Andrew Jones

April 20, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

part of a series on Game


About the speaker

Andrew (Drew) Jones is a Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, named the 2017 “Best U.S. Energy and Environment Think Tank.“ An expert on international climate and energy issues, his quotes and simulations appear frequently in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media.

His team’s climate model was instrumental in the historic 2014 US-China bi-lateral climate deal, setting up the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Trained in system dynamics modeling at Dartmouth College and at MIT, Jones teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School. He lectures at MIT and Stanford.

Drew has lived in Asheville for twenty years; his son attends Asheville High and daughter is a freshman at App State.

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What if a game could save humanity from itself?

Drew Jones and his geeked-out team of MIT modelers created a simulation game that engaged the Dalai Lama and then spread virally to 74 countries. He traces its roots back to a wild experiment in the 1980s where hundreds of college students carried their trash for a week.

He’ll show how, in the end, our interdependence will save the day.