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Friday April 18, 2014
Gund Tea: Subhrendu Pattanayak - Public Health Impacts of Protected Areas and Roads in the Amazon

Recent claims that ecosystem conservation generates health benefits rest on a thin empirical base. There is even less evidence on the health impacts of specific conservation policies. Subhrendu will discuss a comprehensive dataset that allows his group to investigate the effects of different types of protected areas on vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, using innovative methods to address potential confounding by omitted variables. He focuses on the Brazilian Amazon because the region suffers from endemic malaria, high deforestation, and persistent poverty, even as the government actively pursues a sustainable development agenda including expansion of both protected areas and infrastructure.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.
Tuesday April 22, 2014
Series Introduction:

Seven billion and growing. Drastic global biodiversity losses. The looming spectre of global climate change. We have a long way to go to forge a sustainable future. Sustainability is a concept and value that only a minority of Americans embrace, with the remainder of the population unaware, skeptical, or unconvinced that actual behavioral change is needed.

Earth in Peril - Leaders Needed: Leadership is clearly one part building a sustainable path to our collective future. The purpose of this lecture series is to expose an audience of students, staff, faculty, and public to a variety of leaders and their stories, in order to encourage a personal path to leadership.

The weekly series for Spring of 2014 invites national and local leaders to share their stories of how they came to rise to the challenge of leadership. The collection of leaders that are participating reflects a diversity of pathways to leadership that can help us understand working for change and inspire many of us to continue to explore our own pathways to contributing to a sustainable world.
Friday April 25, 2014
Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will spend anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes on their presentation, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the entire group. Open to anyone interested in attending.

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