Events Schedule

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To stimulate intellectual exchange relevant to solving important environmental issues, the Bren School regularly hosts prominent experts from around the world, who present their ideas and achievements at a variety of events. These workshops, conferences, seminars, panels, and colloquia ensure that the school remains a lively intellectual center at the forefront of environmental knowledge. We invite you to attend the presentations listed here, and to peruse the "Recent Events" (right-hand column, below) and the "Events Archive" to find out more about a range of related subject matter.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 11:30-12:30
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Monica Brick Peres, General Director, Oceana Brazil — "Holding the Line on Fisheries Management in Brazil through a Time of Political and Economic Crisis." (more)

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00-12:00
Ventura College
Applied Science Center Building Theater

Community Forum on Climate Change, Sponsored by Ventura College and the League of Women Voters of Ventura County, Sangwon Suh, Professor, Bren School; David Lea, Professor, Earth Science, Bren School; Jim Hines, Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club — "Climate Change is Here to Stay... So What's Next?" (more)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:00-5:00
Bren Hall 1414
Community Colloquium, Jean Wiener, Founder and Director, Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine — Details TBA.

Monday, May 22, 2017 11:30-12:30
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Melissa Garren, Chief Science Officer, Pelagic Data Systems — Details TBA.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:30-12:30
Bren Hall 1414
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Dale Jamieson, Professor, Environmental Studies and Philosophy; Affiliated Professor of Law; Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics; Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, New York University Details TBA.

Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:00
Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard, Bren Hall
2017 Bren School Commencement Exercises — Keynote Speaker: Jill Gravender Matteson, Director, Innovative Partnerships, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (more)


Events Archive

April 24, 2017
Community Colloquium, Student-Selected Panel,
David Pellow, Faculty, Environmental Studies, UCSB; Asma Mahdi, Interim Executive Director, Green Muslims; Hahri Han, Associate Professor, Political Science, UCSB — "Environmental Justice, Not Just an Afterthought"

April 21, 2017
Bren School Master's Projects Public Presentations: 15 Group Projects and 3 Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects. (more)

April 10, 2017
Community Colloquium, Student-Selected Panel,
Das Williams, Santa Barbara County First District Supervisor; Debbie Cox Bultan, Executive Director, NewDEAL; Lanny Ebenstein, Department of Economics, UCSB — "The First Hundred Days of the Trump Administration" (more)

March 13, 2017
Bren Seminar, Christina Voigt, Professor of Law, University of Oslo — "The Paris Agreement in Climate Change is in Force - What Now?" (more)

March 13, 2017
PhD Disseration Defense, Rebecca Gentry — "Marine Aquaculture Development: Spatial Management, Conservation Opportunities, and Production Potential." (more)

March 13, 2017
PhD Disseration Defense, Erendira Aceves — "Designing Spatially Explicit Property Rights for Moving Fish." (more)

March 6, 2017
Bren Seminar, Andre de Roos, Professor of Theoretical Ecology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam — "The Consequences of Individual Life History and Energetics for the Dynamics, Structure and Management of Multi-trophic Ecological Communities." (more)

Feb. 27, 2017
Bren Seminar, Eric McFarland, Professor of Chemical Engineering, UCSB — "Plan B: Fossil Fuels Without CO2." (more)

Feb. 24, 2017
2017 PhD Student Symposium
Learn about diverse cutting-edge research being conducted at the Bren School (more)

Feb. 22, 2017
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences "Adventures in Science Communication: Shifting from the Lab to a Museum, and the Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way." (more)

Feb. 13, 2017
Bren Seminar, Bill Ripple, Professor, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society; Director, Trophic Cascades Program, Oregon State University "The Downsizing of Nature: Extinction Risk and Threats to the World's Megafauna." (more)

Feb. 6, 2017
Bren Seminar, Tom Lyon, Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan — "Information Discolsure and Environmental Protection." (more)

Feb. 1, 2017
Community Colloquium, Panel Discussion, Helene Gardner, UCSB Environmental Studies, Hahrie Han, UCSB Political Science, and Josh Simmons, Prosper Sustainability — "Lessons from the Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest" (more)

Jan. 30, 2017
Bren Seminar, Reuben Keller, Loyola University Chicago — "Preventing the Arrival of Invasive Species: Ecological and Economic Models to Support Policy." (more)

Jan. 25, 2017
Returning Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Lord John Krebs, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom "Climate Change and Post-Truth Politics." (more)

Jan. 23 2017
Bren Seminar, Jim Anderson, Professor, Director, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida "Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Global Food System." (more)