April 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Dr. Band is the 2014 Birdsall Dreiss Lecturer of the Geological Society of America. Note day and location change, Tuesday April 29 in Geo Corner - Bldg. 320, Room 220
April 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Thomas Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, will discuss long-run drivers of global food prices and prospects for food price changes over coming decades. Johan Swinnen, Professor of Development Economics and Director of LICOS Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the University of Leuven in Belgium, will discuss economic and political implications of a bursting of the food price bubble.
May 1, 2014 9:00 am
The Stanford community and the public are invited to hear arguments in a case adjudicated by Stanford Professor Buzz Thompson.
May 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Stephen Haber will give a talk titled Climate, Technology, and the Evolution of Political and Economic Institutions.
May 5, 2014 8:30 am
The Stanford Woods Institute will convene its inaugural Sustainability Summit for a cohort of 50 top CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, business leaders and Stanford faculty. This is an invitation-only event; highlights and related resources will be available in mid-May.
May 10, 2014 11:30 am
This independently organized TED event will feature talks by Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellows Steve Palumbi and Noah Diffenbaugh
May 22, 2014 2:00 pm
His Excellency Dr. Hazim El-Naser will give a talk titled Water Security in the Middle East. Please note the time for this special event is 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Thursday, May 22.
May 22, 2014 5:30 pm
Dr. Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Prior to his role at Stanford, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama from January 2009 until April 2013. As the longest serving Energy Secretary, he began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy), the Energy Innovation Hubs, and the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings.
May 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Dr. Tim Crews will give a talk titled Meeting the Global Agricultural Challenge in the 21st Century: Can Ecological Intensification Deliver?
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.