George Perkins Marsh Institute

Marsh Lectures

Seminar Series 2017-18 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2017-18 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 in the University Center Lurie Conference Room from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Seminar dates and speakers are as follows:


Lyndon Estes, Clark University
"High Frequency, Realtime Sensor Networks to Improve Agricultural and Food Security Monitoring"
Thursday, September 7, 2017


Søren Bøye Olsen, University of Copenhagen
"Edible Insects Might Save the World: But Will We Bite Back?"
Thursday, October 12, 2017


Douglas O. Fuller, University of Miami
"Tales from Zika-land: An Unnatural History of Aedes Aegypti in South Florida"
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - CANCELLED


Ulf Schrader, Technical University of Berlin
"How Saving Time Leads to Destruction of Time-wealth and Environment"
Thursday, February 1, 2018


Mark Friedl, Boston University
"Changes in Temperate and Boreal Forests Based on Three Decades of Landsat Imagery"
Thursday, February 15, 2018


Kami Seo, Aoyama Gakuin University
"Protect On-Farm Diversity! But How?"
Thursday, February 27, 2018


Rich King, Clark University
"Palaeolohabitat Reconstruction: Ice-age Refugia and a New Model of Post-glacial Colonization in an Adaptive Radiation"
Tuesday, March 20, 2018


William Burns, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture
"Into the Great Wide Open: The Potential Promise and Perils of Climate Geoengineering"
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - CANCELLED

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