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2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Live from Copenhagen, Director Goodstein reports from the COP 15 negotiations
Anywhere, just call in!  3:00 pm
Please join us this Wednesday, December 16 at 3 PM eastern, when Director Goodstein will be calling in to The National Climate Seminar live from the COP 15 climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hopes have been raised among the thousands of international negotiators, climate activists, and green business entrepreneurs by the expected presence of both President Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao this Friday.

Will Obama reverse a decade of US failure and deliver a real commitment to carbon reduction?  Will he seize the opportunity to launch an upward spiral of US-Chinese challenges on emission reduction and technology leadership? Will he exercise his authority to push through carbon reductions regardless of Senate action, with the EPA enforcing his 17% target through the Clean Air Act? What other options will the President bring to Copenhagen that would enable him to truly live up to his Nobel Prize? Join the discussion of these critical questions.

Dial-in number is 712-432-3100; conference code, 253385. Send advance questions to climate@bard.edu.

Visit the NCS website for more information about the National Climate Seminar and for next semester's schedule.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliams@bard.edu
  Monday, December 7, 2009
Online Information Session
Online  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Attend an ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION to learn about graduate school in environmental policy at Bard College.

Register Today!


Learn first hand about the Bard Center for Environmetnal Policy's innovative graduate programs. Enjoy the opportunity to hear from Director Eban Goodstein about why Bard is a place for people who will change the future. Gather important information about our admission requirements and what makes a competitive applicant. You will have the opportunity to ask questions too. No travel required!

For questions regarding registration, please email us.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
  Thursday, December 3, 2009
Integrating Cultural, Linguistic and Biological Diversity by Dr. Eleanor Sterling
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TONIGHT

The world’s biodiversity and the vast and diverse pool of cultural knowledge, beliefs, values, practices, and languages developed by humanity over time are under threat by many of the same human-induced forces. We are facing key questions about how we can conserve biological diversity and sustain diverse cultural practices and livelihoods in the face of globalization. How can we avoid treating nature and culture as static and instead provide space for evolution and change without leading to homogenization?

Creating lasting solutions to these complex issues requires a multidisciplinary approach. However, many of today’s environmental professionals were trained at a time when boundaries between the natural and social sciences were great. Social and biological scientists need to work together to mitigate threats to human lifeways and the environment, and to identify ways in which these efforts mutually reinforce each other without one inadvertently undermining the other.


Dr. Eleanor Sterling, a conservation biologist, is the Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. She is also the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University and a Visiting Faculty at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

Reception to Follow at 7:30pm
All are welcome!




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Earth Days with Director Robert Stone
Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center  7:30 pm
This Thursday night, Bard CEP is sponsoring a showing of the new film Earth Days, a documentary about the progression of the Modern Environmental Movement. Bard CEP is honored and excited to have Stone host this event. All are welcome to attend; please alert your students. For more information on this film, please visit http://www.earthdaysmovie.com/. We hope to see you there!

LOCATION - Jim Ottaway Jr. Theater in the Avery Art Center

"Earth Days" reveals personal testimonies of rare archival media from extraordinary pioneers such as former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; Biologist and author Paul Elrich; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and sustainability expert Hunter Lovins. "Earth Days" is poetic mediation on humanities complex relationship with the natural world. It depicts an appealing history of the revolutionary achievements as well as missed opportunities in eco-activism.

Robert Stone is a multiple-award-winning documentary filmmaker. Stone graduated with a degree in History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Stone’s desire to be a filmmaker started once he moved to New York City in 1983. Over the last 20 years, Stone has developed a steady reputation, internationally, with accredited and unique documentary films about American History, pop culture, and mass media.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Thursday, November 5, 2009
Graduate Program Open House
An Open House for the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, hosted by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, will be held at Bard this fall. Take the opportunity to visit campus, meet with faculty, students, and admission representatives and gain insight into our program offerings as well as the application process. To register, click here.

Time and Location: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room of Bertelsmann Campus Center.

