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Connecting the Dots 2015

Connecting the Dots 2015

The Food, Energy, Water and Climate Nexus

Frances Arrillaga, Alumni Center, Stanford University
Friday, April 17, 2015 | 12:30pm - 6:30pm

IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY, each year Stanford experts from a range of disciplines meet to discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of food, energy, water and the effect they have on climate and conflict. These experts illustrated and evaluated some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to trade-offs or co-benefits in others, and discussed opportunities to make decisions that can have positive benefits in one area while avoiding negative or unintended consequences in other areas. This year, in celebration of our 5th anniversary of Connecting the Dots, we returned to the food nexus.


Karen Ross
Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture
Stacey Bent
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Chemical Engineering
Rosamond Naylor
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Earth System Science
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Earth System Science
Environmental Earth System Science, FSE Center on Food Security and the Environment
Steve Luby
Stanford Medicine, Woods Institute for the Environment
Scott Rozelle
Rural Education Action Program, Freeman Spogli Institute
Pam Matson
Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Break-out Sessions

Christopher Seifert
Graduate Student, Environmental Earth System Science
Rebecca Gilsdorf
PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Angela Harris
PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering
William Chapman
Graduate Student, CEE-Atmosphere and Energy
Priya Fielding-Singh
PhD Candidate, Sociology
Maria Deloso
Coterminal B.S./M.A. Candidate, Earth System Program
Alexandra Heeney
PhD Candidate, Management Science & Engineering