Sawyer Seminars on Energy and Society for Spring 2011 Begin on Jan. 28

in 2011, News
January 9th, 2011

poster-Sawyer-Energy-Spring-wFollowing the success of the John Sawyer Seminars in Fall 2010, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and the BU Department of Geography and Environment will continue to convene the John Sawyer Seminars at Boston University on Energy Transitions and Society for Spring 2010.

The first seminar in this Spring 2011 series will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 and will feature

Robert Lifset, University of Oklahoma
Paul Sabin,  Yale University
Michael C. Caramanis, Boston University

The focus of the panel for the fifth Sawyer Seminar of the series (the series will meet once a month) will be “Energy Transition Policy.”

The seminar will meet on the 4th Floor of the BU School of Management (Hariri Building, 595 Commonwealth Avenue) at Rm 424 from 10.00AM to 12.30PM. Please RSVP at pardee@bu.edu by end of day Tuesday, January  25, 2010. Seating is limited to 40 participants only.

The seminar series, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will meet once each month during the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters. The interdisciplinary seminars will bring together leadings scholars to Boston University to discuss various aspects of how energy transitions are themselves socially constituted and how they have, and are likely to, impact society. To facilitate an interdisciplinary discourse, each seminar will feature three speakers, in most cases from different academic disciplines. The Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Boston University Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI).

The rest of the Spring line-up for the Sawyer Seminars are:

Seminar 6. ROLE OF ENERGY IN AVOIDING COLLAPSE
Friday, February 25, 2011, SMG Room 424
Joe Tainter, Utah State University
Robert Kaufmann, Boston University
Robert Weller, Boston University

Seminar 7. ENERGY, SECURITY, and CONFLICT
Friday, March 25, 2011, Pardee Center
Amy Myers Jaffe, Rice University
Michael Klare, Hamphsire College
Dana Bauer, Boston University

Seminar 8. GEOGRAPHIES OF ENERGY
Friday, April 22, 2011, Pardee Center
Peter O’Connor, Boston University
Rania Ghosn, Boston University
Adil Najam and Cutler Cleveland, Boston University

Please note that Seminar #5 and #6 will meet at BU School of Management, Room 4244th floor, 595 Commonwealth Avenue; Seminars #7 and #8 will meet at Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road.

More details on the seminars here.