News & Events Archive

Past Events

                              


2007

  Monday, October 29, 2007
"On the Promise of Peril of Ecological Citizenship: The Case of the Chicago Wilderness"
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Andrew Light, candidate for the position of director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will give a public lecture entitled, “On the Promise and Peril of Ecological Citizenship: The Case of the Chicago Wilderness.” Open to the public and free of charge. Andrew Light has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside. He is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle where he was also Interim Director of the Program on the Environment this past spring. From 2000 –2005, he was Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy and Director of the Environmental Conservation Education Program at New York University. Dr. Light is the author and editor of numerous publications relating to environmental ethics and policy.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7085  jofrench@bard.edu
  Tuesday, October 9, 2007
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) as Adaptive Management:
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Charles Staver is currently the program leader for Musa Biodiversity for Rural Livelihoods at Bioversity International in France. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University. His talk will cover the following ideas. IPM and adaptive management are well known frameworks for managing the
intersection between society's objectives and nature. Both frameworks might
benefit from the infusion of new approaches in learning and actor-oriented
innovation systems. Examples are taken from rural development projects in
Central America to discuss the relevance of these approaches to environmental
policy and education.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  jofrench@bard.edu
  Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Director Candidate Lecture
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glenn Adelson, candidate for the position of director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will give a public lecture entitled, "Nomencolonialism: Unwitting Barrier to Conservation." Open to the public and free of charge.
Glenn Adelson has a PH.D. in Biology from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is the recipient of several teaching awards at Harvard University, where he also received two Innovations in Teaching Grants. Dr. Adelson is the author of numerous publications and book chapters related to biodiversity, conservation biology, evolutionary biology and related interdisciplinary topics.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Dean of Graduate Studies
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  jofrench@bard.edu
  Monday, August 20, 2007
Welcome Class of 2009
Kline, Committee Room  9:00 am
Workshops begin for all new students. Detailed schedule will be provided to participants.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Jennifer Murray  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
  Thursday, May 24, 2007
BCEP: Master's Thesis Presentations
Olin, Room 102  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:00 PM
Introduction and Welcome

1:15 PM
Mian Sami-Ullah

Lahore, Pakistan
Improving Storm Water Recharge in Lahore City, Pakistan

1:45
Katherine Hays Van Sant

Fort Collins, Colorado
Mainstreaming Gender into Climate Change Adaptation

2:15
Katherine A. Bigner

Fort Collins, Colorado
Climate Change Mitigation at the Local Level:
A Study of the Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships


2:45
BREAK

3:00
Amy Louise Faust

Bunker Hill, Illinois
Sharing the Wealth: Public Revenue Management in Peru
and the Camisea Natural Gas Project


3:30
Michael James Foster

Poughkeepsie, New York
Why the Lack of Racial/Ethnic Representation in the
US Conservation Biology Profession?


4:00
Jessica Adina Steinberg

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Appraising Conservation Easement Donations:
The Need for More Uniform Standards and Greater Oversight

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
  Wednesday, May 23, 2007
BCEP: Master's Thesis Presentations
Olin, Room 102  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:00 PM
Introduction and Welcome


1:15 PM
Jackson David Morris

Lexington, Kentucky
Kenaf: An Alternative Crop to Clean Up The Mess

1:45
Rachel Mary Bowen

Stillwater, New York
New York State’s bright energy future?
Advances and Barriers to Widespread Commercial Photovoltaic Projects


2:15
Amanda Meredith Schneck

Walnutport, Pennsylvania
The Viability of Waste Vegetable Oil-Derived Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel

2:45
BREAK

3:00
Kristen Elizabeth Wilson

Lake Placid, NY
Where's the water? Perspectives on Water Conservation in
Upland Villages in the Oaxaca, Mexico Watershed


3:30
Lindsey Lusher

Columbus, Ohio
Contingent Valuation of Improved Water Services in Oaxaca, Mexico

4:00
Jennifer L. Peters

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Applying a Watershed Approach to Restore and
Protect Wetlands in Orange County, New York

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
  Tuesday, May 22, 2007
BCEP: Master's Thesis Presentations
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:15 PM
Timothy G. Treadwell
Fernandina Beach, FL
The Effect of Retail Market Restructuring on CO2 Emission Intensity

1:45
Jivan Gabriel Lee
Phoenicia, New York
Home Runs and Global Hectares: Assessing Major League Baseball's Environmental Impact using Ecological Footprint Analysis

