Web Videos


Beginning in 2008, the Bren School began recording presentations by scientists, policy professionals, students, and others who have presented to Bren School audiences on a wide range of environmental subjects. In addition, UCTV, the television station of the University of California, also regularly records events in which Bren faculty participate or that are co-sponsored by the Bren School.

Recordings of events taped by the Bren School can be accessed via the Bren YouTube page, those recorded by UCTV are available at the UCTV website, and both Bren School and UCTV recordings are accessible via the links below, which are arranged chronologically, with the most recent recordings at the top of the page.

Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Life at Bren: The Student Experience
The Faculty Experience: How Bren Professors Work
Master's Group Projects: The Professional Edge
Bren School Career Services

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2016

Life at Bren: the Student Experience
What’s it like to be a Bren student? In this video, two master’s students and one PhD student share their lives, from how they commute and where they study to campus employment, the tightly knit Bren community, and how they spend their leisure time.
March 29, 2016

"Managing a Moving Target" with Darcy Bradley (ESM 441 Final)
Bren School MESM students Sarah Antonelli, Amanda Silver-Westrick, and Lily Tsukayama interview 5th year Bren PhD Candidate Darcy Bradley for their final project in ESM 441: Introduction to Environmental Media Production.
February 25, 2016

The Faculty Experience: How Bren Professors Work
Meet Bren professors Hunter Lenihan, John Melack, Naomi Tague, and David Tilman, and find out what they're working on at the Bren School.
February 23, 2016


2015

Because You Give
Thanks for supporting the Bren School this #GivingTuesday!
December 3, 2015

#GivingTuesday
On #GivingTuesday, hear from Bren students why they think the Bren School is a special place to get a degree.
November 30, 2015

How Equitable is Conservation?: Evidence and Experiences from an International NGO
Dr. Madeleine McKinnon is the Senior Director of Monitoring & Evaluation from the Moore Center for Science & Oceans at Conservation International. In this SERI Equity seminar, Dr. McKinnon presents results from a global synthesis of scientific evidence documenting impacts of nature conservation on human well-being. She discusses the extent to which social equity is actually measured in practice.
November 10, 2015

Bathtub Rings and Climate Change: Facing the Realities of the Climate Crisis
Dan Beard, Former Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, discusses the role of "deadbeat dams" in the current western U.S. water crisis.
November 8, 2015

Carbon Neutrality IS the Bottom Line!
Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft, discusses how to integrate sustainability initiatives into a corporate environment.
November 8, 2015

Student Life: Living on a Boat
In 2014, two Bren School master's students purchased a boat and made it their home for the next year while anchored just off the Bren School. The experience taught them a lot about what they actually need to live comfortably.
October 26, 2015

Master's Group Projects: The Professional Edge
Master's Group Projects are a signature of the Bren School. Working in small groups of 3-5, students spend a year developing indispensable professional skills while producing a deliverable that solves an environmental problem for a real-world client.
September 28, 2015

Bren School Career Development
The Career Development and Alumni Relations team is an important factor for many students in their choice to attend the Bren School. The team provides unparalleled support for students as they develop and polish their professional skills while at Bren, as well as ongoing support at any point in their careers.
September 28, 2015

Searching for Solutions in Aquaculture Colloquium (Part II, Discussion)
Dr. Rosamond Naylor's research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production, and she is engaged in policy issues associated with food and agricultural systems in the U.S. and abroad. During this colloquium, she draws on her pioneering work in sustainable solutions for salmon aquaculture; farming finfish in coastal ecosystems and the open ocean; and assessing sustainability in aquaculture to address the question: does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?
June 10, 2015

Searching for Solutions in Aquaculture Colloquium (Part I)
Dr. Rosamond Naylor's research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production, and she is engaged in policy issues associated with food and agricultural systems in the U.S. and abroad. During this colloquium, she draws on her pioneering work in sustainable solutions for salmon aquaculture; farming finfish in coastal ecosystems and the open ocean; and assessing sustainability in aquaculture to address the question: does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?
June 10, 2015

