Tufts-SEI Nexus Symposium

In celebration of 10 years of partnership between Tufts University and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and SEI held an anniversary symposium to commemorate the dedicated cooperation between the two organizations. This event was held on April 11, 2017 from 1pm-6pm, and included researchers from both associations who fostered a lively discussion relating to the nexus of global issues of water, energy, food, health, and climate. Following two discussion panels and keynote presentations relating to this nexus, a poster session and reception where students and researchers shared their original research or collaborative scholarship concluded the event. Click HERE for the event program!

 

Date and Location:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 1:00pm-6:00pm

Alumnae Lounge at Tufts University, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Or join online via: http://webcast.tufts-emc.org/TIE_Webcast.html

 

Event Agenda

1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks: Tony Monaco, Tufts University President

1:15-1:30 Welcome Note

  • Linda Abriola, Director of Tufts Institute of the Environment and University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Annette Huber-Lee, SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Economics and Engineering for Sustainable Solutions

1:30-2:30 1st Panel: Energy and Climate

  • William Moomaw – moderator, Tufts Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy
  • Rob Bailis, SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Biomass Energy, Biofuels, and Household Energy
  • Ujjayant Chakravorty, Tufts Professor of Economics
  • Kelly Sims Gallagher, Tufts Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Jason Veysey, SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Energy System Modeling and Climate Change Mitigation

2:30-3:00 1st Keynote: “The Past, Present, and Future of Water Quality Modeling: Moving from Survival to Sustainability as the Climate Changes”

  • Steven Chapra, Tufts Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 2nd Panel: Food, Water, and Health

  • Eric Kemp-Benedict – moderator, SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Jeffrey Griffiths, Tufts Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine and Adjunt Professor of the Friedman School of Nutrition
  • Francisco Flores, SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Hydrology, Agriculture Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering
  • Beatrice Lorge Rogers, Tufts Professor of Economics and Food Policy and Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program
  • Daniele Lantagne, Tufts Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • Philip Osana, SEI Research Fellow, specializing in Water, Land and Ecosystem Services for Environmental Policy and Governance

4:30-5:00 2nd Keynote: “The Global Sustainability Agenda-Where is it Heading and are there Reasons for Optimism?” & Closing Remarks

  • Johan Kuylenstierna, SEI Executive Director

5:00-6:00 Reception and Poster Exhibition

Master of Ceremonies: Linda Abriola & Michael Lazarus, SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Energy and International Climate Change Policy and Director of U.S. Center in Seattle

Speakers

American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Fellow, 2015 & 2016

Steven Chapra, Keynote Speaker

Tufts Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Former Director of the SEI Stockholm Center, Former Chief Executive Advisor to the UN-Water Chair

Johan Kuylenstierna, Keynote Speaker 

SEI Executive Director

Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE)

William Moomaw, Moderator

Tufts Professor Emeritus of International Law and Diplomacy

Co-Leader of the SEI Initiative on the Water, Energy, and Food Nexus, Former Director of the SEI Asia Center

Eric Kemp-Benedict, Moderator

SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Sustainable Consumption and Production

 

 

 

 

Rob Bailis, Panelist

SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Biomass Energy, Biofuels, and Household Energy

 

Ujjayant Chakravorty, Panelist

Tufts Professor of Economics

Fellow of the Toulouse School of Economics

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Panelist

Tufts Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy

Jason Veysey, Panelist

SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Energy System Modeling and Climate Change Mitigation

Jeffrey Griffiths, Panelist

Tufts Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine and Adjunct Professor of of the Friedman School of Nutrition.

 

Fransisco Flores, Panelist

SEI Senior Scientist, specializing in Hydrology, Agriculture Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering

Beatrice Lorge Rogers, Panelist

Tufts Professor of Economics and Food Policy and Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program

Daniele Lantagne, Panelist

Tufts Assistant Professor  of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Philip Osana, Panelist

SEI Research Fellow, specializing in Water, Land and Ecosystem Services for Environmental Policy and Governance

Michael Lazarus, Master of Ceremonies

SEI Senior Scientist specializing in Energy and International Climate Change Policy

 

Former Director of the SEI Asia Center, former research Assistant Professor at Tufts University

 

Annette Huber-Lee, Welcome Note

Senior Scientist, specializing in Economics and Engineering for Sustainable Solutions

 

 

Former Dean of the School of Engineering, 2016 U.S. Science Envoy Award from the U.S. State Department.

Linda Abriola, Welcome Note

Director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering.