Marsh Institute announces 2013-2014 seminar series speakers, topics

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2013-14 Academic Year Seminar Series. Seminars will present cutting-edge research on human/environment interactions taking place at Clark University, and are designed to catalyze discussions regarding future research possibilities.

Seminars are open to all in the Clark community and will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Lurie Conference Room (University Center). A 40 to 45 minute presentation will be followed by 15 to 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with speakers is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own brown-bag lunch if desired.

Seminar dates and speakers are as follows:

Lynn “The End of Biodiversity: Ethical and Policy Issues Around the Super-Predator, Felis Catus”
Thursday, September 26, 2013

William Lynn, Research Scientist, George Perkins Marsh Institute

Bell “On the Road to Solutions: Lessons from Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative”
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kathleen Bell, Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Maine

Layzer 2013-14 Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture: “Open for Business: Conservative Activism and U.S. Environmental Policy”
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Judith Layzer, Associate Professor and Head, Environmental Policy and Planning Group, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Connolly “The Social-Ecological Challenge of Megaregions”
Thursday, February 6, 2014

James T. Connolly, Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Political Science, Northeastern University

Gallagher “The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology”
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Director, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, Tufts University

Thompson Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise: “Designing Global Climate Institutions: Political and Legal Challenges”
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Alexander Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University