George Perkins Marsh Institute

Events Calendar

September 2014

Encouraging Innovation for Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges in Collaborating with Stakeholders in Society - Professor Masaru Yarime (U-Tokyo)
Tuesday, 9/23/2014 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
George Perkins Marsh Institute, Conference Room - free
Masaru Yarime, Project Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Innovation
Governance (STIG), Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan. Honorary Reader, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and
Public Policy (STEaPP), University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Personal Homepage: http://yarime.net/

Abstract:
To tackle with sustainability challenges, it is of critical importance to promote innovation based on a solid understanding of the structure of problems involving in complex ways various factors including science, technology, economy, and politics from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. As the existing models of university-industry-government collaboration tend to focus on narrowly-defined technical issues, a new approach to promoting collaboration with a variety of relevant stakeholders will be effective for integrating relevant knowledge and implementing social experimentation. Emerging practices of leading universities across the globe illustrate the important aspects of stakeholder collaboration, which include the creation of future visions based on science, setting of concrete targets, active participation and engagement of various stakeholders, development of new technologies and systems through social experimentation, effective feedback to decision makers, incorporation into institutional design, and legitimation of innovation in society.
Sponsored by: Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE); George Perkins Marsh Institute
For more information, e-mail gregtrencher@hotmail.com or call 508-793-7292.

Land Change Modeling for Sustainability Analysis - Elena G. Irwin
Tuesday, 9/30/2014 4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Higgins University Center, Grace Conference Room - free
Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Endowed Lecture by Elena G. Irwin, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University.

The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute, Department of Economics and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.

October 2014

Mountain Pine Beetles and Home Values in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Accuracy in Damage Assessment and Geocoding of Properties - Klaus Moeltner
Thursday, 10/9/2014 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room - free
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture by Klaus Moeltner, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech.

Seminars are open to all. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library Seminar Series
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.

November 2014

Developments in Long Term Social Ecological Research: The Case of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and Linking Science and Decision Making - J. Morgan Grove
Thursday, 11/13/2014 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room - free
J. Morgan Grove, Research Scientist and Team Leader, Baltimore Field Station and Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES). Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Seminars are open to all. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Graduate School of Geography Colloquium Series
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.

February 2015

From Refugee to Forced Migration to Mobility Studies: Conceptualizing Conflict and People on the Move - Anita H. Fabos
Thursday, 2/12/2015 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room - free
Anita H. Fabos, Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University

Seminars are open to all. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library Seminar Series
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.

March 2015

Assembling Enclosure: The Technologies of Marine Spatial Planning - Kevin St. Martin
Thursday, 3/12/2015 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room - free
Kevin St. Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Seminars are open to all. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library Seminar Series
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.

April 2015

Socio-territorial Approaches to Health: Neighborhood Effect and Health Inequalities in Two West African Cities - Ellen Foley
Thursday, 4/2/2015 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room - free
Ellen Foley, Associate Professor and Interim Director, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University

Seminars are open to all. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library Seminar Series
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.

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