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Former EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Lecture

​Lisa P. Jackson was Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama, and is now Vice President of Environmental Initiatives for Apple.  Ms. Jackson will be speaking about ways that government and business can address environmental and energy challenges, as part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's Oppenheim Lecture Series.

Lunch Talk: Climate Change, the Business Community, and California

​Dan Emmett, founder of the Emmett Center, leads a conversation on how to develop healthy relationships between environmental regulators and the business community.

Lecture & Panel | What Climate Change Means for LA

Join us for a half-day seminar featuring groundbreaking climate prediction research by Alex Hall, UCLA climate scientist and professor, followed by a panel discussion with climate policy experts.

Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.  Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on economic development and the fight against poverty.  The Emmett Center is co-sponsoring this event with the UCLA Anderson School's Center for Global Management.  EVENT REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 14, 2013.

Lunch Talk | David Miller - Can A Lawyer/Mayor Succeed Against Climate Change Where Nations Have Failed?

Come hear how the world’s largest cities are combating and responding to climate change from David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and current Counsel of International Business and Sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP.  Lunch provided!  Please RSVP here.

Regulatory Moneyball
Regulatory Moneyball
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cass R. Sunstein, a leading public intellectual and advisor to President Obama, will present his approach to regulatory policymaking and share his experience in the White House.

Global Warming: The Alberta Oil Sands and Canadian Climate Policy

Professor Andrew Weaver, from the University of Victoria, will discuss the Alberta oil sands and Canadian climate policy​.

Lunch Talk | Small Islands, Climate Change, and the United Nations

Mark Jariabka, Executive Director of Islands First, will speak on how his environmental nonprofit works to build the capacity of small island developing states to advance their environmental agendas on the international stage.​ Please RSVP.

Lunch Talk and Book Signing | Dr. Michael Mann

At UCLA Law on Monday, February 13, Dr. Michael Mann will discuss his new book, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines."

Lunch Talk | David Pettit, Senior Attorney, NRDC

David Pettit is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council and a Bruin. At NRDC, Mr. Pettit leads the Southern California Air Quality Project.

Lunch Talk: Peter Frumhoff
Lunch Talk: Peter Frumhoff
Monday, November 21, 2011

Peter Frumhoff is the Director of Science and Policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Chief Scientist for its climate campaign. He is one of the country's leading voices on climate science and policy. Free to the public.​

Oppenheimer Lecture | Dr. Albert Carnesale

​Dr. Albert Carnesale will present the key recommendations of the recent report on global climate change responses, published by the National Academy of Sciences.

Lunch Talk: Joel Reynolds
Lunch Talk: Joel Reynolds
Monday, October 3, 2011

NRDC Southern California Program Director Joel Reynolds will discuss environmental advocacy in the 21st Century.​

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming

Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science at UC San Diego, will discuss her book, Merchants of Doubt.

Former Congressman Bob Inglis: Bringing America Together over Energy

Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) will give a public talk at UCLA Law School on the topic of conservatives and climate change. Rep. Inglis recently lost his seat in the June 2010 Republican primary due in part to his support of climate change action.​

Presentation | What Caused the Gulf Oil Spill?

Lunch lecture by Richard Lazarus, Executive Director of the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission​

Talk | Energy and Climate Policy in the Obama Administration

​Jody Freeman, who until recently served as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in the White House, will discuss the Obama administration's energy and climate agenda.

The Climate War
The Climate War
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eric Pooley is the author of the book "The Climate War", and the Deputy Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the former Managing Editor of Fortune, and Chief Political Correspondent for Time. His book "Climate War" examines the history of the climate change debate in Washington, focusing on answering the question of why, after all these years, we still haven't developed a comprehensive policy.​

Environmental Justice Talk with Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center

Lauren is director and staff attorney for the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) in Eugene, Oregon. Currently her focus is on defending activists prosecuted for environmental and animal defense actions in which the government has added terrorist enhancement charges or brought the cases under terrorism statutes.  She will give a basic over view of these and other prosecutions, commonly referred to as the Green Scare. She will also address the implications for environmentalists and environmental policy that flow from these types of prosecutions. Finally, Lauren will address practical considerations for attorneys navigating civil liberties and environmental cases in light of the Green Scare.​

Climate Change and Geoengineering
Climate Change and Geoengineering
Monday, February 8, 2010

Geoengineering is the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of Earth’s environment to address the threats of climate change.  It is thought to be one of the few approaches that can successfully counteract global warming.  Dr. Wil Burns will speak about the past, present, and future of geoengineering, with a special focus on the feasibility of currently proposed geoengineering projects and potential governance mechanisms. ​