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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Spring Seminar Flyer

Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Jacqueline McGlade, Director, Science Division, UN Environment Programme (Details TBA)

Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Simone Pulver, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, UCSB (Details TBA)

Friday, April 27, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00
The Fess Parker - a Doubletree by Hilton Resort
633 East Cabrillo Blvd
Bren School Master's Project Presentations: 16 Group Projects and 3 Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects (Details TBA)

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Stephanie Pincetl, California Center for Sustainable Communities, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA (Details TBA)

Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Amy Angert, Professor, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia (Details TBA)

Monday, May 14, 2018, 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor, Sea Education Association (Details TBA)

Friday, June 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard
2018 Bren School Commencement Exercises


Events Archive

March 12, 2018
Bren Seminar, John Gallo, Senior Scientist, Conservation Biology Institute — "Knowledge Systems, Regional Sustainability, and the Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint" (more)

March 6, 2018
PhD Disseration Defense, Molly Lassiter — "Essays in Ecological Economics" (more)

March 5, 2018
Bren Seminar, Antonio Medrano, Postdoctoral Researcher, Bren School — "GIS Data for Spatial Analysis: What to Avoid at All Costs" (more)

February 28, 2018
Bren Seminar, Elena Finkbeiner, Affiliated Researcher, Stanford University — "Studying Marine Fisheries as Coupled Social-Ecological Systems" (more)

February 21, 2018
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Dan Dudek, Vice President, Asia, Environmental Defense Fund"From the Adirondacks to Beijing: One Economist's Journey" (more)

February 16, 2018
2018 PhD Student Symposium
Learn about diverse cutting-edge research being conducted at the Bren School (more)
See the schedule of Symposium presenters

February 14, 2018
Student-Selected Panel, Dena Montague, ÉnergieRich; Diana Glassman, Integration Strategy; Sophie Parker, The Nature Conservancy; Tristan Bridges, Sociology, UCSB — "Gender Equity in the Environmental Sector" (more)

February 12, 2018
Bren Seminar, Nathan Mueller, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science, UC Irvine — "Crops in a Changing Climate: Trends, Adaptation, and Mechanisms" (more)

February 8, 2018
Seminar, Buddy Huffaker, President and Executive Director, Aldo Leopold Foundation — "Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic: The Past, Present, and Future" (more)

February 5, 2018
Bren Seminar, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Associate Professor, Life and Environmental Sciences, UC Merced — "Post-Fire Transport and Persistence of Pyrogenic Carbon in Soil" (more)

January 29, 2018
Bren Seminar, Christina Voigt, Professor, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo — "Diffuse Leadership in the UN Climate Negotiations" (more)

January 22, 2018
Bren Seminar, Mike Burrows, Professor, Scottish Association for Marine Science — "Detecting Ecosystem Responses to Ocean Warming" (more)

January 10, 2018
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Gavin Schmidt, Climate Scientist "What Are Climate Models Good For?" (more)