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Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent Events

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
October 26, Washington, DC


The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

June 13, 2017, Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 12, 2017, Washington, DC


Sustainability at the National Academies

May 31, 2017, Washington, DC


Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence

January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

Recent NELS Event


Jason and Catherine NELS October 2017


On October 26, 2017, Dr. Catherine Ross, Georgia Institute of Technology and Jason Samenow, Capital Weather Gang presented on Sustainable Urban Environments in the Coastal Plain: Linking Knowledge to Action. Given the recent extreme weather events, both speakers shared their experiences in managing sustainability issues and described their perspectives in the current policy context in the U.S. The event was moderated by the new STS senior director, Vaughan Turekian. View the flyer for further information on the speakers


Location:
Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Atrium
500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC


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Project Scope
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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
  • Elizabeth Kerttula, Director, National Ocean Council
  • 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 
  • Amanda Pitre-Hayes, former Director of Sustainability, City of Vancouver
  • Cyrus WadiaVice President, Sustainable Business & Innovation of Nike, Inc.
     

Sponsors

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