Graduate Programs at this event:
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture Center for Curatorial Studies Conductors Institute ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies Master of Arts in Teaching Program Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Graduate Program in Vocal Arts Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The 350 Teach-In, MPR 5-7pm
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bard CEP and BERD are hosting a 350 TEACH-IN as a lead up to the 350 International Day of Action. The 350 TEACH-IN is this Thursday and will be a campus-wide Interdisciplinary Plenary composed of a 30 minute panel presentation on the concept of 350, followed by discussion and action.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION AND TAKE ACTION (agenda)
5:00pm:   350 potluck (come even if you don't bring food)
5:30pm:   350 Panel followed by Q & A
6:00pm:   350 Breakout session (groups will have a topic to draft a letter to your Senator) 
6:30pm:   350 Posters! - Put your "green footprint" on a poster and sign it. (Green paint and poster paper will be provided). Pictures and posters will be sent to your Senators along with your letter.

PANEL
The Science Behind 350: Climate Change and the Future
Gidon Eshel, Bard Center Fellow in Environmental Studies

The Economics of 350
Eban Goodstein (moderator), Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Director, National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions

Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
Felicia Keesing, Associate Professor of Biology; Adjunct Faculty, MAT Program; Affiliated Faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Beyond Denial: Why We Refuse to Face the Reality of Climate Change
Barbara Luka, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Community Solutions to Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation
Melissa Everett, Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley

Planning for Climate Change: Acting As A Region
Jennifer Schwartz Berky, Visiting Lecturer in Environmental and Urban Studies; Deputy Director, Ulster County Planning Board

Student Activism: The Fight for Climate Change Action
Hanna Mitchell, Bard College Student, Bard Environmental Collective

GUEST SPEAKERS
Tom Mansfield – Dutchess County Legislator
Robert McKeon – Red Hook Town Councilman

350 signifies the safe upper limit of carbon in our atmosphere.  In preparation for the "350 Day of Action", this event will be the culmination of a campus wide letter-writing event competition.  At 5pm we will be collecting and reviewing 350+ letters to mail to our elected representatives.  A faculty and local elected official panel will present awards for letters presenting the best argument, most creatively assembled, and submitted in the highest quantity. Participants will be photographed at 6pm. 


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Office of Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: 350poster.pdf
Monday, October 5, 2009
Dr. Rachel Cleetus of the Union of Concerned Scientists to give a talk at Bard
Reem-Kayden Center Auditorium  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
"We Can Do It! A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy."This is a public event and all are welcome to attend.Dr. Rachel Cleetus, climate economist from the Union of Concerned Scientists, speaks about making the transition to a clean energy economy. Dr. Cleetus is an expert in environmental economics. The focus of her work is designing and advocating for effective global warming policies at the federal, regional, state and international levels. CLICK HERE for a copy of the Blueprint Report by UCS. For more information on our speaker, CLICK HERE.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7085  jofrench@bard.edu
  Saturday, June 20, 2009 – Sunday, June 21, 2009
BCEP at Clearwater Festival this weekend
Croton-on-Hudson, NY  Come to the the Clearwater Festival 2009 - The Great Hudson River Revival!

BCEP representatives will be on site, both days, with information about our innovative graduate program and literature about our unique curriculum and multiple degree options. We hope to see you there!



Visit the Clearwater Festival website to buy tickets or to find out who is preforming - www.clearwater.org/festival/index.html

This year's festival will be held at Croton Point Park
 www.westchestergov.com/parks/parkslocations02/CrotonPointPark.htm



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
  Saturday, May 23, 2009
COMMENCEMENT 2009
Bard College  Come and celebrate commencement of the best and brightest at Bard. Master's students of the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College will participate in graduation with the entire college before they start, or re-start in some cases, their career journeys in environmental policy.

BCEP students work in all areas of the environmental policy arena, whether public, private, or non-profit sectors at the local, regional, national, or international levels. Most of our students are already employed upon graduating as policy analyists, environmental specialists, project associates and managers, advocates, lobbyists, journalists, congressional aides and much much more.

Congratulations BCEP class of 2009!



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Thursday, May 21, 2009 – Friday, May 22, 2009
Master's Theses Presentations
Olin, Room 102  Every year, graduate students from the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College give public presentations of their Master's Project theses to the Bard community, friends, and family members. This is the culmination of rigorous research, writing, and faculty advisorship through the fall and spring semesters of their second year, and a 10 week Master's Seminar.

