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2011

  Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Online Info Session: Director Goodstein and Admissions Q&A
4:00 pm
These information sessions are for prospective students and applicants to learn more. Each session is a brief 15-20 minute presentation followed by Q & A, so have your questions ready! 

REGISTER TODAY! 



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
  Wednesday, December 7, 2011
National Climate Seminar: Mark Hertsgaard, Author and Journalist, on his new book, "Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth"
12:00 pm
Send us your questions, prior to each call, by emailing climate@bard.edu. All calls are also available as podcasts.

Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.


For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and the Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived―a century earlier than forecast―with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard’s daughter Chiara, now five years old, is part of what he has dubbed “Generation Hot”–the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption.

HOT is a father’s cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on solutions, offering a deeply reported blueprint for how all of us―as parents, communities, companies and countries―can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daughter’s future, Hertsgaard provides “pictures” of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicago’s climate transformed to resemble Houston’s; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, HOT is a book about how we’ll survive.

MARK HERTSGAARD, called “one of America’s finest reporters” by Barbara Ehrenreich, is the author of five previous books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency and Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future.

Read some of Mark's work: Bloomberg Goes 'Beyond Coal'; Activists Step Up Protests Against Tar Sands

Website:
http://markhertsgaard.com/about/


National Climate SeminarListen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. Assign these half-hour calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.

More on the National Climate Seminar: http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
Friday, December 2, 2011
Keynote Lecture with Majora Carter
Bard College Chapel  8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an exciting public lecture with Majora Carter, President of the Majora Carter Group, an economic consulting firm dedicated to environmental quality and sustainable development. The topic of the lecture will be: How do you build a Leadership Career?

Aside from directing her own consulting firm, Major Carter is the producer and host of the Peabody Award winning public radio series, The Promised Land, and serves on the Boards of the U.S. Green Building Council and The Wilderness Society. From 2001 - 2008, she was the Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization she founded that offered green collar job training and placements systems to one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the U.S.. 

This talk is free and open to the public. We also hope to webcast the lecture for our online audiences. 

More information about the speaker can be found here.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Download: Majora Carter on Leadership.pdf
  Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Science of Climate Change
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We cordially invite you to a panel discussion on "Climate Impacts Around the Globe" led by graduate students in the new climate Science and Policy masters program. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Climate change and its impacts may play out differently in different regions.  This panel discussion explores these differences to gain insight into future impacts.

All are welcome, please help us spread the word!


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Open House at Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Interested in earning a master's degree with just one more year at Bard? Come to our fall open house and find out how you qualify!  REGISTER TODAY

Come meet the director, faculty and students of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. This is a great chance for prospectives and applicants to visit and learn first-hand about our innovative graduate programs. We hope you can join us!

    
Tentative Agenda 11:00 Introductions 11:15 About Bard CEP from Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard CEP 11:45 Admissions Overview from Molly Williams, Admissions Coordinator 12:00 Lunch Break (Pizza) 12:30  Faculty Panel with Audience Q & A 1:30 Student led campus tour
For questions contact Molly Williams.
AND REGISTER TODAY

Bard College undergraduates may proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study at Bard to one of the two-year master’s degree programs outlined below. Interested Bard students should apply in their junior year. Completion of Bard distribution requirements, successful moderation into a program of study, and approval from their undergraduate advisor is required to enroll in the graduate program. Accepted students spend two years at Bard completing the master’s degree. The master’s thesis serves as the student’s senior project with an undergraduate advisor serving as the second reader. Graduates of the program receive a B.A. and an M.S. from Bard in five years.

>>>> M.S. in Environmental Policy <<<<

First-year courses link natural ecosystems and their functioning to the impact of socioeconomic activities, and to the political, institutional, and legislative processes that address environmental problems. Emphasizing analytical frameworks and basic principles through examples and case studies, the courses follow a modular structure, allowing for in-depth interdisciplinary study on nine major themes: Air and Atmosphere; Water and Fisheries; Land, Forests, and Soil; Biological Diversity; Energy; Agriculture; Urban Systems; Industrial Ecology; and Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health.

