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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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October 11, 2012
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St NW, Room 201
Washington, DC 20001 
October 11, 2012
 9:00 AM                 Welcome and Introductions
      Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the NRC Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
9:15 AM                  Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability: Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Perspective
      David Kaufman, Director of FEMA’s Office of Policy and Program Analysis
9:45 AM                  Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability: Department of Energy’s (DOE) Perspective
      Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration, Office of Environmental Management, DOE
10:15 AM               Break
10:30 AM               Public Administration Perspectives on Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability
     DeWitt John, Thomas F. Shannon Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College
11:00 AM               Collaborative Governance and Sustainability
                                Kirk Emerson, Professor of Practice in Collaborative Governance, University of Arizona
11:30 AM               Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
12:15 PM               Meeting Wrap-up
                                Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University
12:30 PM               Adjourn
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM


October 12, 2012

8:30 am - 3:00 pm