2012 Events

November 29, 2012: Conflict and Natural Resource Video Showcase
Is piracy off the coast of Somalia caused by land use conflicts? Do diamonds cause war? How can we lessen the negative conflict-related impacts of petroleum consumption? Students from Lecturer Nancy Gleason’s class “Conflict and Natural Resources” will showcase their videos. Each student video is five minutes in length

November 26, 2012:
REDD+: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Interaction Perspectives
Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Assistant Professor, the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy group (FNP), Wageningen University, the Netherlands. View her presentation slides here

November 5, 2012: Making REDD+ a Reality in the D.R. Congo: From Science to Policy and Practice. Glenn K. Bush, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center. View his presentation slides here

October 22, 2012:
Public Perceptions of Wind Energy Projects in Massachusetts
Maria Petrova, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School

September 24, 2012:
Riding the Unicorn: The Myth of Sustainability. Bruce J. Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Chair, League of Green Embassies

September 12, 2012: A Conversation with Robert F. Cekuta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State – informal discussion on the State Department’s newly created Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). View event flyer

April 26, 2012:
Aviation Biofuels: Propelling the World toward a Low-Carbon Future. Cristina Haus, Executive Editor, Jet Fuel Intelligence, Energy Intelligence Group

April 20, 2012:
Overcoming the Challenges of Climate Change, An Earth Day Talk. William Moomaw, Director, CIERP
Co-sponsored by TIE, Tufts Office of Sustainability, Tufts Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC), and CIERP

March 29, 2012:
Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities; Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts. Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s Shale Gas Committee

March 26, 2012: The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland. Hosted by The Edward R. Murrow Center, The Fletcher School; CIERP, The Fletcher School; The Institute of the North, Anchorage, AK; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway

March 15, 2012:
Getting Agriculture into the Climate Negotiations
Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of South Africa (via Skype)

March 14, 2012:
Indigenous People and Resource Rights. Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference, FLEC, and INCR

March 12, 2012:
NIMBY-ism and Wind Power — a New Look at an Old Problem. Maria Petrova Stefanovich, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School

March 1, 2012:
International Resource Politics and Minerals: How does the Resource Nexus come in? Raimund Bleischwitz, Transatlantic Academy Fellow and Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

February 9, 2012:
Climate Change & Sustainable Development Diplomacy: The Ongoing Process. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the World Bank.

January 25, 2012: Reversing Global Warming and Desertification with Livestock?
Counter Intuitive Thinking: A Futurist’s Inquiry.
Seth Itzkan, President, Planet-TECH Associates

January 19, 2012: From Rio to Rio: Moving Towards Sustainable Development in a Multi-speed World. Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank