Events Archive 2008

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Dec. 5, 2008
Speaker—Bren School Dean Ernst von Weizsäcker, Going-Away Event; "Ernst's Next Steps."

Dec. 4, 2008

Speaker—Wolfgang Sachs, Senior Research Fellow, The Wuppertal Institute; "Sufficiency as a Challenge for Environmental Policy and Management" (more)

Dec. 4, 2008

Speaker—Jasna Tomic, Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART; "Evaluation and Prospects of Biofuels for Transporation."(more)

Dec. 3, 2008

Speaker—Miriam Haran, former Director General, Israeli Ministry of the Environment; "Financial Meltdown Does not Slow Global Warming: The Environment in Israel." (more)

Dec. 2, 2008

Speaker—Ramprasad Sengupta, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India; "High Economic Growth, Equity, and Sustainable Energy Development of India." (more)

Dec. 2, 2008

Phd Defense—Darcie Goodman; "Effective Estuarine Management: A case study of a California estuary and its political and ecological characteristics." (more)

Nov. 25, 2008

Speaker—Charles Mbohwa. University of Johannesburg; "The Effects of Industrial Clusters on Greening Manufacturing Processes: The Case of Willowvale Industrial Cluster in Harare, Zimbabwe." (more)

Nov. 18, 2008

Speaker—Ashok Khosla, President, World Conservation Union; "The Value of Ecosystem Services to the Economy." (more)

Oct. 31, 2008

Speaker—Ulf Bossel, PhD, European Fuel Cell Forum; "Building a Sustainable Energy Future Based on Physics, not Fantasies." (more) View the Powerpoint.

Oct. 27, 2008

Speaker—Stephen H. Schneider, Professor, Stanford Universit and First Visitor in the Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitors Program on Climate Change; "Is the Science of Global Warming Settled Enough for Policy?" (more)

Oct. 23, 2008

Speaker—Terry Hazen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; "Systems Biology: The New Frontier for Bioenergy." (more)

Oct. 17, 2008

Speaker—Gregory V. Lowry; "Reactive Nanomaterials for In Situ Aquifer Remediation: Effect of Surface Coatings on Reactivity, Transport, and Emplacement." (more)

Oct. 17, 2008

First Annual Bren PhD Student Symposium (more)

Oct. 9, 2008

Speaker—Bruce Rich, Environmental Defense Fund;"To Uphold the World: The Global Economy Requires a Global Ethic." (more)

Dec. 5, 2008

Speaker—Bren School Dean Ernst von Weizsäcker, Going-Away Event; "Ernst's Next Steps."

Dec. 4, 2008

Speaker—Wolfgang Sachs, Senior Research Fellow, The Wuppertal Institute; "Sufficiency as a Challenge for Environmental Policy and Management" (more)

Dec. 4, 2008

Speaker—Jasna Tomic, Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART; "Evaluation and Prospects of Biofuels for Transporation."(more)

Dec. 3, 2008

Speaker—Miriam Haran, former Director General, Israeli Ministry of the Environment; "Financial Meltdown Does not Slow Global Warming: The Environment in Israel." (more)

Dec. 2, 2008

Speaker—Ramprasad Sengupta, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India; "High Economic Growth, Equity, and Sustainable Energy Development of India." (more)

Dec. 2, 2008

Phd Defense—Darcie Goodman; "Effective Estuarine Management: A case study of a California estuary and its political and ecological characteristics." (more)

Nov. 25, 2008

Speaker—Charles Mbohwa. University of Johannesburg; "The Effects of Industrial Clusters on Greening Manufacturing Processes: The Case of Willowvale Industrial Cluster in Harare, Zimbabwe." (more)

Nov. 18, 2008

Speaker—Ashok Khosla, President, World Conservation Union; "The Value of Ecosystem Services to the Economy." (more)

Oct. 31, 2008

Speaker—Ulf Bossel, PhD, European Fuel Cell Forum; "Building a Sustainable Energy Future Based on Physics, not Fantasies." (more) View the Powerpoint.

Oct. 27, 2008

Speaker—Stephen H. Schneider, Professor, Stanford Universit and First Visitor in the Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitors Program on Climate Change; "Is the Science of Global Warming Settled Enough for Policy?" (more)

Oct. 23, 2008

SpeakerTerry Hazen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; "Systems Biology: The New Frontier for Bioenergy." (more)

Oct. 17, 2008

Speaker—Gregory V. Lowry; "Reactive Nanomaterials for In Situ Aquifer Remediation: Effect of Surface Coatings on Reactivity, Transport, and Emplacement."(more)

Oct. 17, 2008

First Annual Bren PhD Student Symposium (more)

Oct. 9, 2008

Speaker—Bruce Rich, Environmental Defense Fund: "To Uphold the World: The Global Economy Requires a Global Ethic." (more)

Sept. 30, 2008

Speakers—Jonathan Fritz and Nancy N. Chen, U.S. Foreign Service Officers: "Experiences in Foreign Service." (more)

Sept. 15, 2008

Speaker: John Raffensperger, Dept. of Management, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: "Smart Markets for Water Resources." (more)

Sept. 2, 2008

PhD Defense, Heather Berkley: "Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Modeling Marine Fisheries" (more)

June 13, 2008

COMMENCEMENT 2008 (details)

Keynote speaker: Lee Stein (more)

June 3, 2008

Speaker: Gordon Grant, Professor of Geosciences, Oregon State University, "The Very Hungry River: Spectacular Geomorphic Response of the Sandy River to Removal of Marmot Dam." (more)

May 28, 2008

Laurens Bouwer, Researcher, Climate and Spatial Analysis, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit: "Climate Change and Flood Risks: Historical Analysis and Projections." (more)

May 23, 2008

Technology Management Program Conference: "Frontiers in Eco-Entrepreneurship Research." (more and conference schedule)

May 22, 2008

Speaker: Matthew Kotchen, Bren Assistant Professor, "Yes, Environmental Regulation Can Increase Profits: New Theory for Green Clubs and the Commons."

