The College is excited to be collaborating with Conservation International (CI), a recent partner on the Expanding Horizons Initiative (EHI) Special Call for Proposals. With over 30 years of research and fieldwork, CI is an extraordinary partner for the College and through your research, I believe we can move both the mission of the College and CI forward.
As part of this continued collaboration, we have organized a series of brown-bag discussions via Zoom that will give our faculty the opportunity to interact with CI experts and discuss research opportunities that CI may be interested in further supporting through this partnership. All of the meetings will take place at 1 pm, during the Community Hour on Friday, in hopes that faculty who would like to attend can attend. They are scheduled to run for 60 minutes but can be extended if needed. We hope that you will be able to join us.
Below are the scheduled dates, speakers, and topics:
- Aug. 20—Jack Kittinger & Juno Fitzpatrick – Human rights in fisheries; environmental justice
- Aug. 27—Bronson Griscom – Natural climate solutions
- Sept. 17—Neil Vora – Preventing pandemics; and Lee Hannah – Climate change and biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine
This partnership with CI is incredibly beneficial to the College and it is my hope that these interactions will continue, laying the groundwork for collaborative research and future involvement in responses to societal conservation issues.
You are strongly encouraged to attend these meetings. Please take a moment to let us know which meetings you will attend by completing this survey. We will use this attendance intent confirmation to send you a calendar invitation with a Zoom link as a reminder. I look forward to participating in these discussions with all of you and working together to establish a strong partner for the College!
Carlos E. Crespo-Hernández, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Research