George Perkins Marsh Institute

Marsh Lectures

Seminar Series 2016-17 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2016-17 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. Seminar dates speakers are as follows:

Aoyama

"Book Talk: The Rise of the Hybrid Domain"
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Lurie Conference Room
Yuko Aoyama, Professor of Geography, Clark University


Maxwell

"The Ability of Tree-Rings to Represent Soil Moisture in Eastern US Forests: Challenges from Changing Climatic Conditions"
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture

Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Lurie Conference Room

Justin Maxwell, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Indiana University


Rennermalm

"Is the Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Away?"
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture, co-Sponsored with the Graduate School of Geography Colloquium Series

Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Grace Conference Room

Asa Rennermalm, Assistant Professor of Geography, Rutgers University


Elliott
Johnston

"Navigating Clark University's IRB: How to Plan your Human Subjects Research and Get it Approved"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Lurie Conference Room

James Elliott, Professor, English Department and Chair, Clark University Institutional Review Board (IRB), Robert Johnston, Director, George Perkins Marsh Institute and Member, Clark University IRB


Brown

"Sustainable Lifestyles: Individual Action vs. System Change"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Lurie Conference Room

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


Gilmore

"Pathways from Climate Change to Armed Conflict and Social Unrest"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Lurie Conference Room

Elisabeth Gilmore, Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University


Bier

"Preparing for Mass Relocation from Disasters"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
University Center Lurie Conference Room

Vicki Bier, Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Hewitt

"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
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
University Center Grace Conference Room

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.