ASI Distinguished Speaker Series presents William C. Clark: Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability - Jan. 14

Professor William C. Clark

As part of the Distinguished Speakers Series, the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis will host Professor William C. Clark of Harvard University, who will be speaking in Davis on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2014. Please see a brief bio below. 

Professor Clarks presentation, "Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability", will have very broad appeal to anyone who cares about sustainability, translational research, extension/outreach, and other aspects of boundary work and social engagement by academic institutions. 

Attached is a flyer for the event. Please share it with your students and colleagues. The event is free and open to the public. 

Here are the details: 

Title: Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability 
Date: Tuesday 14 January 
Time: 5:00 6:30 PM 
Place: Multi-purpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis

University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources 
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis 
Institutes and Centers at UC Davis: 
Agricultural Sustainability Institute 
Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior 
Center for Regional Change 
Center for Water Energy Efficiency 
Center for Watershed Science 
Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
Energy Efficiency Center 
Energy Institute 
Information Center for the Environment 
Institute for Transportation Studies 
John Muir Institute for the Environment 
Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy 
World Food Center 

Information on Bill Clark: 
William C. Clark 
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development 
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government 
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 

From his Kennedy School webpage: "His research focuses on sustainability science: understanding the interactions of human and environmental systems with a view toward advancing the goals of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in how institutional arrangements affect the linkage between knowledge and action in the sustainability arena. At Harvard, he currently co-directs the Sustainability Science Program. He is co-author of Adaptive environmental assessment and management (Wiley, 1978), Redesigning rural development (Hopkins, 1982); and The global health system: Institutions in a time of transition (Harvard, 2010); editor of the Carbon dioxide review (Oxford, 1982); coeditor of Sustainable development of the biosphere (Cambridge, 1986), The earth transformed by human action (Cambridge, 1990), Learning to manage global environmental risks (MIT, 2001), and Global Environmental Assessments (MIT, 2006); and co-chaired the US National Research Councils study Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability (NAP, 1999). He serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Clark is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize, the Humboldt Prize, the Kennedy School's Carballo Award for excellence in teaching, and the Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching."