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Final Agenda


Final Agenda


 Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-conference Workshop: Translating Research into Policy: How to Participate Effectively in the Policy Process

Organizers: Carolyn Bartholomew, Visiting Professor, Antioch University New England, Abigail Abrash Walton, Conservation Psychology Institute Faculty, Antioch University New England, and David Blockstein, Senior Scientist and Director of Education, NCSE

*additional fee required - please see the registration page for more details

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Scientific Poster presentations open
8:35 a.m. Opening and Introduction: Ambassador (ret.) Richard Benedick, President, NCSE
8:40 a.m.

Keynote Address: "Reinventing Fire: Real Security and Applied Hope"
Amory Lovins, Cofounder, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

9:20 a.m.

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Thought Leadership Award - Presentations
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Dennis McGinn, President, ACORE

9:30 a.m.

Exhibition Opens


Plenary 1: Integrating Climate, Energy, Food, Water and Health


Moderator: Frank Sesno, Professor and Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University

  • Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Daniel Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

  • Rosamond Naylor, Director of the Center on Food Security and Environment, Stanford University

10:30 a.m.


Plenary 2: Integrative By Sector


Moderator: Tom Gjelten, Correspondent, NPR

  • Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, Climate and Energy Security Envoy, Ministry of Defense and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, U.K.

  • Susan Avery, Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CNA: Executive Director, CNA Military Advisory Board

  • Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality

11:30 a.m.


 Plenary 3: Building Resilience


Moderator: Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, U.S. Navy (ret.); President, CNA Institute for Public Research

  • Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank

  • Heather Grady, Vice President, Foundation Initiatives, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • David Orr, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College; James Marsh Professor, University of Vermont

  • Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey


12:30 p.m. Lunch - Book Signing with Amory Lovins
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Symposia A

1. Climate Change and Security: Making the Connections

2. Security in a Changing Arctic

3. Sustainable Intensification of Food Supplies

4. The Double Burden of Malnutrition

5. Energy's New Map: The Geopolitical Effects of Emerging Energy Trends and Maritime Security

6. Science and Innovation for Energy Security

7. Water and Conflict

8. Snowpack to Thirst: How a Changing Climate is Impacting Water & Energy Security for Millions

9. National Resilience: Biological Terrorism and Environmental Security

10. How Sustaining Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health is Fundamental to  
Maintaining Community Security: Examples from Around the World

11. The Rio+20 Earth Summit: Green Economy and Global Governance

12. Powering America: How the Department of Defense Can Drive Innovation for Clean Energy Technology (Part 1)

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Symposia B

13. Preparedness for Extreme Events & Community Climate Action Planning

14. Sustainable Security, Fragile States, and Climate Assessment

15. Global Resource Governance and Food Security

16. Climate Change and Food Security

17. Hanging in the pH Balance: Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Food Security

18. Tradeoffs Between New Sources of Domestic Energy

19. Energy Trade in the 21st Century: New Routes, New Players, & Implications for Martime Security

20. Women and Water

21. Addressing Environmental Risks and Opportunities in Conflict Prevention,
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Strategies

22. The Food-Water-Energy Nexus

23. Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities

24. Powering America: How the Department of Defense Can Drive Innovation for Clean Energy Technology (Part 2)

5:30 p.m.


Keynote Address: Thomas Friedman, Columnist, The New York Times


Introduction by Astrid Merget, Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor, Public Administration Institute, Louisiana State University

6:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing with Thomas Friedman

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibition and Scientific Poster presentations open
8:35 a.m.

Opening and Introduction: Peter Saundry, Executive Director, NSCE

Launch of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation E-Learning (CAMEL) community portal (www.camelclimatechange.org)
David Hassenzahl, Dean and Professor, School of Sustainability and Environment, Chatham University

8:50 a.m.  

Keynote Address: Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CNA; Executive Director, CNA Military Advisory Board
9:30 a.m.


Plenary 4: Climate Disruption


Moderator: Richard Harris, Correspondent, NPR

  • Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy; Director, Maritime Domain Awareness and Space, U.S. Navy

  • Major General Muniruzzaman (ret.), President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies

  • Ambassador Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations

  • Margaret Leinen, Associate Provost of Marine and Environmental Initiatives; Executive Director, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

10:30 a.m.


Plenary 5: Energy Security


Moderator: Juliet Eilperin, National Environmental Reporter, The Washington Post

  • Steven Koonin, Science and Technology Policy Institute
  • Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, President, ACORE

  • David Jhirad, Director, Energy, Resources and Environmenta Program, The Johns Hopkins University

11:30 a.m.

Plenary 6: Health Security

Moderator: Jonathan Hamilton, Corrspondent, National Public Radio

  • Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland College Park and The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Reserach, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Howard Frumkin, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington
12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own - breakout session leaders will meet

2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Workshops (concurrent)

1. Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC's) Climate Change Adaptation

2. Models and Decision Support for Understanding Risk, Climate Disruption and Security

3. Climate Change, Security, and Risk Assessment: Transformation for Adaptation to
Secure and Sustainable Communities

4. Non-linear Climate Disruptions and Security

5. Fisheries and Food Security

6. Conserving Critical Ecosystems and Biodiversity While Achieving Global Food Security

7. Climate Change and Food Security

8. Remote Sensing, Climate Change, and Food Security: Integrating Data Providers and Users

9. Trade and National Security Dimensions of Food Policy Beyond the Food Security Paradigm

10. Achieving Universal Energy Access by 2030 - Innovative Approaches to Delivering Energy Services in Developing Countries

11. Tradeoffs Between New Sources of Domestic Energy

12. Integrating People into Decisions about Water

13. World Water Forum

14. Watershed Payment for Ecosystem Services

15. Urban Water Security

16. Women, Health, and the Environment

17. Health Consequences of Global Migration from Rural to Urban Environments

18. Climate Change and Health

19. Biosecurity in a Changing Climate - How the United States Must Adapt to New
Threats of Human and Animal Pathogens and Invasive Species

20. Forests and Environmental Security

21. Environmental Literacy for a Secure Future

22. The Water-Energy-Security Nexus

23. Human Ecology, Human Security

24. Joined at the Hip: Water Security for Humankind and Biodiversity

 5:30 p.m.

NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award and Chafee Memorial Lecture

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and Director-General, World
Health Organization

Introduction by Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

6:20 p.m. The Innovation Generation - Youth Recognition
6:30 p.m. Reception

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Friday, January 20, 2012
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Poster Session and Exhibition continue
9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Introduction by Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture

9:50 a.m.

Plenary 7: Water Security

Moderator: Aaron Salzberg, Special Coordinator for Water Resources, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, U.S. Department of State

  • Jaehyang So, Manager, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank

  • Paul Faeth, Senior Fellow, CNA

  • Maureen Sullivan, Director, Environmental Management, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

11:00 a.m.

Plenary 8: Food Security

Moderator: Philip Brasher, Washington Correspondent, Gannett Newspapers

  • Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America

  • Paul Weisenfeld, Assitant Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Feed the Future Initiative, U.S. Agency for International Development (replacing 

    Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development) 

  • Mark Rosegrant, Division Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI)

12:10 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address: Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. EPA and Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

Introduction by Ambassador (ret.) Richard Benedick, President, NCSE

12:50 p.m. Buffet lunch (with youth mentoring tables)
2:15 p.m. End

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