2013-2015 CCRG Schedule

  • Spring Term CCRG Events

    Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:49:59 PM PDT

    All -- please mark your calendars for these Climate Change events for Spring term. In particular, please plan on submitting a proposal for our upcoming Symposium.  Happy spring break, Ron

    The 4th Annual (2015) UO Climate Change Research Symposium Call for Proposals: will take place on May 29, 2015. This Symposium is an opportunity for University of Oregon faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates to present their research on climate-change-related issues. This is a great opportunity to both present their own research and learn from the numerous other scholars working at UO on the issue of global climate change. Please consider proposing a paper or a 4-paper panel (deadline of April 15, 2015) and also plan on attending on May 29, 2015! Details will be posted here soon with respect to the exact location of the Symposium on the UO campus.
    -- Details on the 2015 Symposium

    Thursday, April 16, 12:00 – 1:00 -- CCRG Faculty/Graduate Student Colloquium
    Title: Why We Won’t Succeed on Climate Change Without Taking Advantage of Knowledge Management Tools
    Presenter: Dr. Mark C. Trexler, Director of Climatographers
    Location: Leona Tyler Room, Grad School (click for map)

    Thursday, May 7, 12:00 – 1:00 -- CCRG Faculty/Graduate Student Colloquium
    Title: Climate change and international water negotiations
    Presenter: Itay Fischendler, Hebrew University
    Location: Leona Tyler Room, Grad School (click for map)

    4th Annual CCRG Symposium, Friday, May 29, ALL DAY
    Keynote Speaker: Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University
    How Climate Change Became Controversial: An Analysis of the Climate Change Denial Movement
    Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
    Call for papers and paper submission form at: https://climatechange.uoregon.edu/2015-Symposium
    Open to all UO faculty, grad students, and advanced undergraduates

 

  • 4th Annual *UO* Climate Change Symposium - Friday May 29, 2015 - CALL FOR PAPERS

    Posted on: Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:09:38 AM PST

    The 4th Annual University of Oregon Climate Change Research Symposium is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015. This Research Symposium is an opportunity for all UO faculty, grad students, and advanced undergraduates to present their research related to any aspect of climate change.  The call for papers and an online form to submit your paper is at: http://climatechange.uoregon.edu/
    Please submit either your own paper or a theme panel.
    Please forward this announcement to any faculty or students you think may be interested.
    Note that we also have a distinguished Keynote Speaker: Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University.
    How Climate Change Became Controversial: An Analysis of the Climate Change Denial Movement
    Location: TBD
    Dunlap is Regents Professor and Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. He is an expert on climate change communication and on the socio-political controversies surrounding climate change.

  • Winter and Spring CCRG Events

    Posted on: Monday, February 16, 2015 10:44:47 AM PST

    All, We have a great set of speakers for Winter and Spring term this year. Dates and times are set but check carefully for locations - I will update them soon.  Summary of events is below -- abstracts and biographies are HERE!  Ron

    Thursday, Jan 29, 12:00 – 1:00 -- CCRG Faculty/Graduate Student Colloquium
    Title: Comparative Analysis on the Non-parametric Directional Distance Function in Energy and Environmental Studies
    Presenter: Yongrok Choi, Inha University
    Location: PLC-905

    Tuesday, Feb 17, 12:00 - 1:30 -- CCRG Faculty/Graduate Student Colloquium
    Title: “Seven Philosophical Questions About Climate Change”
    Presenter: David Wood, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of European Studies, Vanderbilt University
    Location: Oak Room, EMU

    Tuesday, Feb 17, 4:00 - 5:30 -- Public Lecture
    Title: “On the Uses and Disadvantages of Geology for Life”
    Presenter: David Wood, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of European Studies, Vanderbilt University
    Location: Jaqua Auditorium

    Wednesday, March 4 , 12:00 – 2:00 -- CCRG Faculty/Grad Student Colloquium DOUBLE-HEADER
    NOTE: Changed date (was Thur, March 5 but now Wed, March 4).
    12-1 Title: "Multi-stakeholder Common-Pool Resources: Exploring the conceptual and empirical implications of interactions between ecosystem services"
    Presenter: Tobias Belschner, PhD Candidate, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies
    Location: PLC-905

    1-2 Title: "The Politics of Climate Change in Washington DC: 'Debates' about the science, confusion about the impacts, and ideological battles."
    Presenter: Dr. Johannes Loschnigg, Former White House Staff
    Location: PLC-905

     

    Thursday, March 12, 12:00 – 1:00 -- CCRG Faculty/Graduate Student Colloquium
    Title: Forest Governance and Climate Change in Driving Native Insect Outbreaks
    Presenter: Chris Bone, University of Oregon, Dept of Geography
    Location: Leona Tyler Room, Grad School (click for map)

    Thursday, May 7, 12:00 – 1:00 -- CCRG Faculty/Graduate Student Colloquium
    Title: Climate change and international water negotiations
    Presenter: Itay Fischendler, Hebrew University
    Location: Leona Tyler Room, Grad School (click for map)