Sustainability Bottlenecks within Larger-Scale Aquaculture Systems
Dr. Margareth Overland was the Director of The Norwegian University of Life Sciences Aquaculture Protein Centre (a 10 year research initiative ending in 2014), where her research combined fundamental approaches in fish and animal nutrition with more applied approaches to provide knowledge of use to both academia and industry. Her current research, now at the Center for Research Innovations, is focused on developing novel feed ingredients for the aquaculture and farm animal industries, using basic natural resources in the production on high-quality feed components based on advanced biotechnology.
June 3, 2015

Reducing the Environmental Costs of Industrial Salmon Aquaculture (English)
Felipe Sandoval is the current president of SalmonChile – an industry association comprised of Chile’s largest salmon producers that seeks to address health, environment, social and economic challenges facing the salmon global industry.
June 1, 2015

Reducing the Environmental Costs of Industrial Salmon Aquaculture (Spanish)
Felipe Sandoval is the current president of SalmonChile – an industry association comprised of Chile’s largest salmon producers that seeks to address health, environment, social and economic challenges facing the salmon global industry.
June 1, 2015

Bren World, Real World: Lessons Learned from the Group Project Process
A panel of second-year MESM students representing different projects and holding differing roles, provide their insights into the world of Group Projects. Each panelist briefly describes their experiences and shares how their Group Project work influenced their academic and professional skills.
May 15, 2015

PhD Seminar: Introduction to the UCSB Natural Reserve System and Opportunities for PhDs
Panel members Patricia Holden, Andrew Brooks, Kevin Lafferty, Lyndal Laughrin, Cristina Sandoval, and Sue Swarbrick raise awareness about exciting career opportunities at the reserves, particularly for PhD students, reflecting the fact that many NRS staff, including reserve directors, hold PhDs.
May 15, 2015

Getting to Policy Enactment: Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban in Santa Barbara
A panel of non-profit and local government representatives discuss strategy, stakeholders, key arguments, and process as they relate to the seven-year environmental victory of Santa Barbara's single-use bag ban.
April 9, 2015

Climate Impacts and Responses: An Australian Perspective
Tim Flannery discusses the mission, financing, and impact of the Australian Climate Council on public understanding of climate-related issues.
March 13, 2015

Mapping Environmental Justice
Suzi Ruhl, Senior Attorney Advisor to the US EPA's Office of Environmental Justice, provides a map for environmental justice, sharing tools and techniques to leverage existing policy and social infrastructure, and discussing new areas that require exploration by the new generation of environmental justice advocates.
February 23, 2015

Assessing Socioeconomic Sustainability of Aquaculture in Coastal Communities in Chile
Hugo Salgado is a researcher with the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR) in Chile, where he is a member of the Socioeconomic Sustainability working group.
February 17, 2015

2014

Reaping the Whirlwind: Wildfire and Climate Change
Tom Swetnam is Regents' Professor and director of the world's premier center for research and education in dendrochronology at the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research in the College of Science. He is a global leader in the study of wildfire and climate history in forest ecosystems, including studies in the superlative coast redwood and giant sequoia groves of California, and the world's most extensive conifer forests in Siberia.
July 8, 2014

Ocean Apocalypse Now
Jeremy Jackson discusses the ways that overfishing, pollution, and climate change are massively degrading ocean ecosystems, with alarming implications for biodiversity and human well-being.
June 2, 2014

Calculating the Price of Amazon Gold
Luis Fernandez discusses the dynamics that have made artisanal gold mining both the primary driver of deforestation in the Western Amazon and the number-one source of anthropogenic mercury in the world today, and its effects on forest, wildlife, and humans in the Amazon region.
May 28, 2014

Bren Faculty Panel: Water and the Effects of Drought in California
Bren School Faculty Arturo Keller, Gary Libecap, Jim Salzman, and Robert Wilkinson explore a variety topics as they relate to drought both across California, and locally in the Santa Barbara community.
May 8, 2014