>>>> M.S. in Climate Science and Policy <<<<

First-year courses focus on the interplay between climate science and solutions. The program trains future policy leaders to guide critical greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation efforts, working in business, government, and in NGOs. Students develop specific expertise in the development and deployment to scale of clean-energy technologies, and in the interaction of ecosystems, agriculture, and climate. Joint class sessions, field trips, guest lectures, and conferences expose students to the critical issues and practices of climate-change science and current policy issues. Policy experts and natural and social scientists have designed the curriculum for students to gain the sophisticated graduate level training in policy solutions demanded by employers today.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
National Climate Seminar: Seb Henbest on Politics Down Under
2:00 pm
The National Climate Seminar hosts journalist Seb Hedbest, who will be discussing Australian carbon taxes. Recently, coal-dependent Australia became the second major economy outside of Europe to put a price on carbon. Hedbest will take us through the politics of this accomplishment.


The National Climate Seminar is a twice monthly national conference call with top climate scientists, policy-makers, analysts and communications experts. Join us at noon eastern. A great opportunity to engage your students in real-time dialog about climate solutions; you can use the calls as the basis for a brownbag, or assign them as homework. All calls are recorded and available as podcasts. For more information, contact us at climate@bard.edu.

Sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Earth Institute.

9/7    Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
        The Tea Party and Climate Strategy    
9/21   Dave Roberts, Editor, Grist
        Global Warming, Politics and the Media  
10/5   Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
        Climate Capitalism     
10/19  Sharon Nunes, VP, Big Green Innovations, IBM
        Smarter Planet? IBM's Climate Solutions 
11/2   Richard Alley*, Penn State University
        The Carbon Control Knob     
11/16  Seb Henbest, Bloomberg       
        Politics Down Under: Does Catastrophe Drive Change?    
12/7   Mark Hertsgaard, Author and Journalist
        Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth      
             
*Invited

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  climate@bard.edu
  Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ecopoetics Reading and Forum with guests: Jonathan Skinner and Juliana Spahr
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  5:00 pm
The John Ashbery Poetry Series presents:

Ecopoetics Reading and Forumwith guestsJonathan Skinner and Juliana Spahr

Free and open to the public. 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; John Ashbery Poetry Series
Contact: 845-758-6822 
  Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Finance for Sustainability: An Introduction
Blithewood, Levy Institute  12:00 pm
Please join us, tomorrow, for a public lecture and conversation with finance experts John Fullerton and Rick Stuckey of The Capital Institute on the emerging topic of financing sustainability. This event is free and open to the public.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Levy Economics Institute
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: financing sustainability small.pdf
  Friday, September 23, 2011 – Saturday, September 24, 2011
NEES Annual Meeting At Bard
Educating the Greatest Generation
Olin Foyer  4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
THE NORTHEAST ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MEETING

Friday 4:30 reception in olin atrium
Interested Bard Faculty and Staff should email us to sign up today!

Conference Website and Agenda



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7085  jofrench@bard.edu
  Thursday, September 22, 2011
Peace Corps At Bard: Info Session
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have you been considering Peace Corps as an option after college but are unsure about what skills you can utilize as a volunteer? Do you want to learn more about how you can combine Peace Corps and graduate school?

Come to an info session and meet returned volunteers in person. If the technology cooperates, we'll be able to Skype in a currently-serving Peace Corps volunteer from Samoa! She is serving as a Bard Master's International student.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Career Development Office
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Bard's Environmental and Urban Studies Program presents: City Lectures
Olin Language Center, Room 115  All events will take place at 5pm

September 6
Brownfields to Greenfields: A Citizen's Guide to Phytoremediation
Kaja Kühl, Columbia University

September 13
Privatizing Mumbai’s Water Infrastructure
Lisa Bjorkman, The New School

September 20
Vilna/Wilno/Vilnius: Competing Narratives of a Multiethnic City in Eastern Europe
Cecile Kuznitz, Bard College

September 29
Cities and Global Climate Change in the 21st Century: Enclaves and Urban Orientalism
Tom Angotti, Hunter College; Director, Center for Community Planning and Development

October 4
New Urbanization Paradigms: Challenging Given Knowledge
Richard Plunz, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

October 20
I Heart Athens: Digital citizens, Mobilizations of Affect and the Rebranding of a City
(co-sponsored with the Anthropology Program)
Penelope Papailias, University of Thessaly

October 25
Portraits of Survival: Precarious Life, Political Ecology, and Neoliberal Urbanism in the Photographs of LaToya Ruby Frazier
Yates McKee, Columbia University

November 1
Bourgeois Piety On the Exurban Periphery: Gated Communities and New Muslim Elites In Istanbul
(co-sponsored with the Middle Eastern Studies Program)
Jeremy Walton, New York University

November 10
Structural Violence in the Urban Landscape: Rome and Bangkok Compared
(co-sponsored with the Italian Studies and Anthropology Programs)
Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University

December 6
Durable Urbanism: Stability, Change, and the Future of Slums in Globalizing Mumbai
Liza Weinstein, Northeastern University

Sponsored by: Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Jonathan Anjaria  845-758-7201  janjaria@bard.edu
Friday, August 26, 2011
Alumni Panel: Careers in Environmental Policy
Manor  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Please join us for an Alumni Panel on Careers in Environmental Policy. Past CEP students will discuss their chosen career path and their current work, including lessons learned along the way. Q & A and refreshments will follow the panel. All are welcome to attend.

Panelists: 
Lindsey Lusher Shute M.S. ‘07
     Executive Director, National Young Farmers Coalition and
     Director of State Policy,
Transportation Alternatives
Jackson Morris M.S. ‘07
     Senior Policy Advisor, Pace Energy and Climate Center
Katrina Shindledecker M.S. ‘06
     Director of Land Preservation, Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Ben Hoen M.S. ’06
     Principal Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: CEPAlumniPanel82611.pdf
Thursday, May 19, 2011 – Friday, May 20, 2011
CEP 11 Masters Thesis Presentations
Olin, Room 102  2011 Master’s Theses Presentations

May 19, 2011
1:00 - 1:30 -- Brent Adam Miller
An Evaluation Of The Potential For Sunday Hunting Repeals To Generate Increased Funding For State Wildlife Management Agencies
1:30 - 2:00 -- Prapti Bhandary
Managing Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal: An Institutional Analysis
2:00 - 2:30* -- Cody W. Mellott
Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Formation in Pennsylvania: Environmental Impacts and Possible Policy Responses for State Parks
2:45 - 3:15 -- Timothy Peter Banach
Producers and Users of Environmental Science: New York’s Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation, and Protection Program as a Model Boundary Organization
3:15 - 3:45 -- Amy Hieter
Does Water Scarcity Pose A Threat to Economic Growth? An Empirical Analysis
3:45 - 4:15 -- Tupgon Tudenggongbu
Qinghai Tibet Plateau Grassland Restoration Policies and Their Impacts on Local Ecology
4:15 -- Reception

May 20, 2011
1:00 - 1:30 -- Vanessa Arcara
Moving Millennials: Engaging Youth with Food and Agriculture Policy
1:30 - 2:00 -- Shaylah Colby Reagan
Overcoming Endemic Hunger: The International Food Aid Regime Response
2:00 - 2:30 -- Jake Robert Claro
An Assessment of the Value of Multifunctional Agriculture in Vermont
2:30 - 3:00* -- Heather Nichole Davis
Towards Environmental Justice: An Analysis of the Brownfields Remediation Act
3:15 - 3:45 -- Steve Liptay
The Politics of Water Reform in Oaxaca, Mexico
3:45 - 4:15 -- Jaclyn Harrison
Agricultural Best Management Practices and Co-Benefit Opportunities in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
4:15 - 4:45 -- Robyn Glenney
Constructed Wetlands as a Wastewater Treatment Solution: Feasibility in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
4:45 Reception
*15 minute break




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Mara Ranville  845-758-7321  ranville@bard.edu
Download: 2011ThesisPresentations.pdf
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Future of Food
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A panel discussion on the

Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security

Climate science master’s students discuss the effects of climate change on ancient society, water supplies, oceans, heat waves, weather extremes, and more.

All are welcome - Reception to follow.




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Download: climatemasterspanel.pdf
  Wednesday, April 20, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Sarah Severn and Bill McKibben
“Earthweek Webinar: ‘Why We Fight’”
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.


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

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  Saturday, April 16, 2011
Bard Open House
Please note: This is an undergraduate open house.

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching Program will be available to answer questions at the College's open house on April 16, 2011.

The event will take place during the Student Life Fair, which takes place in the Stevenson Gymnasium from 12:00-1:30pm. Campus tours are available that day, and will be leaving at 11:10am from Hobson Cottage. Tours are 45 minutes.

