Archive for Environmental Speaker Series

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Focus on the Region: The Economics of Sustainability

Who: Jason Scorse & other environmental exhibitors

Where: University Center, California State Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

When: Wed, February 16, 8:30am – 4:00pm   

Come for a exhibition at University Center at CSUMB featuring MIIS’s own Prof. Jason Scorse among other exhibitors. Prof. Scorse will discuss his new book “What Environmentalist’s Need to Know about Economics.” View event schedule and full list of participants.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Climate Change and the Oceans: How Science and Policy Interact

Who: MIIS Community
What: COS Marine Program Lecture Series
When: April 14, 2010 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Irvine Auditorium

As the fifth event in the MARINE lecture series “What do policy makers need to know about climate change and the oceans?”, MIIS will host an evening presentation with special guest Dr. Wil Burns.  Dr. Burns has worked for more than 20 years in the nonprofit environmental sector, governmental sector and academia.

He specializes in scientific, legal and political issues related to climate change and biodiversity, including the threats facing whales and other marine species. Dr. Burns will be addressing the dynamic issues of fisheries, invasive species and geo-engineering in the context of science and policy and strategies to promote positive stewardship of our oceans.

Refreshments to be provided courtesy of the Center for Ocean Solutions.  For more information, please contact Amy Holste, MIIS Student Representative:

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Public Lecture by Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben on April 2

When: Friday, April 2, 2010, 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building
499 Pierce St., Monterey, CA 93940

Influential author, educator, and environmentalist Bill McKibben will deliver a lecture and reading from his forthcoming book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.

McKibben is the founder of, an international climate change campaign named for the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, dedicated to uniting the world around solutions to the climate crisis.  McKibben’s writing on the climate crisis and other environmental issues includes twelve books and numerous contributions to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Outside.  McKibben, a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, also serves as director of the college’s Fellowships in Environmental Journalism.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Dr. Jim Williams: The World in 2050

The Environmental Speaker Series invites you to the final Fall 2009 event:

The World in 2050: Technology Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future

Dr. Jim Williams
MIIS GSIPM Associate Professor

6pm-8pm, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Irvine Auditorium

Sponsored by the Homer Hayward Family Foundation

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Nov. 16: CSR or Greeenwashing?

Corporate Social Responsibility or Greenwashing: Do Metrics Actually Measure and Motivate CSR?

Who: Aaron (Ronnie) Chatterji, Assistant Professor, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

When: Monday, November 16 from 6-8pm (Irvine)

Free and open to the public

View flyer

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Environmental Speaker Series: Managing our Oceans

Monday, November 9th

6pm-8pm, Irvine Auditorium

Rikki Dunsmore, Professor, University of the South Pacific

Managing our Oceans: Recent national and international initiatives to conserve marine ecosystems

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Environmental Speaker Series: 2 Decades of Water Transfers

Monday, October 26th

Juliet Christian-Smith, Senior Research Associate, Pacific Institute

Two Decades of Water Transfers:
What have we learned and where do we go from here?

Where:  Irvine Auditorium
When:  6pm-8pm, Monday Oct. 26th

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Oct 19 & 22 – Environmental Speaker Series

Environmental Speaker Series for October 19 & 22
6pm & 8pm
Irvine Auditorium

Monday, October 19th

Elizabeth Chornesky, Freelance Consultant

Lessons from the Front Lines: Linking Science and Policy to Advance Ecosystem Sustainability

Extra: Thursday, October 22nd 6PM

Screening of “End of the Line” followed by panel discussion moderated by Professor Scorse, and including IEP alum and winner of the 2009 Time Magazine Environmental Heroes Award, Casson Trenor.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Environmental Speaker Series – The Value of Waves

Monday, October 12th


Irvine Auditorium

Dean LaTourette, Executive Director, Save The Waves

The Value of Waves

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Environmental Speaker Series – Incentive-based Approaches to Marine Conservation

Monday, October 5th

6pm- 8pm, Irvine Auditorium

Heidi Gjertsen, Consultant, Conservation International, Marine Management Areas Science: Economic Incentives

Incentive-based Approaches to Marine Conservation

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Environmental Speaker Series – Beyond Food Miles: Thinking Critically About Agricultural Sustainability

Environmental Speaker Series

Beyond Food Miles: Thinking Critically About Agricultural Sustainability

Monday, September 28 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Morse Building B206

Myra Goodman, co-founder, Earthbound Farms

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Environmental Speaker Series – Advances in Green Building

Environmental Speaker Series – Advances in Green Building

Monday, September 21, 2009

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Irvine Auditorium

Jeff Condit, MIIS Alum and Manager of Strategy and Development, Rana Creek

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