The Story of El Manglito: Restoration of the Ensenada de la Paz
Alejandro Robles is president of Noroeste Sustentable (NOS), which he co-founded in 2004. For the past thirty years, he has been working to build effective networks of collaboration among key public, private, and civil-society stakeholders to achieve sustainability of coastal communities and conservation of coastal marine ecosystems in northwestern Mexico.
February 19, 2014

The Public and Fire Management: Conventional Wisdom vs. Reality
Sarah McCaffrey is a research forester with the "People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Policy and Management" unit of the United States Forest Service. McCaffrey is currently responsible for a National Fire Plan grant examining the social acceptability of fuels treatment methods.
February 14, 2014

2013

Applied Environmental Justice: History and Practice
Mary B. Collins is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland. She is an environmental sociologist interested in environmental inequality, a concept that she defines broadly as the inequitable distribution of both environmental privileges and problems across social groups. She received her PhD from the Bren School in 2012.
November 6, 2013

Severe Weather in the U.S. under a Changing Climate
Don Wuebbles, Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois; Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences; Affiliated Professor, Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 15, 2013

Bren Faculty Panel: Pragmatism vs. Idealism
Sarah Anderson, Matt Potoski, Jim Salzman, Bren School Faculty
May 24, 2013

Can We Stop Undermining Our Water Supplies? Groundwater and California's Water Future
Jay R. Lund, Director, UC Davis Watershed Sciences Center
May 2, 2013

How Big Should My Water Wings Be? Coastal Risk Awareness and Management
Margaret Davidson, Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
Director, Office of Coastal Resources Management
, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
April 18, 2013

Valuing Nature: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision-Making
Stephen Polasky, Fesler-Lampert Chair in Ecological/Environmental Economics; Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
April 17, 2013

Basic Institutional Arrangements Required to Preserve Life in the Ocean
Andrea Saenz-Arroyo, Science Director, Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C., Mexico
Feb. 27, 2013

Aquaculture Development and Environmental Sustainability
Trond Bjorndal, Professor and Director, Center for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Feb. 4, 2013

Bren Faculty Panel: Moving Toward a Clean Energy Economy
Charlie Kolstad, Sangwon Suh, John Melack, Matt Potoski, Bren School Faculty
Jan. 16, 2013

2012 (back to top)

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
Daniel Katz, Senior Program Director, The Overbrook Foundation; Founder, The Rainforest Alliance
Nov. 16, 2012

Who Should Decide? Science and Policy in Decision Making
David Policanski, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council
March 14, 2012

Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences and Conservation
David Tilman, Professor of Ecology, the Bren School, University of Minnesota
Feb 6, 2012

Fisheries in a Changing Climate
Salvador Lluch-Cota, Main Researcher, Fisheries Ecology Program, Northwest Biological Research Cener, La Paz, Mexico
Jan. 30, 2012

Water Cycle Change in the 21st Century
Jay Famiglietti, Birdsall Distinguished Lecturer, Geological Society of America; Earth System Science - Environmental Engineering, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, University of California, Irvine
Jan. 18, 2012

2011 (back to top)

Individual Transferable Quotas in Chilean Fisheries: A Tale of Economic Success and Social Disconformity
Hugo Salgado,
Professor of Economics, Universidad de Concepci??n, Chilé
Nov. 21, 2011

Conservation in a Time of Scarcity
Lynn Scarlett, Former Deputy Secretary, US Dept. of the Interior;
Co-Director, Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth

Oct. 19, 2011

Toll on the Commons: What Have We Taken and What Will Be The Future Costs?
Dennis Ojima, Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Oct. 5, 2011

Sugaring Off: Enduring Insights from Foud Decades of Theorizing about Environmental Governance
Oran Young,
Bren School Professor Emeritus
May 24, 2011

Scientists and the Media: The Struggle for Legitimacy in Climate Change and Conservation Science
Richard Ladle,
Professor, Department of Biological Science and Health, Federal University of Alagoas, Macei??, Algoas, Brazil; Senior Research Associate, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, Oxford, England
May 24, 2011