Student topics are chosen individually and pertain to important environmental policy topics on various scales and across the world. See the topics of this year's Master's Projects below.

2009 MASTER’S THESES PRESENTATIONS
Thursday, May 21 OLIN Room 102

2:00 - 3:00 pm: BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION POLICY

THE EUROPEANIZATION OF BULGARIA’S BIODIVERSITY POLICY: EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR DOMESTIC CHANGE?
By Brendan Duprey - East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

THE COLLABORATIVE SHIFT:
AN EVALUATIVE STUDY OF EL SALVADOR’S CURRENT BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PARADIGM
By John Edward Stapleton - Pelham, New York


3:00 - 3:15 pm: BREAK

3:15 - 4:45 pm: LIVELIHOODS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

THE IMPLICATIONS OF NEW YORK CITY’S DECREASING MANUFACTURING SPACE
By Rebecca Elaine Massey - Madison, Wisconsin

LEAD CONTAMINATION IN URBAN AGRICULTURE AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS IN BUEA, CAMEROON
By Hilary Anja-Tanke - Buea, Cameroon

VALUING SELECT NONMARKETED FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: A META-ANALYSIS APPROACH
By Jessie O’Brien Mee - Massapequa, New York



Friday, May 22 OLIN Room 102

2:30 - 3:30 pm: RESPONSIBLE ENERGY GENERATION

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES IN THE REALIZATION OF LOCAL WIND ENERGY PROJECTS
By Steve Sarno - Falmouth, Maine

THE MARCELLUS SHALE IN PENNSYLVANIA: A TECHNICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND REGULATORY EXAMINATION
By Maggi E. Quinlan - Butler, Pennsylvania


3:30 - 3:45 pm BREAK

3:45 - 4:45 pm: RESPONSIBLE ENERGY CONSUMPTION


GREENING HOTELS: EXAMINING BENEFITS, BARRIERS, AND SOLUTIONS
By Yvette Suzanne Rogers - Valencia, California

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ACCOUNTING: WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
By Evan C. Gillespie - Madison, Connecticut


4:45 PM: PARTY!

 All presentations are open to family, friends and the public. A reception will follow Friday's final presentations. We hope you can all come!




