George Perkins Marsh Institute

Marsh Lectures

Seminar Series 2019-20 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2019-20 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:

Chung

Youjin Chung, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University
Co-sponsored with the Graduate School of Geography
"Feminist Political Ecology of Land-Water Enclosures in Coastal Tanzania"
University Center, Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mann

Michael Mann, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, George Washington University
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture
"Predicting High-Magnitude, Low-Frequency Crop Losses Using Machine Learning: An Application to Cereal Crops in Ethiopia"
University Center, Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Treves

Adrian Treves, Professor, Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Debra I. and Jeffrey A. Geller Endowed Lecture
"Scientific Integrity in the Just Preservation of Nature"
University Center, Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Baka

Jenn Baka, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Penn State
Co-sponsored with the Graduate School of Geography
"Cracking Appalachia: A Political-Industrial Ecology Perspective"
University Center, Grace Conference Room
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sham

Chi Ho Sham, VP & Chief Scientist, Eastern Research Group, Inc.
"Protection of Drinking Water Supply Sources: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned"
University Center, Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Eisenman

Theo Eisenman, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, UMass Amherst
"Architecture and Regional Planning - Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Greening Theory and Practice"
University Center, Lurie Conference Room
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Abregú

Martín Abregú, Vice President for International Programs, Ford Foundation
"Natural Resource Extraction as a Problem of Social Justice: What Role for Civil Society?"
University Center, Tilton Hall
Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:30 - 6:00 PM


Videos from Previous Lectures

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

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.


Brown

"Sustainable Lifestyles: Individual Action vs. System Change"

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


Egan

"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

Kristina Egan, Director, Transportation for Massachusetts