Events Archive

March 2014

Mar 18 – CANCELLED – Susan Biniaz / ELPP Lecture Series


Susan Biniaz is a former deputy legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State. She was the State Department’s lead climate change lawyer for more than 20 years and was considered to be the Obama Administration’s top international lawyer handling climate-change issues.

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Mar 17 – Food Security & Sociopolitical Stability

Food Security And Sociopolitical Stability Lecture

Event Date:
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Samuel T. Dana Building, Room 2024
Christopher Barrett will speak about his new book Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability. Global food price spikes in 2008 and 2011 coincided with political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Angry consumers took to the streets in scores of nations. In some places, food riots turned violent, pressuring governments and in a few cases contributed to their overthrow. Foreign investors sparked a new global land rush, adding a different set of pressures. With scientists cautioning that the world has entered a new era of steadily rising food prices, perhaps aggravated by climate change, the specter of widespread food insecurity and sociopolitical instability weighs on policymakers worldwide. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling agricultural research and technology transfer efforts, and the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But will these efforts suffice? The presentation will be followed by comments and discussion by SNRE Professor Arun Agrawal and MSU Professor David Tschirley and will close with an audience Q&A.

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Mar 16-19 – Leopold Leadership Program at Stanford

Andy Hoffman will be facilitating advanced training sessions for leaders from the following organizations:  EDF, Sustainability Consortium, National Climate Data Center, The World Environment Center and the University of Minnesota  for the Leopold Leadership Program March 16-19 at Stanford.
The training will focus on an integrated approach for collective impact-collaborating with private sector consortia, corporate partnerships with NGOs, and existing university initiatives – for solving complex problems. Be one of the first academics to join the conversations. Your voice is needed at the table! Event details

Mar 14 – Greg Page, Executive Chairman of Cargill / Erb Speaker Series

Choices in Food Security
Time: 12:30-2:00pm
Location: Ross, R2240

This event is free and open to the public.

Read Mr. Page’s Bio | Event details
Read the transcript of Mr. Page’s presentation

The live streamed video may be viewed here during and after the presentation.

Mar 13 – SNRE Whittemore Lecture with William Johnson

Room 1040, Dana Building

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Mar 12 – Climate and Adaption / Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum

Ann Arbor District Library

A discussion of current adaptation and resiliency strategies within the community, an introduction of the newly launched Community Climate Partnership, a coalition of community stakeholders working to further support the City’s Climate Action Plan, and how to take steps to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Mar 6 – Entrepreneurial Ecosystem / Michigan Energy Forum

Spark Central – 330 East Liberty, Lower Level

Free and open to the public

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February 2014

Feb 21 – Supply Chain Energy and Resource Management / Sustainable Systems Forum

Dana 1040

Eric Masanet, Northwestern University
Industrial Sustainability Through Supply Chain Energy and Resource Management

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Feb 18 – Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell

4:10-5:30 p.m.
Hutchins Hall room 220

All are invited to hear Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell – a member of President Obama’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and of the ABA Task Force on Sustainable Development – give a presentation at UM Law School on the challenges of adapting to climate change.

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Feb 13 – SNRE Dean’s Speakers Series with Mei Po Kwan

Dana Building, Room 1040

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