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Lunchtime talk Aug. 9: Climate Change and Social Justice — Fighting for vulnerable Chicago neighborhoods

Anchorage Climate Action Plan collaborators, including UAA and ISER faculty, are sponsoring a lunchtime talk Friday, August 9 in the ISER conference room, by Illinois Research Climatologist Ashish Sharma on how the most vulnerable in urban settings can be better protected from climate-related health challenges.  As extreme weather becomes […]

2019-07-24T15:38:56-08:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|

Lunchtime talk: Russian Arctic: Issues of sustainability and Indigenous rights and interests

Visiting Fulbright Scholar and Doctor of Law, Elena Gladun, will give an overview of recent educational and research projects in Siberia and Yamal regions of the Russian Arctic, the most effective supports for sustainable development, and Indigenous rights and interests at a lunchtime talk on Friday, May 17, in ISER’s […]

2019-05-09T15:06:18-08:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|

Lunchtime talk: Making Resources Work for Arctic Communities: What we’ve learned from ReSDA

Chris Southcott, who has been involved in community-based research in the circumpolar north for more than 30 years, will share final results from his Resources and Sustainable Development (ReSDA) project, which looked at developing ways to ensure that a larger share of resource development benefits stay in the region, and […]

2019-05-20T15:26:49-08:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|Tags: , |

Alaska’s Economic Forecast & the Permanent Fund

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
12 noon – 1p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Lew Haines Conference Room 307

Alaska economists discuss where our economy is headed and the opportunities and risks on the horizon. Bring your questions.

ISER Contact: Pam Cravez, Communications Director, 907-786-5425, pcravez@alaska.edu

2018-12-14T17:00:31-09:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|

Lunchtime Talk: Uncertainty in impact assessment — research perspectives from Denmark and Greenland

When: Tuesday, November 13, 12-1
Where: ISER Conference Room, Third Floor, 1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 301

Uncertainty is an unavoidable and challenging part of assessing impacts of future development activities. It is also vital to providing transparency in the decision-making process. Dr. Sanne Vammen Larsen, a visiting Fulbright scholar at ISER, will introduce the topic and draw on research results from Denmark and Greenland to shed light on the role of uncertainty in impact assessment, its implementation in practice and the implications for various stakeholders.

Dr. Larsen, a member of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, is an Associate Professor at the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment at Aalborg University in Denmark. Her research is focused on environmental assessment and planning mainly in Denmark and Greenland. She is spending six weeks with ISER conducting research for an Alaska case study on how uncertainty is dealt with, including the integration of local, indigenous knowledge. Part of her her Fulbright Arctic Initiative cohort is looking at the integration of local knowledge in decision-making surrounding sustainable economies.

Note: This talk will not be live streamed or recorded.

2018-11-13T16:59:31-09:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|

Lunchtime Talk. Making Big Comparisons: Urban Energy Transitions in Saskatoon, Lulea, and Anchorage

Around the world, there is growing interest in decentralized sources of energy production and distribution. Costs of solar, wind, and energy-efficiency technologies have also been dropping, making them attractive alternatives to fossil fuels. But those changes disrupt the business model of utilities and present unique challenges and opportunities.

Martin Boucher, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, will talk about his research on socio-technical energy transitions and discuss his preliminary thoughts about his work-in-progress, comparing transitions in three Northern cities: Saskatoon in Canada, Lulea in Sweden, and Anchorage.

When: Tuesday, May 22, 12 to 1

2018-09-27T16:55:29-08:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|

Lunchtime Talk: The Opioid Epidemic in Alaska: A Baseline for Measuring Prevention

The Partnerships for Success Project is a five-year project intended to prevent and reduce non-medical use of prescription opioids, as well as use of heroin, among Alaskans ages 12 to 25. The state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is carrying out the project, working with community coalitions that develop local prevention strategies.

DHSS contracted with ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services to evaluate the project. Bridget Hanson, the evaluation director, and Jodi Barnett, the lead project evaluator, talk about their work so far, to establish a baseline for measuring the project’s success over time.

2018-09-27T16:55:29-08:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|

Lunchtime Talk: It Pays to be a Man: Rewards for Leaders in a Coordination Game

Philip Grossman, this semester’s Rasmuson Chair of Economics at UAA, will talk about his recent work in experimental economics—looking at gender differences in the effectiveness of leaders, and in how followers assess the effectiveness of leaders. His experiment involved having people decide how much of a bonus to award men and women who gave them the identical investment advice. The results suggest that among equally effective leaders, women are assessed less positively and rewarded less generously than men. Join us at ISER to learn more about Dr. Grossman's research.

When: Thursday, November 9, 12 to 1

2018-09-27T16:55:29-08:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|
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