Ms. Fran Ulmer US Arctic Research Commission
2013 Fall IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker) “The Emerging Arctic: Are We Ready?”
Fran Ulmer is chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, where she has served since being appointed by President Obama in March 2011. In June 2010, President Obama appointed her to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Ulmer was chancellor of Alaska’s largest public university, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Before that, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA. She is a member of the Global Board of the Nature Conservancy and on the Board of the National Parks Conservation Association.
Ken Caldeira Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University.
2013 Winter IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker) “Long-term perspectives and near-term actions relating to ocean acidification”
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2013 Winter IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker): “Nature of, by, and for the people?”
Mary Ruckelshaus oversees all work of the Natural Capital Project partnership including strategy, coordination, fundraising, communications, and hiring. She is based in Seattle, WA, where she previously led the Ecosystem Science Program at NOAA’s NW Fisheries Science Center. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor of biological sciences at The Florida State University (1994-1997). The main focus of her recent work is on developing ecological models including estimates of the flow of environmental services under different management regimes in marine systems worldwide. Ruckelshaus serves on the Science Council of The Nature Conservancy and is a Trustee on its Washington Board, and is a past chair of the Science Advisory Board of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). She was Chief Scientist for the Puget Sound Partnership, a public-private institution charged with achieving recovery of the Puget Sound terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Ruckelshaus has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, a master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Washington, and a doctoral degree in botany, also from Washington.
Christian Sinderman, Founder, Northwest Passage Consulting
2013 Winter IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker) “Science and Public Policy: Ostriches, Opportunities, and why our Political Discourse fails to Reflect Urgent Realities”
Kathleen Moore, Oregon State Department of Philosophy
2013 Winter IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker) “Red Sky at Morning: ethics and the oceanic crisis.“
Dr. Moore is Distinguished Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Oregon State University. She is co-editor of the award-winning book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (foreword by Desmond Tutu), which gathers testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our obligation to the future to avert catastrophic climate change. Her climate work grows from her practice as a writer, exploring our moral and spiritual connections to wet, wild places in books such as Holdfast, Riverwalking, Pine Island Paradox, and Wild Comfort.
Eric Laschever, Partner K&L Gates, LLP
2013 Winter IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker) “Diving Deep Into the Legal Tool Box: Two decades of Climate Change Litigation”
Lisa Graumlich, Dean, UW College of the Environment
2013 Winter IGERT Seminar (Invited Speaker) “Transforming academia to address interdisciplinary grand challenges.”