October 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Susan E. Rice, President Obama's national security adviser and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will speak at Stanford on the topic of climate change and national security. President John Hennessy will introduce Rice, who is a Stanford alumna.
October 13, 2015 3:00 pm
The Natural Capital Project celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special symposium featuring two panels. The first panel will address investments in natural capital by corporate and government leaders, including cases in China, Myanmar and Mozambique. The second panel will consider frontiers in ecosystem services, such as how to improve urban livability, opportunities for new academic research, working with development banks as they green their investment portfolios, and how technology start-ups are pursuing natural capital.
November 4, 2015 5:00 pm
Craig McIntosh, professor of economics, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, discusses how technology can help countries leap-frog some of the barriers to agricultural productivity in Africa, and will present the lessons that have emerged from the ATAI trials. RSVP required by 5:00pm on November 3rd.
December 2, 2015 10:00 am
The YES Conference, organized by and for Stanford PhD students, other graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, brings together environmental researchers from all seven schools at Stanford for innovative dialogue and productive collaboration regarding environmental issues. The goals of the conference are to advance interdisciplinary environmental research, identify connections and build strategic collaborations across the Stanford community through the event’s novel interdisciplinary space.
The Environmental Forum informs the Stanford community about a broad range of environmental issues and solutions through presentation and discussion by global experts from within Stanford and other leading academic institutions, government, NGOs, foundations and business. The forum is open to Stanford faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff.
MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education) hosts a bi-monthly seminar series. Most seminars are preceded by journal club sessions held either at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and in the Monterey area where students discuss the background on the topic and prepare questions for the seminar. Seminar topics this year will include: ocean acidification, desalination, and salmon and dams. The MARINE program, an initiative sponsored by the Center for Ocean Solutions, facilitates exchange among students by providing an array of inter-institutional activities such as courses, seminars, and workshops, which create opportunities for students to apply their training to ocean challenges and engage in real world problem-solving and policy recommendations. It is a collaboration of seven academic campuses: CSU Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and UC Santa Cruz.