George Perkins Marsh Institute

Marsh Lectures

Seminar Series 2018-19 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2018-19 Academic Year Seminar Series. Seminars will present cutting-edge research on human/environment interactions taking place at Clark University and are designed to catalyze discussions regarding future research possibilities. Please note that all lectures will take place from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Seminar dates and speakers are as follows:


Jim Wescoat (GSG), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning *** CANCELLED ***
Co-sponsored with the Graduate School of Geography
"Geographies of Rurban Drinking Water Planning in Pune District, Maharashtra"
University Center Grace Conference Room
Thursday, September 20, 2018


David Newburn, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture
"Water Quality Trading in the Presence of Existing Cost Share Programs: Implications for Water Quality Management in the Chesapeake Bay"
University Center Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, October 18, 2018


William Burns, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University
"Into the Great Wide Open: The Potential Promise and Perils of Climate Geoengineering"
University Center Lurie Conference Room
Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Lisa Wainger, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture
"Practical Application of Economics in Evaluating the Benefits of Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem"
University Center Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, November 15, 2018


Robert J. Johnston, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University
Co-sponsored with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
"How to Develop Successful Collaborative Grant Projects and Proposals"
Jefferson Academic Center, Room 222
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019


Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University
"Land Systems Science: Deeply Coupled Human-Environment Geographies for A Sustainable Anthropocene"
University Center Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, January 31, 2019


Morgan Ruelle, Department of International Community, Development and Environment (ICDE), Clark University
"Enhancing diversity for climate change: The future of legume varieties in Ethiopia"
University Center Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Videos from Previous Lectures


"Waters - People - Value"
Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Research Grants and Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the George Perkins Marsh Institute, Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, and the Economics Department

Monday, April 3, 2017

Julie Hewitt is an Associate Director for Economics, US EPAs Office of Water, and Former Staff Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Hewitt has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an expert in the economics of water and water quality, and has overseen a wide range of analyses that seek to understand how people are affected by changes to US waters.


"Sustainable Lifestyles: Individual Action vs. System Change"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Halina Brown, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University


"The Path to a Climate-Friendly and Socially Just Transportation Future"
Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Research Grants and Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kristina Egan, Director, Transportation for Massachusetts