Seminar: Making Science Matter: Lessons Learned on the Road to Solutions

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David Hart, Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and Professor, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:00

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
1 Park Place, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401

Ever since he became embroiled at the age of 17 in a controversial proposal regarding the environmental and economic future of a coastal California watershed, David Hart has been searching for ways to increase the value of science in societal decision making. Along the way, he has conducted ecological research on a wide range of problems; served as a science advisor to government, the private sector, and NGOs; and co-created a new kind of institution—the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions—designed to help accelerate the transition to sustainability. One version of that “creation story” can be found here.

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