Weston Roundtable Archives

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Fall 2019

September 05
Iñupiaq insights into extreme weather and climate change: the value of traditional science
DR. BOB RABIN, Research Meteorologist, NOAA/National Severe Storms Lab Norman, OK and Honorary Fellow, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, UW-Madison

September 12
Environmental and Diplomatic Crisis in Brazil: What to Expect of Bolsonaro’s Government
RAONI RAJãO, Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

September 19
Global Energy - The Next Chapter
DAVID NAGEL, Board Member, OurEnergyPolicy.org; Co-founder, Forum2100.org

September 26
Mission Innovation, Not Mission Impossible: How Can Policy Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation?
JACQUELYN PLESS, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

October 03
Ethics and the Social Cost of Carbon
PAUL KELLEHER, Associate Professor, Departments of Philosophy & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 10
The Politics of Carbon Pricing
BARRY RABE, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan

October 17
The Power of Smart City Technologies to Transform Communities: Experiences with the University of Michigan Urban Collaboratory
JEROME P. LYNCH, Donald Malloure Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Urban Collaboratory, University of Michigan

October 24
Detection Dogs: Moving from the "Feel Good" to the "Really Good" for Strong Science
MARY CABLK, Associate Research Professor Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada

October 31
Hydraulics of Urban Floods and Ecohydrology of the Amazon Rainforest
VALERIY IVANOV, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

November 07
Changing the World Through Investing
TOM EGGERT, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Founder, WI Sustainable Business Council

November 14
Envisioning Tomorrow's Energy Systems
SUZANNE BAKER, Creative Director, Fastest Path to Zero Initiative, University of Michigan

November 21
Wild Technology: Stories from Developing Technology for Wildlife Conservation
SHAH SELBE, Founder, Conservify Fellow, National Geographic Society

December 05
"First We Must Consider Manoomin”: Tribally Directed Collaborative Research on Wild Rice
CRYSTAL NG, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Spring 2020

January 23
A Humanist, an ichthyologist and a scuba diver walked into a river...
LYNNE HEASLEY, Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University

January 30
How to Solve Climate by 2030: We CAN Change the Future
EBAN GOODSTEIN, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Bard College

February 06
Can Financialization Save Nature? The Case of Endangered Species
DIANE-LAURE ARJALIES, Ivey Business School, Western University (Canada)

February 13
Making the Case for Large Landscape Conservation: Yellowstone to Yukon
JODI HILTY, President and Chief Scientist, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

February 20
More Nuclear Power: Should We Risk It?
CHARLES FERGUSON, Director, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

February 27
Planetary Health: Cross-Cutting Principles We Can Live With
TEDDIE M. POTTER, Clinical Professor, Director of Planetary Health, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

March 05
Fannie Lou Hamer, Black Agricultural Cooperatives and Freedom Farmers
MONICA WHITE, Associate Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 12

TBA

March 19

NO LECTURE - SPRING BREAK

March 26

RHETT BUTLER, Founder and CEO, Mongabay News

April 02

TBA

April 09
Global Unanimity Agreement on the Carbon Budget
JOHN ROEMER, Yale University

April 16
Revisiting Aldo Leopold’s 1942 essay, "Land Use and Democracy,” for its relevance on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
STEVE LAWRY, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

April 23
Delaying Climate Change: The Impact of Cool Technologies Upon Heat Wave Meteorology and Health
LARRY KALKSTEIN, Univerisity of Miami

April 30
Gender and transportation
INES SANCHEZ DE MADARIAGA, Director of the Women and Science Unit, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy Spain