30th Annual Conference


“People and the Planet”

The Madison, A Loews Hotel, Washington, DC

November 1-4, 2007


Thursday, November 1st

7-9 p.m. Opening Reception—Residence of the Ambassador of Colombia

  • Solo Dance Performance by Joy T. Williams (Colombia 2005)

Friday, November 2nd

9-10:30 a.m. Opening Session—Annual Business Meeting of Members, Advocacy Update

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Overview Panel on Climate Change

  • Rob Bradley, Director, International Climate Policy Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Myra Frazier (Gabon 1991), Attorney-at-Law
  • Gregory Jenkins (Senegal 2003), Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy & Director, Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences
  • Rojina Manandhar (USA 2005), Environmental Scientist, Tetra Tech, Inc.

12:15-2:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

12:15-4 p.m. Chapter Leadership Seminar (by invitation)

2-5 p.m. Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

7-9:30 p.m. 30th Annual Banquet & Keynote Address

  • “Local Initiatives for Global Environmental Protection” Miranda Schreurs (Japan 1991; Germany 1999), Director of the Environmental Policy Research Center & Professor of Comparative Politics, Free University of Berlin

Saturday, November 3rd

9-10:30 a.m. Successful Adaptations to Environmental Changes

  • Ariane A. Kirtley (Niger 2005), Director, Amman Imman (Water is Life)
  • Wallace Oates (United Kingdom 1974), Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
  • Ryan P. Szuch (Australia 2001), Senior Associate, ENVIRON International Corporation

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. International Conflict & Climate Change

  • Armin Rosencranz (Australia 1987; India 1983, 1992), Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland & Founder, Pacific Environment
  • Lisa Schirch (Ghana & Kenya 2002), Program Director, 3D Security Initiative & Professor of Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Andrew L. Strauss (Ecuador 1981), Professor of International Law, Widener University School of Law

12:30-2 p.m. Plenary Luncheon & Address

  • “Climate Change: Markets, Crises, or Justice—Roles for Fulbright Scholars” Michael K. Dorsey, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College

2:15-3:45 p.m. Writers & the Environment

  • Nancy Bunge (Austria 1986, Belgium 1999, Germany 2006), Professor, Michigan State University
  • John Elder (Italy 2000), author of Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa & Professor of English and Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
  • Cheryl J. Fish (Finland 2007), Associate Professor of English, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY

4-5 p.m. 2007 Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture

  • Sacred Dance & Secular Law in Bali: Ron Jenkins (Indonesia 2007), Professor of Theater, Wesleyan University

6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, November 4th

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Poster Session on People & the Planet

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Arts Task Force Sessions and Business Meeting

9 a.m.-12 p.m. International Education Task Force Sessions and Business Meeting


The conference will be held at The Madison, A Loews Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Hotel reservations must be made on or before Oct. 10 to receive the special Fulbright Association room rate of $155 for single or double occupancy.

To make reservations, please call 1-800-424-8577 or 1-202-862-1600.  To receive our special rate, please use Promotion/Reservation Code FULO31. 

You may also make your reservations by fax and/or e-mail. 

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or by pre-paying for the first night’s room and tax


University of Maryland University College Office of Worldwide Faculty Recruitment

University of Maryland University College Office of Worldwide Faculty Recruitment seeks innovative and committed faculty to teach its diverse student body of professional and adult students. Classes are offered online as well as on-site in the greater Washington, D.C./Maryland metro area and on U.S. military bases overseas.

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