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October 2014

Kirstin Dow – Regional Climate Services and Adaptation

October 31 * 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Kirstin Dow, Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina, will speak on adaptation as a result of climate change.  Dr. Dow is a social environmental geographer focusing on understanding climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. She is a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment, Working Group 2 report and contributing to the Summary for Policy Makers. She also co-authored The Atlas of Climate Change, a seminal work published in ten languages. Dow serves…

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November 2014

Vandana Shiva – Challenges & Realities of Feeding the World

November 4 * 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A lecture event with Dr. Vandana Shiva, whose work spans teaching at universities worldwide to working with peasants in rural India. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental ‘hero’ in 2003. In November 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe. In 1982, she founded an independent institute – the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun – dedicated to high quality and independent research to address…

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The Insider’s Guide to the Sustainability Job Search

November 18 * 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Katie Kross, Managing Director of EDGE at Duke University,  is a career coach, educator, and nonprofit executive. She is the author of the practical, solutions-oriented book, Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability (2nd ed., Greenleaf Publishing, 2014). As a director of sustainable business education programs for 10 years at both Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Katie has counseled hundreds of MBA students and alumni, many of…

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