George Perkins Marsh Institute

Marsh Lectures

Seminar Series 2013-14 Academic Year

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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. Seminar dates speakers are as follows:


"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
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Alexander Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University
Maharajh "Creative Destruction and Great Transitions: Emerging Alternative Pathways in the 21st Century"
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Rasigan Maharajh, Visiting Scholar: George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University; Research Fellow: Tellus Institute, Boston; Chief Director: Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology, Republic of South Africa
Schweizer "The Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS: Facilitating the German Energy Transition"
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pia-Johanna Schweizer, Senior Researcher, ZIRIUS Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart

Seminars are open to all in the Clark community and will take place from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm in the University Center Lurie Conference Room. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 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.