Professor William C. Clark at ASI Distinguished Speaker Series

Jan 14 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Multi-purpose room, Student Community Center, UC Davis

As part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, ASI will host Harvard University Professor William C. Clark will speak at UC Davis about linking knowledge with action for sustainability.

bill clark poster

Professor Clark's presentation will have very broad appeal to anyone who cares about sustainability, specifically linking knowledge with action through translational research, extension/outreach, and other aspects of boundary work and social engagement by academic institutions. This event is free and open to the public.  

Date: Tuesday 14 January

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Place: Multi-purpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis

Title: Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability

The event is co-sponsored by:
University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis

Institutes and Centers at UC Davis:
Agricultural Sustainability Institute
Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior
Center for Regional Change
Center for Watershed Science
Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Energy Efficiency Center
Energy Institute
Information Center for the Environment
Institute for Transportation Studies
John Muir Institute for the Environment
Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
World Food Center

Information on Bill Clark:

William C. Clark
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

From his Kennedy School webpage: “His research focuses on sustainability science: understanding the interactions of human and environmental systems with a view toward advancing the goals of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in how institutional arrangements affect the linkage between knowledge and action in the sustainability arena. At Harvard, he currently co-directs the Sustainability Science Program. He is co-author of Adaptive environmental assessment and management (Wiley, 1978), Redesigning rural development (Hopkins, 1982); and The global health system: Institutions in a time of transition (Harvard, 2010); editor of the Carbon dioxide review (Oxford, 1982); coeditor of Sustainable development of the biosphere (Cambridge, 1986), The earth transformed by human action (Cambridge, 1990), Learning to manage global environmental risks (MIT, 2001), and Global Environmental Assessments (MIT, 2006); and co-chaired the US National Research Council’s study Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability (NAP, 1999). He serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Clark is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize, the Humboldt Prize, the Kennedy School's Carballo Award for excellence in teaching, and the Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching.”