Klinger Gives Talk at Carnegie Global Ecology Seminar

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Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, gave a talk at a recent seminar focusing on global development ecology at Stanford University.

Klinger’s March 29, 2016 talk was entitled On the Rare Earth Frontier:  How and Where we Acquire the Elements of Our Possible Futures,” and was part of the “Carnegie Global Development Ecology” series, put on by the The Carnegie Institution.

The seminar convenes experts whose work is situated at the nexus of science and policy, and focused on strategies for greening the rare earth supply chain.

I met with Nobel laureates, the masterminds behind the 50-state plan to achieve 100% renewable energy generation across the U.S., scientists at the Carnegie Department of Global Development Ecology and with the Near Zero initiative in order to learn about their work and to share my research on the elements that make the technologies of a clean energy future possible,” Klinger said. 

Other speakers for the seminar series include Peter Cox, Professor at the University of Exeter, Abigail Swann, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and Inez FungProfessor of Atmospheric Science at UC Berkley.

Klinger specializes in development, environment, and security politics in Latin America and China in comparative and global perspective. She is currently completing a book project on the global geography of rare earth prospecting and mining, with a special emphasis on the development and geopolitics of resource frontiers in Brazil, China, and Outer Space. Learn more about her here.