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 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
28 August CBE Summer 2012 Fellows
4 September Nik Strong-Cvetich (MIIS alum, Program Development Manager, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz)
11 September Brian Baird (Independent consultant; former Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Resources Agency)
18 September Bill Gibbons-Fly (Director of Marine Conservation, Department of State)
25 September Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
2 October Elliot Norse, Chief Scientist, Marine Conservation Institute on A Global System of Marine Reserves: Changing the Dynamic for Marine Conservation
9 October Alfhild Aspelin (MIIS IEP alum and consultant for DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability) on Maritime Industries
23 October Richard Volk (MIIS alum, Senior Coastal & Aquatic Resources Advisor, USAID) on Food Security and the Role of Small-Scale Marine Fisheries in Africa: The Governance Challenge and a Way Forward for Ghana
The Fall 2012 speaker series has ended. In Spring 2013, check out the Sustainability Speaker Series at MIIS.
Fall 2013 speakers will be announced on this page.
Past speakers include
Jennifer Winston (MIIS alum, formerly with NOAA, current Ph.D. candidate at UNC) on Marine protection within the International Maritime Organization: A case study of the Papahānaumokuākea Particularly Sensitive Sea Area