Mega Trends – 2017

The Mega Trends course, as part of the Nicholas School Environmental Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate, investigates major, over-arching trends in environmental science, policy, thought, practice, and trajectories for the coming 25 years (view the 2017 syllabus).

The Fall 2017 speaker lineup includes:

  • September 7: Dr. Dalia Patino-Echeverri, Gendell Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy, Duke University – “Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Electricity Industry” 
  • September 19: Eriks Brolis, Conservation Business Lead, Global Lands Team, The Nature Conservancy – “Mega Challenges = Mega Opportunities: Growing a Greener Future (Profitably)”
  • September 26: Dr. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University – “The Ocean as a Climate Change Reservoir: Good News, Bad News”
  • September 28: Dr. Jeff Vincent, Stanback Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management, MF Program Co-Chair, Duke University – “Imagine a World with Too Much Wood”

All talks will take place in EH1112 from 4:40-5:55pm. The talks are open to the greater Duke community. Questions? Contact Dr. Jesko von Windheim.

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