Events Schedule

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To stimulate intellectual exchange relevant to solving important environmental issues, the Bren School regularly hosts prominent experts from around the world, who present their ideas and achievements at a variety of events. These workshops, conferences, seminars, panels, and colloquia ensure that the school remains a lively intellectual center at the forefront of environmental knowledge. We invite you to attend the presentations listed here, and to peruse the "Recent Events" (right-hand column, below) and the "Events Archive" to find out more about a range of related subject matter.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Marine Science Research Building Auditorium
PhD Disseration Defense, Kendra Garner — "Assessing the Risk of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: Modeling Fate, Exposure, and Bioaccumulation" (more)

Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:00-1:00
Bren Hall Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard


Events Archive

May 23, 2016
Faculty-hosted Seminar,
James Gustave Speth, Co-Chair, Next System Project, Democracy Collaborative"An Urgent Call for a New Environmentalism" (more)

May 19, 2016
Student-selected Speaker, Rear Admiral Jonathan White, President & CE), Consortium for Ocean Leadership "Planetary Change and Global Security" (more)

May 17, 2016
Groundwater Recources Association of California Branch Meeting and David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecturer, Behrooz Mortazavi, Prinicipal, Water Resources Engineers
"The Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management" (more)

May 16, 2016
Strategic Environmental Research Initiative (SERI Equity) Speaker, Esteve Corbera, Senior Researcher, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Universitat Autonomoa de Barcelona "Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Global South: Are They Fair?" (more)

May 11, 2016
Student-Selected Panel "One Year after the Refugio Oil Spill: Where Do We Stand Now?" (more)

May 9, 2016
PhD-Hosted Seminar, Fiorenza Micheli, Professor, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University "Vulnerability and Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems and Fisheries to Climate Change" (more)

May 2, 2016
Bren Hall 1414
Environmental Justice Club Speaker, Strategic Environmental Research Initiative on Equity and the Environment (SERI Equity) Community Colloquium — Leonard Hammer, University of Arizona, Hebrew University, Israel "The Environment and International Human Rights: How does one assist the other?" (more)

April 29, 2016,
The Fess Parker, A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
Bren School Master's Projects Public Presentations: 17 Group Projects, 3 Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects. (more)

April 28, 2016
Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Program (LAFF) Speaker, Marco Quesada, Executive Director, Conservation International, Costa Rica "Responsible Fishing Areas in Costa Rica: Dissecting a fisheries management promise." (more)

April 18, 2016
PhD Seminar, Paulina Oliva, UCSB Economics — "Technology adoption under uncertainty: Take-up and subsequent investment in Zambia" (more)

April 4, 2016
Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship Program Seminar,
Nancy Sutley, Former Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. (more)

March 29, 2016
Community Colloquium: Ruth Langridge, UC Santa Cruz — "Managing Groundwater in California: History, Current Conditions and Potential Reforms for the State's Adjudicated Groundwater Basins. (more)

February 24, 2016
Student-Selected Speaker, Andreas Karelas, Executive Director, RE-volv —"The Rays of the Future: Financing the Community-Based Solar Energy Movement" (more)

February 22, 2016
SERI: Equity Speaker, Paige West, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, Chair of Department of Anthropology, Barnard College —"Rhetoric, Dispossession, and the Environment: Uneven Development in Papua New Guinea" (more)

February 19, 2016
2016 PhD Student Symposium(more)
See the schedule of symposium presentations

February 1, 2016
Deans Academic Council Panel, Jim Salzman (Professor, Bren School); Kyle Meng (Assistant Professor, Bren School); Durwood Zaelke (Visiting Professor); Romina Picolotti (Visiting Professor)—"COP 21: What happened in Paris and what lies ahead." (more)

January 14, 2016
Student-Selected Speaker,
L. Scott Mills, Professor,
Faculty Excellence Program in Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being, North Carolina State University. (more)

January 13, 2016
Community Colloquium, Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor Program on Climate Change, Lord John Krebs, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom, — "Tackling the Challenge of Climate Change: Rhetoric or Reality?" (more)

November 24, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense,
Julia Glenday —
"Modeling the Hydrologic Impacts of Vegetation and Channel Network Change for a Semi-arid, Mountainous, Meso-scale Catchment: the Baviaanskloof, South Africa." (more)

November 20, 2015
PhD Dissertation Defense,
Yuxiong Huang"Novel Magnetic Nanoparticle Adsorbents for Organic and Inorganic Contaminants." (more)

November 20, 2015
Faculty-Hosted Seminar, André Bardow, Chair of Technical Thermodynamics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
"From Climate Killer to Sustainability Hero? A Life-Cycle Assessment Perspective on Utilizing Carbon Dioxide." (more)

November 9, 2015
Bren School Seminar Series, Madeleine McKinnon, Senior Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conservation International
"How Equitable Is Conservation? Evidence and Experiences from an International NGO." (more)

October 26, 2015
Bren School Seminar, Dan Beard, Author, Deadbeat Dams, Former Commissioner, U. S. Bureau of Reclamation
"Climate Change, Bathtub Rings and Low-Flow Toilets: New Realities for Western Water" (more)

October 22, 2015
Faculty-Hosted Seminar, Adam Seth Levine,
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University — "Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Climate Change." (more)

October 15, 2015
Student-Selected Speaker,
Tamara DiCaprio, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability
Microsoft Corporation, "Carbon Neutrality IS the Bottom Line: The Development and Success of Microsoft's Innovative Carbon-Fee Model." (more)

October 2, 2015
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UC Natural Reserve System:
"Our Living Laboratories: The UCSB Natural Reserve System Today — a Conference for Campus and Community" (more)