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Friday, April 24, 2009
Interdisciplinary Environmental Education in the 21st Century: Training for Leadership
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room   The Bard Center for Environmental Policy will hold a conference,  “Interdisciplinary Environmental Education In the 21st Century: Training for Leadership,” sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation, on Friday, April 24- Sunday April 26, 2009, at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Featuring “keynote conversations” with Bard President, Leon Botstein, leading environmental educator, David Orr, and New York Times journalist, Andrew C. Revkin, the conference will examine the new challenges facing environmental policy programs in higher education: How can we best educate the generation of leaders who, by 2050, will have to rewire the world with clean energy, house and feed another 3 billion people, and adapt to a rapidly changing climate? Today’s young people must guide the world through unprecedented challenges: as educators, how can we prepare them for the tasks ahead? Sessions will focus on achieving a true interdisciplinary curriculum, balancing theory versus practice, and implementing instructional tools that utilize examples and practices from both within and outside the U.S. In additional panels addressing cutting-edge approaches to climate change and payment systems for ecosystems services, academics and practitioners will evaluate methods to build connections across disciplinary fields. A closing workshop session on Saturday will engage participants in the integration of interdisciplinary learning into curricula designed to support leadership by environmental studies graduates. The final day of the conference, Sunday, will be devoted to a strategic evaluation of the two-year educational experiment led by the incoming Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Dr. Eban Goodstein. In 2008 and 2009, Goodstein organized national teach-in events on global warming, involving over two thousand schools and other institutions across the country. Thousands of faculty members and university staff helped organize these events, and now remain connected to the teach-in network. What have we learned from this initiative? And in what direction should the network head in 2010?  Please join us at Bard for this important conference.
AGENDAFriday, April 24Bard College 1: 00 pm: Welcome and Introduction, Eban Goodstein, BCEP Director 1:30–3:00 pm: Panel I - Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Environmental Policy at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (BCEP), BCEP Faculty, and Pam Sturner of the Aldo Leopold Center at Stanford University on Training for Leadership The “BCEP Model” is unique in the degree to which subject matter is integrated across disciplines in the core courses taken by the Masters degree candidates. In this panel, the model is presented by a panel of BCEP faculty, with discussion of the challenges and opportunities this presents in the education process. Then Pam Sturner of Stanford’s Aldo Leopold Center will present a model of leadership training for environmental scientists, with implications for the BCEP model. 3:00–4:30 pm: Keynote Conversation on Public Education: Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, and Andrew Revkin, senior staff reporter for the New York Times. Once tomorrow’s leaders have a strong interdisciplinary education, they will be able to apply systems thinking to the challenges ahead. But they also must be effective public educators—with the ability to bring that knowledge to inform democratic decision-making. Where is the line between public education and advocacy? 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Reception Saturday, April 25Bard College 8:30–9:30 am: Panel II - Experiences in Environmental Policy Education from Abroad Our Luce partners speak on the goals of their graduate programs and the employment opportunities they are training for. Juan Jose Consejo, INSO, Oaxaca, Mexico; Dr. Zarina Patel, University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Dr. Yijun Ji, Nankai University, Tianjin City, China 9:30- 10:45 am: Panel III - Has Global Warming Opened the Door for Interdisciplinary Dialogue? The National Teach-In Experience
Representatives of colleges participating in the NTI, including Professors Penelope Canan, Jon Isham and Pushpa Ramakrishna, give 5-minute statements about the extent to which global warming as a subject matter, and the teach-in in particular, has fostered ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue on campus. To be followed by a moderated round table discussion. 10:45-11:15 am: Coffee break 11:15-12:45: Panel IV - Payment for Ecosystem Services: A model field experience for training environmental policy makers. Juan Jose Consejo, of the Institute for Nature and Society in Mexico, Alexander Pfaff, of Duke University, and Lindsey Lusher ‘07, discuss the concept of “Payment for Ecosystems Services” as a model integrative concept to utilize in training environmental policy graduates. Gautam Sethi, BCEP faculty, moderates. 12:45-2:00 pm: Lunch 2:00-3:15 pm: Breakout Session – Evaluation and critique of BCEP model of graduate training in environmental policy, with application to home institutions.
 Breakout groups will discuss the BCEP model of interdisciplinary training in environmental policy, make suggestions for solving some key challenges, and reflect on potential lessons for their home institutions. Group discussion for 45 minutes followed by 30 minutes to report back on summary points. 3:15-3:45 pm: Coffee break 3:45-5:30 pm: Plenary – Keynote Conversation on Higher Education and Sustainability: William H. Schlesinger, President of the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Services and David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College. Eban Goodstein as moderator. What is the Role of Higher Education in building a sustainable future? Coffee reception for the public to follow.  Sunday, April 26Bard College 9:00-10:30 am: Keynote on The National Teach-In — Successes, Failures, Next Steps: Eban Goodstein. Discussants: Penelope Canan, Jon Isham, Xarissa Holdaway and Pushpa Ramakrishna. A review and analysis of the last two years’ experience of the National Teach-In on Global Warming. A proposal for a follow-on 2009-2010 initiative will be discussed. Participants share the strengths and weaknesses of teach-in experience; engage in SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis of Goodstein’s 2009-2010 proposal. 10:30-11:00 am: Coffee Break 11:00-12:30 am: Break Out Participants brainstorm alternatives/extensions to the 2009-2010 proposal, explore partnerships, funding ideas, and commitments. 12:30-1:00 pm: Report Back and closure 
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To be kept informed of conference details, and to register, please RSVP to Josephine French (jofrench@bard.edu) with your contact info, including your full name, organization, and email (phone and mailing address optional) along with the dates/times you plan to attend.

