The Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) supports public forums on the most pressing marine policy questions.
Fall Speaker Series
The fall speaker series is held each Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 PM (unless otherwise noted) in room MG102 of the McGowan Building at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey California 93940.
The series will include topics on the local and international levels across many disciplines, with a focus on the policy and economic implications. The primary purpose of this speaker series is to introduce incoming IEP students who are pursuing the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management concentration to a wide range of cutting-edge topics in international marine policy.
The series is open to all IEP and IPM students interested in marine policy, as well as members of the MARINE network and the larger Monterey community. The talks are all funded through the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy.
Past speakers include
August 27th Bryant Austin (experimental multi-media artist, marine conservationist): Beautiful Whale
September 3rd CBE 2013 Summer Fellows
September 10th Mike Beck (Lead Scientist, Global Marine Team, The Nature Conservancy)
September 17th Michael Conathan (Director of Ocean Policy, The Center for American Progress)
Charles Colgan (Chair of the Community Planning and Development Program, University of Southern Maine; Lead market economist, NOEP)
Jess Ponting (Assistant Professor, San Diego State University)
Julie Oswald (Bio-Waves Inc.)
CBE Faculty panel
Chris LaFranchi (Director, OneReef)
Sam Schuchat (Executive Officer, California State Coastal Conservancy)
Monique Fountain (Tidal Wetland Project Director, Elkhorn Slough Foundation)
Nik Strong-Cvetich (MIIS alum, Program Development Manager, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz)
Upcoming talks, 6 PM Tuesdays
December 3rd Cat Kuhlman (Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Matters, California Natural Resources Agency), Skyli McAfee (Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust): Working in the boundary of ocean science and policy
December 10th Andrew Kahrl (Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University): Public versus Private Interests in the Coastal Zone
In the Spring, check out the Sustainability Speaker Series at MIIS.
Brian Baird (Independent consultant; former Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Resources Agency)
Bill Gibbons-Fly (Director of Marine Conservation, Department of State)
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Elliot Norse, Chief Scientist, Marine Conservation Institute
Alfhild Aspelin (MIIS IEP alum and consultant for DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability)
Richard Volk (MIIS alum, Senior Coastal & Aquatic Resources Advisor, USAID)
Jenny Miller, Project AWARE Foundation
Jennifer Winston (MIIS alum, Ph.D. candidate at UNC)
Julia Townsend (MIIS alum, NOAA National MPA Center)
Alan Lovewell & Oren Frey (MIIS alumni, Local Catch Monterey Bay)
Giulio de Leo (Professor of Biology, Hopkins Marine Station)
Anna Cummins (MIIS alum, Co-Founder 5 Gyres Institute)