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Upcoming Events

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
May 13-14, 2014
Washington, DC

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at The National Academies 

Past Events:

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
December 5-6, 2013
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability
November 12, 2013
Washington, DC
 

Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure, and Post-Closure Control of Contaminated Sites
October 30-31, 2013
Washington, DC


Energy Water Considerations for the Sustainable Reuse and Recycling of Materials
September 10, 2013
Washington, DC

Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections & Governance Linkages
July 24, 2013
Davis, CA

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on Portland
May 28-29, 2013
Portland, OR



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Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS)
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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Sustainability@nas.edu


 


Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

Next Event-TBD

 

 

  Project Information   

Project Scope
Past Speakers
Sponsors

To become a NELS member and be added to our mailing list, please send an email or call 202-334-2489.   


 

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. 

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, 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
  • 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)
  • 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.