2:15
Wu Jie
Peoples Republic of China
Understanding the Effectiveness of the Renewable Energy Act of China

2:45
COFFEE BREAK


3:00
Yan Min Aung
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Influence of the Opium Ban and Transboundary Illegal Logging on the Forests of Northern Sham State of Myanmar: A Case Study of Phartan Village

3:30
Tamara Mitrofanenko
Pyatigorsk, Russia
The Role of Environmental Security
in the Frozen Conflict Areas of the South Caucasus


4:00
Tatjana K. Rosen
Milano, Italy
A New Global Governance Regime for the
Protection of Marine Biodiversity in the High Seas

CHAMPAGNE TO FOLLOW
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
  Friday, May 18, 2007 – Saturday, May 19, 2007
BCEP professor at Tech/Action conference
Avery Art Center, Center for Film, Electronic Arts and Music  BCEP assistant professor of economics Gautam Sethi will speak at the 2nd annual Tech/Action conference sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Society program. "Games – Simulation – Conflict" is a conference exploring how changing modes of understanding games and simulation might transform definitions of conflict in the Internet era. The conference is the second annual "Tech/ Action" event – conferences designed to focus on workshops and hands-on experience involving technology and theory. On Friday May 18th, the conference will focus on the experience of games and conflict; on May 19th, the conference will engage in a series of discussions on the meaning of such games. More information at: www.myspace.com/techaction.
Sponsored by: Science, Technology, and Society Program
Contact: www.myspace.com/techaction  845-758-7321 
  Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Director Candidate Public Talk
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Carey P. Yeager, candidate for the position of Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will speak on campus.
Dr. Yeager most recently held the post of Senior Regional Environment and Climate Change Advisor for the USAID Central America Regional Program, she was also a conservation advisor for USAID Indonesia. She has also been a team leader for GEF project development and consultancy with the Nature Conservancy in Indonesia and with the UNDP. Additional professional experience includes directing the Rainforest Conservation Biology Group in Indonesia, providing strategic and technical advice to Conservation International within the Asia Pacific region, and work with WWF in Indonesia. She held the Clare Booth Luce Professorship for Women in Science within the Department of Biological Sciences at Fordham University, NY and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Florida, Gainseville and Universitas Indonesia. Dr. Yeager completed an NIH postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Tennessee. She received her B.S. at the Northern Michigan University and PhD at the University of California, Davis.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Contact: Doug O'Connor  845-758-7895  dgs@bard.edu
  Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Director Candidate Public Talk
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Robert Goldstein, candidate for the position of Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will speak on campus. Event is free of charge and open to the public.
Robert Goldstein is currently program director and general counsel of the Hudson River Program, Riverkeeper, Inc. Previously, he was visiting professor at Whittier Law School (2004–2005) and United States Military Academy at West Point (2002–2004), as well as director of environmental programs at Pace Law School (1996–2002). His publications include Environmental Ethics and Ecology: Green Wood in the Bundle of Sticks (2004) and Guide to Criminal Procedure in New York (2004). He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies (1997-2002). He holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and took his doctor of juridical science from the Pace University School of Law and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Contact: Doug O'Connor  845-758-7895  dgs@bard.edu
  Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Water Wars: Myth, Hype or Reality
Olin Language Center, Room 115  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presented by Dr. Jacob W. Kijne
....Refreshments at 5pm with lecture to follow....
For the thousands of years of recorded history, there may at most be one war that was fought specifically and only over water resources. But water issues have often exacerbated existing tensions as continues to be the case, for example, in the Middle East. There, and all over the world, people have competed—sometimes violently—for water. Within a nation, different water users, such as farmers, power companies, recreational users, and environmentalists, are often at odds. The larger the number of stakeholders, the more difficult it is to share water resources equitably.

Today more people than ever before are competing for the same amount of water. In some countries this competition has led to diminishing supplies of water for essential activities, including growing food. Are water wars therefore more likely in the future if some countries can grow enough food and others cannot?
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental Studies Department
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
Download: Kijne, Jacob CV 06 Water Wars.doc
  Monday, February 19, 2007
ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The documentary, nominated for an Academy Award, tells the story of how Enron rose to become the seventh largest corporation in America with what was essentially a Ponzi scheme, and in its last days looted the retirement funds of its employees to buy a little more time. Directed by Alex Gibney, 110 minutes.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu