EPIBuilding a Sustainable Future
2015 Presentations

UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, LESTER BROWN WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS.

January 22: Janet Larsen, panelist on Pushing for Better Agriculture Research and Policy, 1st Annual Food Tank Summit, George Washington University, Washington D.C. Details and livestream here.

January 28: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Janet Larsen, Symposium on “Carbon Pricing, Coalition Building,and International Action towards COP 21,” held at the National Council for Science and Environment 2015 Conference on Energy and Climate Change, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA, http://www.energyandclimatechange.org/

January 29: IGF Roundtable on finance and sustainable development, Washington, D.C.

February 9: Lead off speaker on food security for Women in Business International Workshop, Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C.

February 17: Video presentation for conference on water scarcity, Tehran, Iran.

March 20: 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Lead commentator following viewing of “Extreme Realities” documentary, St. Columbia’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Open to the public.

April 21: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, International Fund for China’s Environment Summit, Keynote and Lifetime Achievement Award, World Bank, Washington D.C.

April 22: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, An Earth Day Tribue to Lester Brown, Hosted by the Population Institute,107 2nd Street, NE, Washington D.C. 2002.

May 4: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Carnegie Council, 170 East 64 Street, New York, NY 10065. Open to the public. More information here.

May 6: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Lester Brown and Matt Roney, speaking on THE GREAT TRANSITION, Harvard University, Science Center C, lecture hall, reception will follow.
 
May 7: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Lester Brown and Matt Roney, speaking on THE GREAT TRANSITION w/Q&A, Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Road, Lexington. Sponsored by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition.

 

 

 

2014 Presentations

UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, LESTER BROWN WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS.

February 4: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 5:30 pm presentation on Peak Water: What Happens To Our Food Supply When the Wells Go Dry? Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center. Free and open to the public.

February 11: 9:20 am, Keynote speaker, Climate Smart Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC. Invitation only.

February 20: 3:30 pm session, Sustainability: Are We Applying Our Critical Inputs Wisely?, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Outlook Forum, Arlington, VA. Invitation only.

March 19: 12 pm -1:30 pm, Janet Larsen, Director of Research, Commentator on "What's for Dinner?" film screening, sponsored by the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. Free and open to the public. Details here.

March 23: 6:00 pm, Discussant for Extreme Realities, produced by Marilyn and Hal Weiner of Screenscope, premiering at Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC. Open to the public.

May 1: 7:00 pm, Speaking at PEN World Voices, NYU Silver Center: Jurow Hall 31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003. Details here.

May 16: 3:30 pm, Speaking at Goddard Scientific Colloquium, NASA Goddard Space Center, MD.

May 22: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Speaking at The Chicago Council’s 2014 Global Food Security Symposium, “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of Weather Volatility and Climate Change," Washington DC. Invitation only. Live feed here.

June 13: Closing plenary speaker, InterAction’s 30th Anniversary Forum, Washington, DC www.interaction.org.

June 19: Morning plenary speaker at Land as a Resource conference organized by the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission, Brussels.         

June 19: Evening speaker at European Parliament. Topic: The New Geopolitics of Food.

June 27: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Janet Larsen, panelist talking on climate and food security, American Legion Headquarters, Washington DC.

July 13: Receiving 2014 award for distinguished service from the World Future Society, Orlando, FL. www.wfs.org/

July 15: 2:00 pm, Presenter for Green Builder Media’s webinar www.greenbuildermedia.com. Topic: Full Planet, Empty Plates.

July 16: Luncheon speaker, Rotary Club of Washington, DC.

August 10-13: Speaker at AREDAY Summit, Aspen, CO. www.areday.net/

September 16: Luncheon speaker, Wilson Center, Washington, DC. Topic: Who Will Feed China? www.wilsoncenter.org/

September 20: 7:00 - 9:00 pm, A Global Climate Treaty: Why the US Must Lead (panel) New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St at Central Park West, 1st floor auditorium.

September 30: 9:00 - 11:00 am, China's Quest for Safe + Secure Food: Boon for U.S. Business? Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Lester Brown will speak about the threats to China's food safety and food security.

October 11: Keynote speaker, Center for Historic American Building Arts conference on a sustainable future, Bridgeton, NJ. Open to the public. For more information www.historicbuildingarts.org/.

October 17: Speaking at World Affairs Council, Hilton Head Island, SC. Topic: The New Geopolitics of Food. http://wachh.org/

November 16: 8:00 pm, Keynote speaker, Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community, Rappahannock, VA.