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Sustainability Governance in the Anthropocene: A Symposium

Tuesday, May 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

How can we manage major challenges like climate change, food security, and biodiversity loss in the face of accelerating human pressure, increasing complexity, and persistent inequality? Join us at the Cook Student Center for a day-long symposium featuring globally renowned social scientists discussing how different governance systems are experimenting, learning, failing, and succeeding at managing resources under stress.

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If you are planning to attend in-person and travel by car, and do not have a Rutgers University parking permit, you MUST register for parking ahead of time. University students and employees who have a parking permit must continue to park in their designated lots for this event.

Parking for this event will be in lots 76, 99c, and 99d. View Map Here

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More Information About the Speakers

Jennifer Clapp
Dr. Jennifer Clapp is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is currently a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub. Dr. Clapp has published widely on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, food security and food systems, and the natural environment.
Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee is a University Research Professor in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in St. John’s, Canada. She is leading a major global research partnership, Too Big To Ignore (TBTI), which aims at elevating the profile of small-scale fisheries and rectifying their marginalization in national and international policies around the world. 
Dr. Meredith Gore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research interests focus on community-based natural resource management and enhancing understanding of risk concepts and their application to biodiversity conservation. The majority of her activities can be described as convergence research on issues such as wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, fishing and mining. She has been a National Academies of Sciences Jefferson Science Fellow and US Department of State Embassy Science Fellow.


Tuesday, May 7
8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Rutgers Climate and Energy Institute
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Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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