Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series is supported by a generous grant from Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation.


The Sky is Not Falling, but the Seas are Rising

Brendan Kelly

Dr. Brendan Kelly

Executive Director of the Study for Environmental
Arctic Change or SEARCH

Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy, 
Middlebury Institute

Event Information

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Irvine Auditorium
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
499 Pierce Street, Monterey, 93940

Free event, Registration requested

About the Topic

A lecture and Q&A co-sponsored by the Citizens' Climate Lobby, the Center for the Blue Economy and the Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series.

What is up with our climate? Arctic ice is melting fast with global impacts on sea level, weather, and agriculture. What is happening now and what can we do to protect ourselves and future generations? What can we expect locally and globally in the coming decades?  Dr. Brendan P. Kelly, Arctic climate researcher will discuss past and present drivers of the earth’s changing climate. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Blue Economy and the Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series.

About the Speaker

Dr. Brendan P. Kelly is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE), Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and Executive Director of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), a U.S. program with a mission to study Arctic change through collaboration with the research community, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.

Dr. Kelly is a marine ecologist with a focus on sea ice environments. He has participated in and led collaborative research in the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Baltic Sea, and Antarctica. His career in Arctic research and policy includes serving on the faculty and administration of the University of Alaska, as a research scientist with NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Deputy Director of Arctic Sciences at the National Science Foundation, Chief Scientist of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Assistant Director for Polar Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Currently, he serves on the National Academy of Sciences’ Polar Research Board and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Find more information on: Dr. Kelly

Lecture Location

The Irvine Auditorium is part of the McCone Building, located at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees will enter through the glass doors from Pierce street, and the auditorium is located just inside to the left. The Irvine/McCone Building are indicated as #16 on the campus map. Access the campus map.

Parking

Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5pm or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6pm).

Questions

Contact Maribel Andonian at mrandonian@mac.com or 408-621-0482


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