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2014 Senator George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainabilityshutterstock_139451684

Mobilizing Knowledge to Shape a Sustainable Future
October 2, 2014 at 1:00pm

Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono

Keynote Speaker: William Clark
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Remarks by: Senator George J. Mitchell

Reception to follow: Collins Center for the Arts, Grand Foyer

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William ClarkWilliam Clark is the Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research focuses on sustainability science: understanding the interactions of human and environmental systems with a view toward advancing the goals of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in how institutional arrangements affect the linkage between knowledge and action in the sustainability arena. At Harvard, he currently co-directs the Sustainability Science Program. He is co-author of Adaptive environmental assessment and management (Wiley, 1978), Redesigning rural development (Hopkins, 1982); and The global health system: Institutions in a time of transition (Harvard, 2010); editor of the Carbon dioxide review (Oxford, 1982); coeditor of Sustainable development of the biosphere (Cambridge, 1986), The earth transformed by human action (Cambridge, 1990), Learning to manage global environmental risks (MIT, 2001), and Global Environmental Assessments (MIT, 2006); and co-chaired the US National Research Councils study Our Common Journey:A Transition Toward Sustainability (NAP, 1999). He serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Clark is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize, the Humboldt Prize, the Kennedy School’s Carballo Award for excellence in teaching, and the Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 Senator George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability

Jane LubchencoScience Serving Society: Achieving Real-World Solutions

Keynote Speaker: Jane Lubchenco
Professor, Oregon State University
Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

September 25, 2013 at 1:00pm
Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Jane Lubchenco is an environmental scientist and marine ecologist. In 2009, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as the first woman administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lubchenco resigned her position as NOAA Administrator in late 2012 to return to Oregon State University where she is the Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology. Her research interests include biodiversity, climate change, sustainability science, and the state of the oceans.

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