To register, please click here.

Contact: Molly Williams, Graduate Admissions Coordinator  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Wednesday, April 13, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Majora Carter
“Green Jobs—Headed Where?”
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.


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

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Monday, April 11, 2011
Screening of Carbon Nation: A Climate Change Solutions Movie
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Carbon NationA climate change solutions movie [that doesn't even care if you don't believe in climate change]DATE: Monday, April 11th
Film: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Watch the Trailer


"This is a truly inspiring film- documenting how going green can actually help or even save our economy. It showcases some innovators that will have you marveling at their creativity. You’ll wonder why government and industry isn’t championing their lead." – Shelli Sonestein, Q104- Clear Channel"...the excellent documentary "Carbon Nation" is an inspiring look at the many recent advances in clean energy and green technologies." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times"This is not just a film worth seeing, but it is one that is well worth sharing—as widely as possible."—Huffington Post"The film gives good reasons for hope" - William Schlesinger, Onearth.org
Sponsors: Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard Office of Sustainability, and Red Hook Educational Foundation.

Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: CarbonNationPoster.pdf
Monday, April 4, 2011
Recently Convicted, Climate Activist, Tim DeChristopher comes to Bard
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  5:00 pm
Come see Tim DeChristopher speak at Bard College.

Tim DeChristopher, an environmentalist, climate activist, and founder of Peaceful Uprising, was recently convicted on two felony counts for disrupting an auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land for oil and gas drilling.

On December 19, 2008, DeChristopher posed as a bidder at a BLM land auction in Salt Lake City, and purchased 22,000 acres of land to prevent the Bush administration from selling oil and gas exploitation rights on vast swaths of federal land. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Check out the stories and video on GRIST and DEMOCRACY NOW to learn more about Tim's conviction, or visit his website at www.bidder70.org.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Office of Sustainability
Contact: Hannah Mitchell  845-758-7071  hm8256@bard.edu
Thursday, March 31, 2011
GASLAND: A Film Screening with Mark Ruffalo & Wes Gillingham
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 31st
Olin Auditorium, Bard College

GASLAND, Directed by Josh Fox
Academy Award nominee for best documentary film in 2010

6:00 pm
Reception, Refreshments, and Marcellus Shale Q & A with Bard Environmental Collective and Bard Center for Environmental Policy

6:30 pm
Screening of GASLAND, 104 minutes

8:15 pm
Discussion with Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Mark Ruffalo, actor, activist, and Sullivan County resident

Sponsors: Catskill Mountainkeeper, Bard EUS, Bard CEP, BERD, and HRP.

Watch the trailer.

Contact: Jennifer Schwartz Berky, Visiting Faculty, Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College  jberky@bard.edu
Download: Gasland small.pdf
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hunter Lovins speaks at Bard College on "Climate Capitalism"
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  4:00 pm
Green Business Pioneer Hunter Lovins will be speaking at Bard College on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm about her latest book, "Climate Capitalism."

Come learn about "Climate Capitalism," the new book by Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen, which shows how innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies are proving that sustainability is profitable. Hunter Lovins is President and founder of the Natural Capitalism Solutions, an organization whose mission is to educate senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer, Hunter Lovins is faculty at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the chief insurgent of the madrone project. Recipient of such honors as the Right Livelihood Award, Lindbergh Award and Leadership in Business, Lovins was named Time Magazine 2000 Hero of the Planet and in 2009 Newsweek dubbed her a “Green Business Icon.”


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Economics Program; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Wednesday, March 30, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Team 350
"Global Organizing"
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.


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

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  Wednesday, March 16, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Bob Langert
“McDonald’s and Climate”
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7649  cep@bard.edu

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  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Bard CEP and Vassar College Celebrate Peace Corps 50th
6:00 pm
Poughkeepsie-Area 50th Anniversary Panel at Vassar College (we will carpool from Bard - click here to sign up!)

Come celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps service with a panel of returned volunteers! As an added bonus, we'll be streaming in currently-serving volunteers from Armenia and Peru to join in the celebration and answer audience questions about what it's like to serve a community and represent the US overseas in 2011.Students and faculty from Vassar and from Bard College will be on hand and in attendance, and community members from all over the Hudson Valley are welcome!

