Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Events: 2011

Philanthropy in the 21st Century »

November 17, 2011 5:30 pm PST

Luminaries and innovators from the field of philanthropy explored the issues facing philanthropy. Steven McCormick, President of The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Alexa Culwell, a Visiting Practitioner with Stanford Center on...

Offshore Energy After the BP Spill: Wave, Wind and the Push to Drill »

November 11, 2011 9:00 am PST

This conference, co-sponsored by the Center for Ocean Solutions, featured speakers presented information on: Offshore Drilling After the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill; Offshore Wind Energy; and Wave Energy.

United Nations International Documentary Film Festival »

October 24, 2011 8:00 am PDT

The Stanford Woods Institute was honored to be a sponsor for the United Nations International Documentary Film Festival being held at Stanford, Palo Alto and San Francisco Oct 21-30.

Food Summit 2 »

October 11, 2011 8:00 am PDT

On November 3, 2010, the Food Summit event was held on the Stanford campus with the objective of determining the breadth and depth of interest in Food issues across the university. Food Summit 2 builds on that success. In the past year, several...

Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium: The Green Revolution and Productivity Trends »

October 6, 2011 3:30 pm PDT

Understanding of the past and likely future productivity performance of African agriculture is key to assessing the overall economic growth and development prospects of the region. Food and agricultural policy experts Prabhu Pingali and Philip...

MARINE Seminar: Land-Sea Interactions in Mexico's Yaqui Valley »

October 4, 2011 6:00 pm PDT

Pam Matson will present an interdisciplinary project that explores questions related to sustainability and vulnerability of the human environment system in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico. Pam will present both the research and how the research team...

GCEP 2011 Research Symposium »

October 3, 2011 8:00 am PDT

You are invited to the Global Climate and Energy Project's seventh annual energy research symposium 'Addressing the Changing Energy Landscape.' Last year's conference was our most talked about symposium ever and was attended...

The 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium »

August 24, 2011 8:00 am PDT

CLIMATE CHANGE: FROM SCIENCE TO POLICY This symposium paid tribute to Steve Schneider, a leader in science communication and a world expert on interdisciplinary climate science. At the time of his death on July 19, 2010, he was the Melvin...

Shark and Awe: The Extreme Life of the Sea »

July 14, 2011 7:00 pm PDT

The thin surface of the sea is a sharp curtain between the marine and terrestrial worlds. And below this curtain lie thousands of amazing species that live in some of the more stressful places on earth. In this talk, marine scientist Stephen...

Managing Food Price Volatility  »

May 26, 2011 4:00 pm PDT

Peter Timmer of Harvard University discussed managing food price volatility at global, national and household levels. It is widely agreed in the development community that price spikes hurt poor consumers, price collapses hurt farmers and price...

Food, Trade & Foreign Policy with Prof. Walter Falcon »

May 9, 2011 12:45 pm PDT

Join Senior Fellow Walter P. Falcon for a discussion of where our food comes from now, where it will come from in the future and how these changes may affect international relations. Lunch will be provided! Open to the public. No RSVP required....

Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa »

April 27, 2011 4:00 pm PDT

Christopher Barrett, international professor of agriculture at Cornell University, reviewed the evidence on persistent poverty with a focus on rural Africa. He emphasized the importance of asset accumulation, productivity growth, risk management...

Connecting The Dots: The Food, Energy, Water & Climate Nexus »

April 22, 2011 1:00 pm PDT

On Earth Day 2011, Stanford experts from a range of disciplines discussed the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of food, energy, water, and environment. Drawing on their own research, the speakers...

Vision eARTH Arts & Sustainability Festival »

April 21, 2011 11:00 am PDT

Vision eARTh, Stanford's first annual Arts and Sustainability festival celebrated the artistic skills and creative achievements of members of the Stanford community and spotlighted interdisciplinary opportunities for student engagement in...

Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture? »

April 7, 2011 4:00 pm PDT

Dr. Ousmane Badiane is the Africa Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In this role, he coordinates IFPRI's work program in the areas of food policy research, capacity strengthening, and policy...

Boething Lecture: "The World Without Us" »

March 31, 2011 4:00 pm PDT

The World Without Us Alan H. Weisman, an American author and journalist, talked about his fifth book, "The World Without Us," a nonfiction eco-thriller that explores how our planet would respond without the relentless pressure of...

Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium »

March 11, 2011 1:00 pm PST

Eight Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program grant awardees from Stanford gave 15-minute presentations: 'Alfred Spormann (Civil & Environmental Engineering): Functional Understanding of the Intestinal Microbiome '...

Networks, Models of Social Interaction & the Dynamics of Infectious Disease »

February 23, 2011 4:15 pm PST

James Holland Jones is associate professor of anthropology and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. He sees the study of infectious disease and violence as necessary predicates for understanding the diversity of the...

Tanner Lectures & Discussion Seminars: The Challenge of Sustainability »

February 18, 2011 8:00 am PST

Elinor Ostrom, a Nobel laureate and political scientist, delivered the 2011 Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Discussion seminars were held a day after each lecture. Seminar participants included Stanford Woods Institute Director Buzz...

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