V. Peter Harder

Senior Policy Advisor · Dentons Canada LLP

Highly engaging speaker with over 30 years at the centre of Canadian law, government decision-making, foreign affairs & international trade.

International Trade Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Public Policy International Natural Resources and Infrastructure Cleantech

Michael Toma

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Toma researches regional economics and public choice

Macro & Monetary Economics Regional Economics Public Choice

Brian E. Gray

Emeritus Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contact: 415.565.4719 / grayb@uchastings.edu

Property Rights and the Constitution Public Lands and Natural Resources Management Environmental Law Water Resources Management Endangered Species

Yvette Lapayese

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Teaching and Learning

Human Rights Education Critical and Feminist Methodologies Qualitative Research Youth Participatory Action Research Feminist Theories and Epistemologies

Jehangir Bhadha

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jehangir Bhadha is advancing integrated soil, water, and nutrient management to promote sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Water Quality Soil Nutrient Management

Bethany Lacina

Associate Professor of Political Science · University of Rochester

Bethany Lacina is an expert in civil and ethnic conflict.

Migration International Relations Territorial Autonomy Civil Conflict Ethnic Conflict

Jessica Vapnek

Lecturer, Global Programs Advisor, and Director of the M.S.L. Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: vapnekjessica@uchastings.edu

Agriculture and Natural Resource Law Legislative Drafting Rule of Law

Chris Tam PhD

Co-Founder & CEO · Integrated Nanotherapeutics

Maximizing the therapeutic potential of drugs through nanotechnology.

Nanoparticles Nanomedicine Healthcare Nanotechnology Biochemistry

Howard Mielke

Research Professor · Tulane University

Professor Mielke focuses on the urban environment and its chemical impact on human health and disease.

Lead Poisoning Environmental Signaling Human Health Urban Environments Disease

Joleah Lamb

Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · UC Irvine

Joleah Lamb's research focuses on natural buffers for mitigating infectious diseases that threaten coral reefs in coastal regions.

Coral Reefs Ecosystems Conservation Biology Ocean Health Ocean Pollution Disease Ecology

Fei Fang

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Fei Fang's research lies in the field of artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, focusing on computational game theory.

Multi-Agent Systems Optimization Artificial Intelligence Game Theory Computer Science

Andrea Kirkwood

Associate Professor · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Aquatic Ecology | Algae | Water Research | Water Quality | Water Pollution | Invasive Species | Environmental Microbiology

Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Invasive Species Algae algal blooms blue-green algae

Shuresh Ghimire, Ph.D.

Associate Cooperative Extension Educator · University of Connecticut

Shuresh Ghimire conducts an extension education and research program in vegetable crop production and practices.

Plastic Mulch Climate Adaptation Horticulture Agricultural Sciences Biodegradable Materials

Heather Chiero, PhD

Associate Professor of History, Anthropology and Philosophy · Augusta University

Dr. Chiero is a leading scholar in Latin American & U.S. Western history and the Spanish colonial periphery of the Caribbean Basin.

Material Culture Social History Underrepresented Populations Central America Latin America

Kali Kniel

Professor, Microbial Food Safety · University of Delaware

Prof. Kniel’s laboratory explores issues of food safety and public health that involve transmission of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Food Systems Pathogenic Bacteria Food Safety Public Health Microorganisms

Patricia Bricker

Professor, Jay M. Robinson Distinguished Professor in Educational Technologies · Western Carolina University

Patricia Bricker's primary areas of expertise are science education and teacher professional development.

Elementary Education Teacher Professional Development STEM Education Science and Literacy Community Engagement Projects

Wesley Longhofer

Goizueta Foundation Term Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Executive Academic Director, Business & Society Institute · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Organizational Sociology Business and Society Social Enterprise Philanthropy and Non-Profits Climate Change

Gerald A. Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Professor of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture · University of Connecticut

Expert on plant genetics, plant biotechnology, GMOs and public perception of GMOs.

Plant-Water Relations Ion Channels Landscape Architecture Photosynthesis Plant Physiology

Harsh Bais

Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences · University of Delaware

Prof. Bais conducts research in plant signaling – how plants recognize and communicate with one another.

Plant-Microbe Interactions Plant Biology Plant Signaling Root Exudation Plant and Soil Sciences and Horticulture

Rachel Davidson

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center · University of Delaware

Prof. Davidson conducts research on natural disaster risk modeling and civil infrastructure systems.

Disaster Research Natural Disaster Risk Modeling Civil Infrastructure Systems​ Lifelines