Why Accountants Don't Run Start-Ups: Getting Eco-Entrepreneurship Right
Steve Blank, California Coastal Commissioner; Lecturer, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Columbia University
April 12, 2011

European CO2 Trading: Dead End or Path to the Future?
Danny Ellerman, Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; European University Institute

March 29, 2011

Food, Energy and the Environment: Can We Feed the World and Save the Earth?
David Tilman,
Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
University of Minnesota
Jan. 20, 2011

Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Product Innovation
Dariush Rafinejad, Consulting Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering Department, Stanford University; Founder and President, Blue Dome Consulting
Jan. 7, 2011

2010 (back to top)

Oil and Embryos Do Not Mix: Effects of Petroleum Constituents on Developing Marine Organisms
Gary Cherr,
Professor, Environmental Toxicology; Director, Bodega Marine Laboratory; University of California, Davis
Nov. 30, 2010

Application of Toxicogenomics for Exotoxicity Assessment and Screening of Environmental Pollutants
April Gu,
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Nov. 16, 2010

Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard Dedication
Oct. 28, 2010

Sustainable Development in Practice: Lessons Learned from Amazonas
Virgilio Viana,
Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
Director General, Amazonas Sustainability Foundation; Former Secretary of Environment, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Oct. 21, 2010

From Silent Spring to Silent Night: What Happens if Our Canary Stops Singing?
Tyrone Hayes, University of California, Berkeley
Oct. 8, 2010

Toward Food Sustainability in a Warmer World
David Lobell, Stanford Univesrity

Oct. 7, 2010

Whales, Fish and Sanctuaries: Improving the Use of Science in Decision-making
Leah Gerber, Visiting Lecturer, Arizona State University
Sept. 28, 2010

2010 Bren School Corporate Partners Summit
Professor Christopher Costello, "Maximizing Corporate Partnerships: Leveraging the Strengths of the Bren School
Group Project Presentation: Team Patagonia
April 29, 2010

The Communication of Environmental Science: UCSB's Environmental Media Initiative
Ronald E. Rice, Co-Director, Carsey-Wolf Center, UCSB
April 27, 2010

Climate Change: Meeting Present Needs and not Compromising the Future
Michael Toman,
Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
April 21, 2010

Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Reform
Paul R. Portney,
Eller College of Management, University of Arizona
March 5, 2010

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Building Cross-Sector Partnerships and Capacity for Regional Decision-Making, Climate Adaptation, and Resiliency
John Jostes, Senior Mediator, Interactive Planning and Management
Jan. 27, 2010

How Will Our Cities Cope with Climate Change?

Matthew Kahn, UCLA Institute of the Environment, Department of Economics, Department of Public Policy

Jan. 26, 2010

Decoupling Wealth from Resource Consumption

Ernst von Weizsacker, Bren School Dean Emeritus; Co-Chair, UN International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management
Jan. 20, 2010


Seeking Ocean Solutions: Networks, Incentives, and their Interactions

Steven Gaines, Bren School Dean
Jan. 15, 2010

 

2009 (back to top)

Cities Meet Nature: Responding to a changing climate

Lynn Scarlett, Environmental Consultant, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

Oct. 22, 2009

Interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and CdSe Quantum Dots

Patricia Holden, Bren Professor

Oct. 18, 2009

Cap 2.0: Defining Climate Legislation that Ensures Sustainable Low-Carbon Growth"

Richard Duke, Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Market Innovation

April 6, 2009

Journey in the Galápagos: Traveling with the Toyota International Teachers Program

Arturo Keller, Bren Professor

Feb. 12, 2009

Antarctic Treaty 50th Anniversary Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance

Paul Berkman, Bren Researcher

January 22, 2009

Antarctic Treaty 50th Anniversary Summit

Oran Young, Bren Professor

January 11, 2009

Profitability Can Drive Sustainability: How Economic Principles Can Promote Sustainabile Fisheries

Christopher Costello, Bren School Professor

Jan. 8, 2009

 

2008 (back to top)

Voices UC Santa Barbara: Is the Science of Global Warming Settled Enough for Policy?

