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Upcoming Events

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, Meeting 2
April 29-30, 2015
Long Beach, CA

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Recent Events

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS) 
April 8, 2015
Washington, DC


Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)


On April 8, 2015, NELS hosted a launch event of a new report from the National Research Council, The Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability. Dr. Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Chair of the report’s authoring committee and a committee member Dr. Louis D’Abramo, Mississippi State University presented the report findings and recommendations. Dr. Ann Bartuska, U.S. Department of Agriculture, also provided USDA’s perspective on the report as one of key sponsors for the study. 

The next NELS event will be held later in 2015.


 
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Project Scope

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS) is a seminar series for early-career professionals (and professionals who are new to the topic of sustainability) who are interested in building bridges with peers in DC-area agencies and organizations. The Network includes leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise, from natural resource management to energy policy to public health. NELS members share a common interest in taking a multidisciplinary approach to sustainability challenges -considering the economic, environmental, social, and cultural dimensions of these problems. Through NELS, these emerging leaders will foster relationships that enable them to more effectively bring about a sustainable future.
 

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Past Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Matt Arnold, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ann Bartuska, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • John Carberry, Carberry Envirotech, Former Director of Environmental Technology, DuPont
  • Leslie Carothers, President, Environmental Law Institute
  • Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
  • Brian Czech, President, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)
  • Brian Gregory Mitchell, Research Biologist and Senior Lecturer, University of California, San Diego
  • Henry Hatch, retired Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army
  • George Hawkins, General Manager, DC Water
  • Alan Hecht, Director for Sustainable Development, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Steven Koonin (NAS), Science and Technology Policy Institute
  • Matthew Kotchen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Simon Levin, Moffett Professor of Biology, Princeton University
  • Robert Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Donna Perla, Senior Advisor, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University
  • Emmy Simmons, Former Assistant Administrator, Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Jorge Moreira da Silva, Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning, and Energy, Government of Portugal
  • Adam C. Powell, IV, CTO and Co-founder, Metal Oxygen Separation Technologies, Inc.
  • Harriet Tregoning, Director, District of Columbia Office of Planning
  • Vaughan Turekian, Chief International Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
     

Sponsors

NELS is supported by the National Academies' George and Cynthia Mitchell Endowment for Sustainability Science.