation, both on and off the pitch: Caprice Dydasco of Sky Blue FC, Karen Bardsley of Manchester City and Daniela Solis of Rayadas de Monterrey.

 

Acceso a herramientas de aprendizaje digital más importante que nunca

Sentido Común - Aug. 15, 2020

A nivel mundial, más de la mitad de la población nunca se ha conectado a internet ni cuenta con acceso. A medida que los educadores y gobiernos luchan por encontrar opciones para continuar las clases en medio de una pandemia, estas enormes brechas en la conectividad al internet se han vuelto cada vez más visibles y sus efectos son sumamente devastadores.

El gobierno de López Obrador debe prepararse para una disminución en el envío de remesas

El Economista - Aug. 27, 2020

Los cambios a las políticas de inmigración y salud de Estados Unidos durante la actual crisis ponen en peligro el flujo de remesas desde el país vecino, generando posibles consecuencias para la economía mexicana que podrían durar hasta una década.

Meeting crisis with empathy

ASU Now - August 21, 2020

Has the pandemic brought communities together or driven them apart? 

Like most things these days, the answer to that question — which kicked off ASU’s most recent Convergence Lab event — is complicated.

¿Las aguas residuales pudieron haber advertido sobre la Covid-19?

Tec Review - August 5, 2020

¿Estudiar los desechos de miles de inodoros en las ciudades? Devin Bowes, Rolf Halden y Erin Driver, científicos del Biodesign Institute en la Arizona State University, aseguran que las aguas residuales son una fuente de información, que ayuda a detectar y prevenir enfermedades.

Future Tense/Letras Libres

Future Tense, Arizona State’s Washington, DC-based collaboration with New America and Slate magazine that explores the impact of technology on society, is proud to partner with Letras Libres, one of the most influential ideas magazines in the Spanish-speaking world. Future Tense and Letras Libres are jointly producing editorial content and live events in Mexico.

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Cómo el embajador de Trump en México se convirtió en estrella de Twitter

Letras Libres - Aug 18, 2020

Christopher Landau ha ganado seguidores y likes en Twitter, pero su personalidad pública tiene poco que ver con las políticas del gobierno al que representa. Su caso ilustra la complejidad de la diplomacia en tiempos de redes sociales.

Ningún estudiante debería tener que sentarse a escuchar una lección por Zoom

Letras Libres - Aug 11, 2020

El encierro causado por la pandemia que ha afectado al mundo entero podría mostrarnos la importancia de cambiar nuestros métodos de enseñanza en las aulas.

Cabernet maridado con carbono

Letras Libres - July 8, 2020

Los viticultores del valle de Napa, en California, adoptan paulatinamente técnicas agrícolas que buscan aumentar la captura del carbono en la tierra. Pero los científicos dudan sobre el impacto que estas tienen en la mitigación del cambio climático.

La cuarentena sin conexión en Cuba

Future Tense/Letras Libres - June 23, 2020

En Cuba el confinamiento es desafiante, por lo complicado que es acceder a internet para trabajar, comunicarse o buscar entretenimiento. Algunos han conseguido superar las limitaciones.

Árboles de conocimiento

Future Tense / Letras Libres - Jan. 3, 2020

Aunque los árboles tienen una inteligencia mayor de la que normalmente les reconocemos, podrían no estar listos para los cambios que tendrán que enfrentar como consecuencia de la crisis climática.