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Adam Romero on “The Road to Hell? The ‘Food Movement’ and the Unequal Bifurcation of the US Food System.”

Friday, February 5th, was the first Log Lunch of the spring semester! While visitors ate a delicious, locally sourced and vegetarian lunch, Adam Romero, CES Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow, spoke about the problems associated with the current food movement, which is a topic many log lunch goers grapple with on a daily basis. During his talk, Adam

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Pam Chasek on “The UN Sustainable Development Goals”

On Friday, January 22nd, Pam Chasek, Professor of Government at Manhattan College and co-founder of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, spoke at Log Lunch. Pam’s presentation, entitled, “From the MDGs to the SGDs: A Discussion of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals,” focused on the transition from establishment of the

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“Development and Environmental Trade Offs in Cambodia and Vietnam”

On January 15th, students at the Center for Developmental Economics, Navy Hort of Cambodia, Nhung Thi Cam Nguyen and Quy Duy Ta of Vietnam spoke at Log Lunch. All of the speakers shared interesting and inspiring stories focused around development and environmental trade-offs in their home countries. First, Quy shared his knowledge of environmental challenges

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What Problem Do You Want To Solve?

On Friday, January 8th, Isaac Maze Rothstein visited the Log for the first Log Lunch of 2016! Isaac graduated from Williams in 2014 with a major in Political Science and a concentration in Environmental Studies.  Isaac now works for Greentown Labs based in Boston, MA where he helps clean energy technology startups reach market. Greentown

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Mark Paul on “Community Supported Agriculture and Sustainable Farm Livelihoods.”

On Friday, November 20th, Professor Mark Paul of the University of Massachusetts Amherst spoke during log lunch on ideas focused on CSA’s and their economic value. Paul came from a food-focused background. He attended culinary school then worked as a chef. Both experiences leading to his frustration with the current food system. Health food, he

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Williams Students’ Perspectives on Climate COP21 in Paris

Throughout the Fall 2015 semester, students in Global Environmental Politics (ENVI/PSCI328), a seminar taught by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Pia Kohler, have been studying international environmental law, with a special eye towards the Paris Climate Summit that opened on November 20, 2015. As Part of this endeavor, the seminar participants have been carrying out

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Jen Allan on “Paris Climate Summit 2015 and the History of Climate Negotiations”

On Friday, November 13th, Jen Allan visited the log to share her knowledge on the history of climate negotiations in relation to the upcoming Paris Climate Summit.  Jen is currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, studying political science with a focus on international relations and climate change policy. Jen also produced

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Gaye Symington on “You’ve Gotta Run for Office!”

On Friday, November 6th was lucky to have Gaye Symington as the first official speaker at the new and improved Log! Gaye graduated from Williams in 1977 as an Art major and Environmental Science concentrator. Gaye is a strong believer in a nonlinear career path, which is seen through her exciting and interesting jobs thus

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Professor Ken Schmidt on “The Ecology of Eavesdropping Behavior: Animal Communication in the Forest”

On Friday, October 23rd Ken Schmidt, a Professor of Biology and Texas Tech University came to the Log to share about his research on “The Ecology of Eavesdropping: Listening in on your Neighbors May Save your Life.” Professor Schmidt is no stranger to Williams College. In the early 2000s he worked as a visiting Professor

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Alex Apostos on “Turbulance in the Water: Mixing Science and Policy”

On Friday, October 2nd, lecturer in the Geosciences Department, Alex Apostos, spoke at the weekly Log Lunch about mixing science and policy. His objective of the presentation was to provide a sense of what it is like to be a scientist working in policy. Apostos has moved between both the policy and academic worlds. He

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