Stephen H. Schneider, Zurich Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change
Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Oct. 27, 2008

Life Cycle Assessment in Determining the Environmental Impact of Vehicles

Dr. Roland Geyer, Bren Assistant Professor

Produced by World Auto Steel

Sept. 4, 2008

UCSB Technology Management Program—Student New Venture Competition

Part 1 (Kelly Schmandt)

Part 2 (Max DuBuisson)

Bren School Master's Students in the Eco-Entrepreneurship focus

July 17, 2008

Lee Stein Commencement Speech (Part 1)

Part 2

Part 3

Lee Stein

June 13, 2008

Tropical Deforestation and Carbon: Science Meets Policy

Ruth Defries

April 14, 2008

Green Pieces: A Bren Business Plan for Green Modular Housing

Group Project Final Presentation, 2008

Jamie Britto, Nicole Dejonghe, Max DuBuisson, Kelly Schmandt (MESM, Class of 2008)

April 2, 2008

Navigating the Sustainability Transition (Berlin Conference on Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change)

Oran Young, Bren Professor; Chair, International Human Dimensions Program

Feb. 23, 2008

Scientific Integrity and Environmental Problem-Soliving

Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

Jan. 23, 2008

Implementation of State Wildlife Action Plans: A distributed graduate seminar to analyze the priorities, obstacles, and opportunities that exist for the implementation of state wildlife action plans

Group Project Final Presentation, 2008

Michela Adrian, Iara Lacher, Evan Lue, Anne Middleton, Jennifer Paludi (MESM, Class of 2008)

April 2, 2008

Steelhead Passage Restoration Options for Cañada de Santa Anita, Santa Barbara County

Group Project Final Presentaiton, 2008

Dakota Corey, Amy Locke, Matthew Meyers, Brandon Bunderson, Chris Helmer (MESM, 2008)

April 2, 2008

What Happened in Bali: Perspectives from the United Nations

Oran  Young, Bren Professor, co-founder, Bren School Program on Governance for Sustainable Development

Matt Stillwell, Bren Affiliated Faculty, co-founder, Bren School Program on Governance for Sustainable Development

Durwood Zaelke, Bren Affiliated Faculty, co-founder, Bren School Program on Governance for Sustainable Development

Spring 2008

Climate Change: Is Economics the Problem or the Solution?

Charles Kolstad, Bren Professor

Oct. 24, 2008

 

2007 (back to top)

Developing with Sustainability

A conversation between Sunita Nairan, Indian conservation and environmental justice activist, and former Bren School Dean Ernst von Weizsäcker

Feb. 28, 2007

Climate Change and Water: Rights and Runoff

Part IV of the four-part "Global Warming: Change Begins with Learning" Series

Part of the Global Warming: Science & Society" Event Series

Gary Libecap, Bren School Professor, Corporate Environmental Management

Christina Tague, Bren School Assistant Professor, Hydrology

Feb. 12, 2007

From Talk to Action: Economics as a Path to Solutions

Part III of the four-part "Global Warming: Change Begins with Learning" Series

Part of the Global Warming: Science & Society" Event Series

Charles Kolstad, Professor, Bren School

Oran Young, Professor, Bren School

Feb. 12, 2007

Global Warming: Can We Avoid Dangeous Climate Change?

James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Feb. 5, 2007

Lands, Lakes, and Oceans: The Ecology of Climate Change

Part II of the four-part "Global Warming: Change Begins with Learning" Series

Part of the Global Warming: Science & Society" Event Series

Frank Davis, Professor, Bren School

John Melack, Professor, Associate Dean, Bren School

Jan. 29, 2007

Making More with Less: Increasing Wealth while Decreasing Resource Consumption

Part I of the four-part "Global Warming: Change Begins with Learning" Series

Part of the Global Warming: Science & Society" Event Series

Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor, Bren School

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Dean, Bren School

Moderated by Jon Clark, Community Environmental Council

Jan. 29, 2007