Programs: Science and Policy
Science & Society: Global Challenges
A Discussion Series
No powerpoint. No notes.
Just candid conversations with leading scientists, economists, and politicians hosted by award-winning NPR reporters Richard Harris and David Kestenbaum.
October 1, 2012
*CDR Chris Bidwell, U.S. Navy, currently assigned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Chair of the Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Interest Group Section of the American Society for International Law
*Randall "Randy" Murch, Associate Director, Research Program Development, Virginia Tech
*Kristin Omberg, Deputy Division Leader, Decision Applications Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
View the panel discussion video here.
Host: David Kestenbaum
*Nicole T. Carter, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy, Congressional Research Service
*Melissa D. Ho, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development
*Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President, Food & Agriculture, BIO
The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Connections and Conflicts brings three panelists together to explore how these three themes vital to security and prosperity are linked together across the globe. Among other discussion threads, the panelists will examine and discuss what are the current and future challenges to expanding the availability of these crucial resources without compromising one at the expense of the other.
Host: Richard Harris
*Jed Hamilton, Senior Arctic Consultant, Exxon Mobil
*Julienne Stroeve, Research Scientist III, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Many nations have been looking to the Arctic with renewed interest as the region has undergone an unprecedented rate of change due to climate change. Recent observations, however, have shown that the summer Arctic ice cover is shrinking at an even greater pace than orginially estimated, creating a greater sense of urgency over issues such as access to shipping lanes, oil and gas exploration, impact to indigenous populations, and priorities for scientific investigation. This session will address the collision of geopolitical, environmental, and legal implications of a changing Arctic.
Host: Richard Harris
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