Part of the Bren faculty-to-faculty research series. (more)

May 21, 2008

Speaker: Robert Swan
"The Voyage for Cleaner Energy" (more)

May 21, 2008

Speaker: Olivier Deschênes, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Addressing the Effect of Climate Change on Health" (more)

May 16, 2008

Speaker: Scott Taylor, Professor of Economics, University of Calgary

"Buffalo Hunt: International Trade and the Virtual Extinction of the North American Bison"

Part of the 2007-2008 seminar series in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics. (more)

May 9, 2008

Speaker: Mark Jacobsen, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

"Evaluating U.S. Fuel Economy Standards in a Model With Producer and Household Heterogeneity"

Part of the 2007-2008 seminar series in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics. (more)

May 8-9, 2008

2008 Bren Corporate Summit – by invitation

"Energy and Water: Partners in a Critical Dynamic" (more)

May 5, 2008

A Conversation about Ecological Economics with Richard Norgaard, Charles Perrings, Matthew Kotchen, and Ernst von Weizsäcker. (more)

April 28, 2008

Speaker: Bruce Kendall, Bren Associate Professor

"Advancing the Science of Marine Protected Area Planning: Promoting Flexible Decisions and Ensuring Conservation Goals Are Met" (more)

April 25, 2008

Speaker: Ed Barbier, Professor of Economics, University of Wyoming

"Corruption, Trade and the Political Economy of Resource-Based Development in Asia and Africa"

Part of the 2007-2008 seminar series in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics. (more)

April 15, 2008

Speaker: Jeffrey Brown

"The Impact of Peak Oil Exports: A quantitative assessment of future net oil exports by the top five net oil exporters and the relation to global supply" (more)

See Jeffrey Brown's papers.

April 14, 2008

Speaker: Ruth DeFries, Professor, University of Maryland

"Changing Dynamics of Tropical Deforestation and Atmospheric Carbon Emissions: Science Meets Policy" (more)

April 8, 2008

Speaker: Lee Dehaan, The Land Institute
"Agriculture: After 10,000 Years, It's Time to Upgrade" (more)

April 2, 2008

Bren School Master of Environmental Science & Management Class of 2008 and Reception (more)

March 21-22, 2008

10th Occasional Workshop on Environmental and Resource Economics (more).

March 13, 2008

Speaker: Jinhua Zhao, Iowa State University,

"Will Protecting ANWR Hurt the Growth of Biofuel and Solar Energy?" (more)

March 12, 2008

Speaker: Robert Mendelsohn, Professor of Forest Policy and Economics, Yale University (more)

March 6, 2008

Speaker: Jeremy Prince, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Murdoch University

"The Tyranny of Scale in Marine Fisheries" (more)

March 5, 2008

Speaker: Pietra Rivoli for UCSB Reads:

"The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade"

Feb. 29, 2008

Speaker: Kathleen Segerson, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

"Eliminating Polluting Products: Voluntary vs. Regulatory Approaches"

Part of the 2007-2008 seminar series in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics. (more)

Feb. 27, 2008

Speaker: David Theobald, Associate Professor, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

"Assessing land-use threats to freshwater ecosystems in the western United States" (more)

Feb. 25, 2008

Speaker: Xue Lan, Professor and Executive Assistant Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Bejing, China

"Climate Policy Challenges and Prospects for U.S./China Cooperation: The View from China" (more)

Feb. 20, 2008

Speaker: Madhu Khanna, Professor, University of Illinois, Affiliate of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs

"What Drives Firms to Be Green? Environmental Management Systems and Pollution Prevention Innovation"

Part of the 2007-2008 seminar series in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics. (more)

Feb. 19, 2008

Speaker: Bren Professor Frank Davis, Bren School

"Setting Conservation Priorities in Densely Settled Landscapes: a case study of Ventura County, California"
First in the Faculty-to-Faculty Research Series. (more)

Feb. 13, 2008

Speaker: Jerome Ringo, President, Apollo Alliance, former Chairman of the Board, National Wildlife Federation

"Environmental Injustices: Another Inconvenient Truth" (more)

Feb. 12, 2008

Speaker: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians, Founder, Blue Planet Project

"The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water" (more)

Jan. 29, 2008

Speaker: J. Michael Scott, Senior Scientist, USGS; Professor, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

"Climate Change and Protected Areas: Managing for Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty" (more)

Jan. 24, 2008

Speaker: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard University

"Science and Citizenship: Reinventing Democracy in the Age of Expertise" (more)

Jan. 23, 2008

Speaker: Kevin Knobloch

"Scientific Integrity and Environmental Problem Solving" (more)

Jan. 16, 2008

Speaker: Steve Blank

"An Investor's View of Environmental Challenges" (more)

Jan. 15, 2008

Speaker: Michael Hanrahan

"Communicating the Urgency: The Instrumental Role of Media in Bringing about a Change in Environmental Perceptions and Actions...and Fast" (more)