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

The Baker Center Discussion 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 roughly six speakers each semester from fields such as ecology, economics, urban planning, atmospheric chemistry and sociology to present on occasional Thursdays at 3:30pm in the Baker Center's Toyota Auditorium.

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

Fall 2011

Date Speaker
  August 2011
25 Paul Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University The Population-Environment Crisis and the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere
  September 2011
15 Jim Sanchirico, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
Professor Sanchirico's talk is co-sponsered with NIMBioS.
Role of Bioeconomic Modeling in the Design and Analysis of Ecosystem Based Management Policies.
   October 2011
6 John Nolt, Professor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee The Ethics of Global Climate Change
20 Environmental Law Panel including Dean Rivkin, Professor of Law, University of Tennessee. Issues in Public Interest Environmental Lawyering
   November 2011
10 Nick Hanley, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Sterling Valuing Biodiveristy

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