EPIBuilding a Sustainable Future
2015 Presentations


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.





2014 Presentations


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.


2013 Presentations


January 15: Luncheon speaker at Women's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Open to the public 11:30 - 2 pm. You can register for the lunch and lecture or just the lecture, which will start at 1 pm.

January 24:  Afternoon speaker, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Virginia.

January 25: Morning speaker on food insecurity, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington, DC

April 15: Luncheon Keynote Speaker, National Food Policy Conference, Capital Hilton hotel, Washington, DC

April 17: Luncheon speaker, Agriculture Committee of the Organization of Women in International Trade, Washington, DC.

June 25: Presentation, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, UK

June 26-27: Keynote address, 6th Annual Agriculture Investment Summit, London, UK

July 28: Presentation at Sunday service, Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Bethesda, MD

August 6: Panel presentation, "Will Water Become a More Limiting Resource for Food Production," AAEA 2013 meeting, Washington, DC

August 16: ARE Day Summit morning speaker, followed by armchair conversation with Ted Turner. Aspen, CO.

October 6: 7:30 pm presentation, "Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Lester Brown," 7 pm public lecture, Cullen Theater, 510 Preston Street, Houston,TX. Hosted by Progressive Forum.

October 22: Luncheon presentation, "The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity," The Friar's Club, New York City. Host: Common Good. Open to the public.

October 23: Morning panelist, Conrad Hilton Symposium at Waldorf Astoria, New York City.

October 24: 6 pm presentation "An Evening with Lester Brown," Rutgers University, Neilson Dining hall, Cook/Douglass Campus. Register for this free event here or phone 1-848-932-3572.

October 29: 6:30-8:30 pm reception and presentation "Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Lester Brown," Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, New Jersey. RSVP strongly advised. Sponsored by D&R Greenway Land Trust. Co-sponsored by Garden Club of Princeton and Hella & Scott McVay.

October 30: 7 pm , public presentation, "Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Lester Brown," First Parish (Unitarian Universalist), 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Hosted by Cambridge Forum.

November 1: 4 pm Public presentation, "Peak Water: What Happens When The Wells Go Dry?" Maxwell-Dworkin Lesson Room, Harvard University. Details.

November 3: 7 pm public event, "Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Lester Brown," Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA. Sponsored by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition. Details.

November 9: 7 pm, public presentation, "The New Geopolitics of Food," Segal Graduate Bldg, Simon Fraser University, 500 Granville St., Vancouver, BC,Canada. Hosted by Climate Justice Project. Details.

November 10: 7:30 pm public presentation, "Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Lester Brown," Salt Springs Island, BC.

November 11: 7:30-8:30 pm, public presentation, "Breaking New Ground," Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, WA

November 12: 7 pm public event, "The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity," hosted by the World Affairs Council, Portland, OR, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Southwest Park Avenue.

November 13: 7 pm public event with Lester Brown hosted by the World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

December 12: 7 pm public event, "Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Lester Brown," Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

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