There is no charge to register. All sessions of the conference are free and open to the public. For directions to the college, see  http://www.bard.edu/about/location/

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7085  jofrench@bard.edu
  Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Changing Demographics in the Catskills: Implications for Environmental Policy
2020 Vision for the Catskills
Reem-Kayden Center, Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Professor Christy Caridi, Marist College Date: April 8, 2009Lecture: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Bard College, Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium, Reem-Kayden CenterFree and open to the public  For more information, contact Jennifer Phillips at (845) 758-7845 or visit http://www.catskillcenter.org/whatsnew/events.html. This edition of the four-campus lecture series, 2020 Vision for the Catskills, is sponsored by the Catskill Institute for the Environment and hosted by Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Jennifer Phillips  845-758-7845 
  Thursday, April 2, 2009
BCEP Panel Discussion
Inspired by "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
Campus Center, Red Room 202  9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Please join us in a discussion of issues related to food and agricultural systems. BCEP Graduate students present the latest findings on their topics with discussion following each panel.ALL ARE WELCOME!Panel I (9:30-10:20): FOOD SAFETY & NUTRITION Pesticide Residue on Organic Food - Auropriya AnniPublic School Lunch Policies - Matthew GuentherLess Nutrients in Veggies Today? - Lindsay ChapmanIrradiation: Is it Safe? - Taryn Morris
10 minute Break
Panel II (10:30-11:20): CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS Hybrid vs Open-pollinated Maize in the Developing World - Shaylah Reagan Wild Foods and Local Knowledge - Phoo Than Htut Perennial Grains: Wave of the Future? -  Emily Fischer Biochar: Miracle for Sustainable Ag? - Michel Wahome 
Panel III (1:00-1:50): FOOD POLICY
 Brownfield Remediation & Urban Agriculture - Joshua JacobsonLocal Food Systems: Pros and Cons - Dan SmithThe GMO ban in Europe - Kaleena MillerFishberries! Adding Foreign Genes to Food Crops - Kristine Pierce
10 minute Break
Panel IV (2:00-2:50): ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMSOrganic CAFOs? - Annie KlineAntibiotics in Animal Feed - Kate GalbraithNational Animal Identification System - Jaclyn Harrison
Discussion!
  
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Thursday, April 2, 2009 – Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Spring Recruitment Schedule


MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE - CUNY -  Annual Graduate Fair

Thursday, April 2 2009, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


4th ANNUAL STUDENT SUMMIT: BUILD YOUR GREEN FUTURE - Graduate Fair

Friday, April 3 2009, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522For more info and to register: http://environmentalconsortium.org/taskforces/student/student_events.htm

 NATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS  - Graduate and Opportunity Fair

Tuesday, April 7 2009, 5-7 PMEmpire Ballroom, Sheraton New York,
811 7th Ave (at 53rd St.)
Wednesday, April 8 2009, 5-7 PM6th Floor Foyer, New York Marriott Marquis
Broadway between 45th and 46th Aves.  
COME MEET ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES, PICK UP INFORMATION, AND FIND OUT IF WE ARE THE SCHOOL FOR YOU!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Information Session for Master's International Program
Public Presentations from BCEP'S returning Master's International Students
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Format as follows:

5:00PM ~ MEET & GREET  faculty, staff and students - refreshments served
5:30PM ~ Introductions of Panelists and Master's International (MI) Degree
5:40PM ~ BCEP's MI students, Brendan Duprey and John Stapleton, present their experiences in El Salvador and Bulgaria
6:20PM ~ Regional Peace Corps Recruiter, Amie Kabia, will present logistics of Peace Corps service
6:30PM ~  open to Q & A from the audience

Light refreshments provided!
Free and open to the public.
To Apply: www.bard.edu/cep

PLEASE FORWARD TO PEOPLE YOU FEEL WOULD BE INTERESTED!!

THANK YOU



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Saturday, February 21, 2009
BCEP Hosts Open House for Prospective Students
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open house for prospectives students to learn more about our program offerings, speak with faculty, current students, and alumni, and visit campus.

LIVE VIDEO CHAT WITH NEW DIRECTOR AT 2 PM!!