    4th Annual CCRG Symposium, Friday, May 29, ALL DAY 
    Keynote Speaker: Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University
    How Climate Change Became Controversial: An Analysis of the Climate Change Denial Movement
    Location: TBD
    Call for papers and paper submission form at: https://climatechange.uoregon.edu/2015-Symposium
    Open to all UO faculty, grad students, and advanced undgraduates

  • Save-the-Date! December 2-3, 2014: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference:

    Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014 12:36:13 PM PDT

    Save-the-Date! December 2-3, 2014: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference: Environment, Culture and Indigenous Sovereignty in the Americas
    The University of Oregon will host the 3rd Annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference and Student Symposium: Environment, Culture and Indigenous Sovereignty in the Americas on December 2-3, 2014. The University will welcome two distinguished keynote speakers to the conference: Dr. Mirna Cunningham Kain and Patricia Cochran. Dr. Cunningham Kain is an internationally renowned advocate for Indigenous peoples’ rights and women’s rights who has served Indigenous peoples in countless fashions, most recently as chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2013). Patricia Cochran is currently Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission (ANSC), an organization that works to create links and collaborations among scientists, researchers and Alaska Native communities. 

    Through this conference, three courses at the University of Oregon will come together in a variety of ways to exchange ideas, methodologies and research related to culture, sovereignty and indigenous peoples. These courses will explore separate issues, but have related themes including the nexus between traditional knowledge and science, historic and future threats to indigenous sovereignty, and the impacts of changing environments on indigenous culture. All students enrolled in these courses will have an opportunity to present their research papers through poster presentations, and several students will have the opportunity to give oral presentations.

    Preliminary Schedule of Events
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    5 pm Poster Session (Location: UO Global Scholars Hall)
    7 pm Keynote Address with Mirna Cunningham Kain and Patricia Cochran.  (Location: Many Nations Longhouse)

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm: Student Panels and presentations (Location: Many Nations Longhouse)

    For more information, visit: http://ccip.uoregon.edu

  • CCRG meetings for this term

    Posted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:59:00 AM PDT

    CCRG people,
    We now have a few CCRG-related seminars lined up for this term. If you are interested in presenting some of your own research, please let me know. And my offer to faculty (sent by email during the summer) still stands to help cover the costs of bringing in smart scholars working on climate change to give a CCRG seminar and/or public talk.  Let me know if you are interested.
    Mark your calendars and Hope to see you at these events.
    Ron 

    • October 28, 12 noon, Willamette 110: Bart Bartlein, UO Dept of Geography: "The IPCC 5th Assessment:  What's new, what's not, and what's next?" (followed by a reception and light lunch in Pacific 327). This is an IE2 seminar co-sponsored by CCRG and ESI.
    • October 31, 12 noon, Willamette 110: Phil Mote, Director of Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI): "What's New in Climate Science" (followed by a reception and light lunch in Pacific 327). This is an IE2 seminar co-sponsored by CCRG and ESI.
    • Tuesday, November 4th: 12-1:30, PLC 905: Johannes Urpelainen, Columbia University Political Science: "Renewables:  The Political History of a Global Energy Transition"
      • Abstract: The deployment of renewable energy faces numerous political and economic challenges. While some countries have been able to capitalize on increasing oil prices and climate change concerns to nurture a viable renewable energy industry, many are still locked in a carbon and nuclear economy. What explains this divergence? We offer a theory of the global renewable energy revolution that builds on policy responses to international shocks and the politicization of the energy question. While external shocks, such as oil price surges, create a window of opportunity for renewable energy investment, the fate of renewables depends on the outcome of a prolonged political struggle. Renewables can be phenomenally successful when political and economic elites see opportunities in renewable energy and public opinion follows. We provide qualitative and quantitative empirical evidence from several countries over four decades to support of our argument.
  • NEXT Wed 5/21= Stephen Gardiner: Justice vs. Extortion: Two Perspectives on Climate Policy

    The UO Climate Change Research Group and the Department of Philosophy welcome.....

    Stephen Gardiner
    Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment
    University of Washington, Seattle

    CCRG BROWNBAG LUNCH WORKSHOP
    Justice vs. Extortion: Two Perspectives on Climate Policy

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    EMU Coquille River Room

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    PUBLIC LECTURE
    Ethics, Geoengineering and Creative Myopia

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    4:00 - 5:30 pm
    Jacque Center Auditorium

    Stephen M. Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle.  His main areas of interest are ethical theory, political philosophy and environmental ethics.  His research focuses on global environmental problems (especially climate change), future generations, and virtue ethics.

    Steve is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm: the Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Oxford, 2011), the coordinating co-editor of Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford, 2010), and the editor of Virtue Ethics: Old and New (Cornell, 2005).  His articles have appeared in journals such as Ethics, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and Philosophy and Public Affairs.

