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2014 Keynote Speakers

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Robert Kates, Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science, University of Maine
Sustainability Science: Moving Knowledge into Action

Robert Kates is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard, Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science at the University Of Maine, and University Professor (Emeritus) at Brown University. Trained as a geographer he has led interdisciplinary programs addressing hazards, water resources, climate, and adaptation  at the University of Dar as Salaam in Tanzania, Clark University, and the World Hunger Program at Brown University. He currently chairs the Advisory Board for the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) at the University of Maine. His most recent research is on reconstruction following hurricane Katrina (2006), on transformational adaptation to climate change (2012), and his current research is on Climate Change and Culvert Vulnerability in the Northeastern United States. Dr. Kates is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an awardee of the National Medal of Science.

Mark BorsukAssociate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Gambling with the Globe: The Role of Risk in Decision-Making for Sustainability

Mark Borsuk is an interdisciplinary instructor and researcher spanning the fields of engineering, economics, environmental modeling, and decision science. His current work is focused on climate change impacts, human and aquatic ecosystem interactions, gene-environment interactions, and risk communication and behavior. He is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award given by the Society of Risk Analysis and the Early Career Research Excellence Award of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society.