Light Refreshments Served!
Campus Tour At 3 PM


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7073  cepevent@bard.edu
  Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Come visit BCEP Recruiters on the road & near you this spring!
Spring recruitment scedule now online
Grad Fair at Power Shift 2009Idealist Graduate Fair - Power Shift '09 Conference

Saturday, February 28 2009, 11:30 am - 2:30 pmDC Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
For more info and to register: http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/CareerFair/Viewer/default?career-fair-id=218 ALL-IVY ENVIRONMENTAL &
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CAREER FAIR
Friday, March 6, 2009Low Library
Columbia University,
 New York, NY For more info and to register: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/education/ivy_career_fair/index.html
NATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS
GRADUATE SCHOOL / OPPORTUNITY FAIRTuesday, April 7 2009, 5-7 PMEmpire Ballroom, Sheraton New York,
811  7th Ave (at 53rd St.) Wednesday, April 8 2009, 5-7 PM6th Floor Foyer, New York Marriott Marquis
Broadway between 45th and 46th Aves. For more info and to register: http://www.nmun.org/participating.htm  Come collect information about our innovative graduate program and find out if it is right for you! For more information: contact Molly Williams at 845-758-7071, or e-mail mwilliam@bard.edu

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – Thursday, February 5, 2009
National Teach-In Global Warming Solutions
To Be Announced  Along with over 700 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will participate in this year's National Global Warming Teach-In taking place on Wed. & Thurs. February 4 and 5th.  Events include a video dialogue with Senator-to-be Gillibrand (invited), the Stabilization Wedge Workshop, and a report on Bard's Green House Gas Inventory. The Stabilization Wedge Game, based on a paper by Pacala and Socolow (1994), will take place on Thursday, Feb. 5th, from 7 – 9 PM. It is a team-based exercise in which players build a portfolio of stabilization strategies and assess their impacts and costs. Bard's version of the game will include local high school students, area community leaders, Bard faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students. Faculty from each division will participate and invite their students to join their team.

In addition to team brainstorming activities, Bard's road to achieving climate neutrality will be brought into focus by the shared results of the College green house gas inventory, submitted as part of the American College & University's Presidents Climate Commitment.

 Eban Goodstein, professor of Economics and writer of Economics and the Environment, has been running The National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions for the past three years, and will now join Bard College as the new Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy this fall.  

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu

Press Release: View

  Friday, January 30, 2009
BCEP ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR, DR. EBAN GOODSTEIN
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Eban Goodstein, currently Professor of Economics at Lewis & Clark College, has accepted the position of Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, starting Fall 2009. Many of you know Dr. Goodstein through his work the last couple of years running The National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions (the 2009 event is upcoming on February 5th), or through his undergraduate textbook, Economics and the Environment.

There is still time to apply for admission to the Masters in Environmental Policy program for the fall of 2009. Because of Dr. Goodstein’s appointment, we are extending the application deadline until March 15th. If you have friends or students who might be interested in joining Eban in his inaugural year at Bard, please forward this e-mail along to them. Eban will continue to run a national educational initiative on global warming from BCEP.
 Here is what Dr. Goodstein recently wrote to our current applicants: "I took the job at BCEP because I believe that to prepare for the work ahead, you need the highest quality education and training that my generation can provide. Bard has a unique, integrated curriculum: faculty with expertise in the sciences, politics and economics collaborate closely to deliver a year of intense and demanding graduate courses in environmental policy. We admit a very small class, insuring excellent access both to your professors, and to cutting-edge research. Following your course work, internships provide high-level engagement and hands-on practice. And through the thesis experience, you will leave the program with deep expertise in your field of choice.  Bottom line: BCEP is training leaders for the heroic tasks that face your generation, and I am excited and honored to be a part of that effort.”  We are very pleased to welcome Eban Goodstein to the Directorship at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.
 Mara Ranville, Interim Director
Bard Center for Environmental Policy

For the press release: http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=1636

Contact: Bard Center for Environmental Policy  845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu

Press Release: View

  Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Call in and speak with future BCEP director Dr. Eban Goodstein
Call-In  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We are excited to announce that Dr. Eban Goodstein will be the new Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy next fall. Information regarding this important news is soon to be released. We want to invite prospective students and BCEP applicants to talk with Dr. Goodstein and learn more on an informational conference call set for January 21st, at 1 PM eastern. To learn more and find out how you can participate, email mwilliam@bard.edu or call 845.758.7071.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu