• The Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 7, 2020 and December 1, 2020
  • Categories: Adults (18+), Classes & Workshops, Community

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 7, 2020 and December 1, 2020
  • Mondays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free
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Event Description

MIIT Calendar Year 2020 lecture Series

MIIT presents two Outstanding Speaker Series converging in the Fall Term

On Tuesdays at 6:00pm Pacific Time, The Center for the Blue Economy Speakers focus on Ocean and Coastal Issues. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30pm Pacific Time, The Environmental Justice and Sustainability Speakers include issues ranging from systemic racism to climate change to sustainable food systems.

The public is welcome to attend all lectures, held online via Zoom. Following the exceptional start of the series on September 8th by The Honorable Bruce Delgado, Mayor of the City of Marina, The following includes the complete list of these enlightening and educational Virtual On-Line Lectures:


September 15th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm (PT)
“The Three E’s to Change the World: Driving Behavior Change for Conservation”
~~ presented by Ms. Silvia Bor, Marine Program Officer, WildAid

September 22nd // 6:00pm - 7:00pm (PT)
“Save The Oceans, Feed the World”
~~ presented by Mr. Andy Sharpless, Chief Executive Officer, Oceana

September 22nd // 12:30pm - 1:30pm
“From Advocating for Access to Healthy Foods in California, to Fighting Slavery in Chocolate”
~~ presented by Lauren Ornelas, Founder and President of the Food Empowerment Project

September 24th // 12:30pm - 1:30pm
“Ceremonial Fire, Land and Cultural Resource Restoration”
~~ presented by The Honorable Ron W. Goode, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe

September 29th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Communication, Collaboration and Equitable Land Use in Alaska and the Arctic”
~~ presented by Sorina Stalla, Policy Analyst/Editor, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee and Megan Hillgartner, Natural Resource Specialist, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water.

October 6th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Toward a Transformational Land Ethic: The Role of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Diversity”
~~ presented by Ms. Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) Lecturer, CSU San Marcos

October 13th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Funding the Ocean: Exploring Environmental Philanthropy”
~~ presented by Mariko Powers, Program Officer at Oceankind

October 27th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“When Love leads to Laws: How to save California’s Coast”
~~ presented by Mandy Sackett, California Policy Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation

October 29th // 12:30pm - 1:30pm
“Centering Racial Equity in Policy”
~~ presented by Mr. Alvaro Sanchez, Director, Environmental Equity, The Greenlining Institute

November 5th // 12:30pm - 1:30pm
“Sustainability, Systems Thinking and Well-being – Giving Voice to Data”
~~ presented by Mr. Minal Mistry, Business Initiatives Lead, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

November 10th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Fish & Chips: Tracking Tunas and Sharks in our Blue Serengeti”
~~ presented by Dr. Barbara Block, Protho Professor of Marine Sciences, Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station

November 17th // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Equitable Collaboration for the Caribbean Blue Economy”
~~ presented by Ms. Veta N. Wade, Director, AQUA Montserrat, and Founder Fish ‘N Fins Inc.

December 1st // 6:00pm - 7:00pm
“Integrating Environmental Justice into Coastal Management: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned”
~~ presented by Clesi Bennett, Environmental Scientist, California Natural Resources Agency


Event presented by:

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • (831) 647-4123
  • admit@miis.edu
  • http://www.miis.edu