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Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Energy and Environment Forum

The Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum is an opportunity for academics to share their research findings to a broad set of academics, researchers, and students from outside their own discpline but who have a common interest in environmental and energy issues. We invite four to six speakers each semester from fields such as ecology, economics, urban planning, atmospheric chemistry and sociology to present on occasional Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm in the Baker Center's Toyota Auditorium.

Click on "Topic" of past speakers' for a link to video of their talk.

Fall 2014

Date Speaker
  September 2014
25 Jacob LaRiviere, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Tennessee Quantifying Environmental Benefits of Fracking: Air Quality, Renewables and Implications for Energy Policy
  October 2014
9 Steve Jackson, Director, Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Professor of Geosciences, University of Arizona; Professor Emeritus of Botany and Ecology, University of Wyoming
Challenges and Opportunities for Resource Management and Conservation Science in a Changing Climate

23 Colin Crawford, Robert C. Cudd Professor of Law and Executive Director, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University
Cities and Shantytowns: Climate Change Governance for Poverty Reduction and Energy Efficiency
  November 2014
13 Amy Ando, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Economics of Species and Land Conservation

Spring 2014 speakers

Fall 2013 speakers

Spring 2013 speakers

Fall 2012 speakers

Spring 2012 Speakers

Fall 2011 Speakers