  • Renewable Energy/Climate Change Policy Talk this Friday, 5/2

    Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:42:40 AM PDT

    Johannes Urpelainen of Columbia University will be giving a talk on Renewable Energy Policy this Friday from 12:30-2 in Lillis 112.  Dr. Urpelainen's research focuses on environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on climate change and sustainable energy. Find out more about Dr. Urpelainen on his website and blog.  He will be presenting the argument from a new book project of his (a slight change from the previous advertisement). A copy of the 24-page introductory chapter is attached for those who want to read it in advance.

    Title: Renewables: How Policy Responses to External Shocks Caused a Global Energy Transition
    Abstract: The deployment of renewable energy faces numerous political and economic challenges. While some countries have been able to capitalize on increasing oil prices and climate change concerns to nurture a viable renewable energy industry, many are still locked in a carbon and nuclear economy. What explains this divergence? We offer a theory of the global renewable energy revolution that builds on policy responses to international shocks and the politicization of the energy question. While external shocks, such as oil price surges, create a window of opportunity for renewable energy investment, the fate of renewables depends on the outcome of a prolonged political struggle.
    Renewables can be phenomenally successful when political and economic elites see opportunities in renewable energy and public opinion follows. We provide qualitative and quantitative empirical evidence from several countries over four decades to support of our argument.

    Best,
    Ron

  • CCRG Schedule for AY2013-2014

    Posted on: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:41:00 PM PST

    UO Climate Change Research Group 2013-2014

    UO faculty and grad students working on climate change,

    As you know, the UO Climate Change Research Group is our collective effort to encourage and facilitate more interdisciplinary interaction on campus from all disciplines working on climate change. This year, we will be opening it up more broadly to graduate students and, as appropriate, advanced undergrads doing research on climate change. As during the past 2 years, we have an exciting schedule of climate change talks and events coming up. Our first event is Kathy Lynn in a bit less than 2 weeks. 

    Please mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events. And please forward this email to other faculty or grad students who are not yet on this Blackboard list.

    Fall term:
    -- Nov 19th, 12-1, Leona Tyler Room in the Grad School bldg: Kathy Lynn (Tribal Climate Change Project, UO): “Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions”
    -- Dec 3rd, 12-1, Leona Tyler Room in the Grad School bldg: Elizabeth Marino (Anthropology, OSU-Cascades): “They've got to see it to believe it”: An ethnography of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska

    Winter term:
    -- Wed, Jan 29, 12-1, Leona Tyler Room in the Grad School bldg: Wu Hong (Landscape Architecture PhD student, UO): “Protecting Stream ecosystem health in the face of rapid urbanization and climate change”
    -- Thurs, Feb 13th, 12-1, PLC 905 (Note different room): Stephanie LeMenager (English, UO):  “Writing in the era of climate collapse”
    -- Wed, Mar 5, 12-1, Leona Tyler Room in the Grad School bldg: Allen Thompson (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University): Adaptation and Climate Ethics Beyond Injustice
    -- POSTPONED: M Jackson (Geography PhD student, UO): “Climate change, glaciology, and human geography”

    Spring term:
    -- Tues, Apr 8, 12-1, Leona Tyler Room in the Grad School bldg: Professor Jared Margolis and Gordon Levitt (UO Law): “Integrating the Public Trust Doctrine into Environmental Decision Making”
    -- Wed, April 16, all day: 3rd Annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium; including Keynote Speaker: Kate Larsen, former US State Department negotiator for climate change mitigation
    -- Date TBD (Late April/Early May): M Jackson (Geography PhD student, UO): “Climate change, glaciology, and human geography”
    -- Tues, May 20: Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington, Philosophy, Author of "The Perfect Moral Storm"

    The format for all these events will be a "research colloguium" in which the presenter will be asked to keep their presentations to approximately 20 minutes and leave 40 minutes for subsequent discussion.  Faculty, grad students, and advanced undergrads are all welcome to attend.  Our goal is a small but engaged discussion.

    Best and looking forward to seeing all of you in 12 days, Ron

  • CCRG 2012-2013 Summary of Events

    Posted on: Friday, September 27, 2013 12:03:37 AM PDT

    An annual report/summary of CCRG activities during 2012-2013 is now available in the "Files for Download" section of the CCRG Blackboard site, for those who are interested. A link to the file is at the bottom of this announcement on the Blackboard site.

  • CCRG 2011-2012 Summary of Events

    Posted on: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:52:49 AM PDT

    An annual report/summary of CCRG activities during 2011-2012  is now available in the "Files for Download" section of the CCRG Blackboard site, for those who are interested. A link to the file is at the bottom of this announcement on the Blackboard site.

  • UO Climate Change Research Group

    Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 1:11:18 PM PDT

    This Blackboard "class" is to help inform members of the UO Climate Change Research Group who is speaking when and where. I will arrange for emails to be sent a few days in advance but check here for the longer range forecast. Best, Ron