Wednesday, March 2nd
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Vassar College
Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor of College Center in Main Building
Moderator
Sonia Slavinski, MI PCV Ghana 2011-2013 (Bard CEP Graduate Student)

Live Panelists
Mackenzie Pfeifer Dabo, RPCV Guinea 2000 – 2002
Anna Goldberg, RPCV Philippines 2008 – 2010
Clark Richter, RPCV Philippines 2008 - 2010
 
Webcam Panelists
Pat Fecher, PCV Armenia (presently serving)
Jess Gilbert, PCV Peru (presently serving)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; and Vassar Career Services
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: March2_PEACECORPSPANEL.pdf
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Peter Byck
“Carbon Nation”
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.


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

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Water on the Table - a film by Liz Marshall
Preston  7:00 pm
A special screening, discussion will follow.
All are welcome.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Human Rights Project
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Wednesday, February 16, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Andrew Stevenson
"A Global Warming Primer on China"
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.


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

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Monday, February 14, 2011
Urban Geographies of New Orleans: Connecting Nature, Culture, and Economy
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
By Richard Campanella

Richard Campanella is associate academic director of Bard's Urban Studies in New Orleans Program and associate director and research professor at the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. A geographer and mapping scientist by training, Campanella is the author of critically acclaimed books on the historical geography of New Orleans, including Geographies of New Orleans: Urban Fabrics Before the Storm (2006).

This lecture is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend.

Sponsor (s) Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard Urban Studies in New Orleans Program, and Trustee Leader Scholar Program


Contact: 845-758-7073 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Scott Highleyman on Resource Wars in the Arctic
Olin, Room 102  11:45 am – 1:15 pm
ARCTIC POLICY IN A WARMING WORLD
by Scott Highleyman
International Director, Oceans North Canada

Oceans North is a campaign led by the Pew Environmental Group that promotes science and community-based conservation of North America’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of indigenous Arctic residents. Scott Highleyman has led conservation initiatives in Alaska and Canada for 25 years.

All are welcome at this important talk.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Download: oceanscanada.pdf
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Bard Graduate Open House
Please spread the word and save the date. The Center for Environmental Policy and the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College are co-hosting a Graduate Open House. This is a great chance for prospective students and applicants of either program to visit Bard's beautiful campus, meet current students, and speak with faculty and staff. Registration is free, and friends and family are welcome. Please sign up according to your program of choice.

DATE: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011
TIME: 11am - 2pm
LOCATION: Bard College, Reem-Kayden Center, Rm 102

Bard CEP offers master of science degrees and professional certificate programs in either environmental policy or climate science and policy, as well as dual degree options with Pace Law School, Bard MAT, and Peace Corps. Register with CEP: sign up online, call 845-758-7071, or email cep@bard.edu.

Bard MAT offers a master of arts in teaching degree and a New York State Initial Certificate in Adolescent Education or California State Teaching Credential (grades 7-12) in English, history, math or biology in four distinct locations. Register with MAT: call 845-758-7151 or e-mail mat@bard.edu.

Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, in the town of Red Hook, NY. For more information about the area, and to download maps and directions, please see the Bard CEP
visiting page.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Contact: Molly Williams, Admissions Coordinator  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Wednesday, February 2, 2011
National Climate Seminar Continues with Donald Brown
"Climate Ethics: Do the Right Thing"
12:00 pm
National Phone-In Conversation Links Educators, Students, and Citizens  with Top Climate Scientists, Political Leaders, and Policy Analysts.  All calls are select Wednesdays at noon eastern. For more information  and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs.



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

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The National Climate Seminar with Eban Goodstein
12:00 pm
Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will lead off the Spring 2011 National Climate Seminar speaker series this Wednesday, January 19th at 12pm EST.
"Last year was a bad year for the future of humans and other creatures of the earth. The US failed to act on climate, and the victory of dozens of Tea Party Republicans in November eliminated any prospect for serious action for at least the next three years.

So what’s the plan? How can we build a powerful clean energy majority in Washington, a stronger majority than the one that didn’t get the job done in 2010? Is it time for the American Clean Energy Party?" See full article by Dr. Goodstein

Join the call to hear Director Goodstein speak about what's next for the national climate movement by dialing in at 12:00pm EST on Jan. 19th. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Bard CEP  climate@bard.edu