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Nominations sought for dialogue on sustainability

By Kelly Foss | Jan. 15, 2008

Dr. Bob Lucas, Memorial's dean of Science, invites all interested persons to nominate a speaker for the Second Dialogue on Advancing Global Sustainability, which will be held in St. John's during the next academic year (September 2008 to May 2009). The speaker should have a national or international profile in the field.

The Dialogue on Advancing Global Sustainability is a premier venue to hear an outstanding speaker discuss issues dealing with climate change, environmental challenges, and the complex interactions among biological, human, ocean, terrestrial, and atmospheric components.

The lecture is meant to bridge the divide between science, policy and public understanding. The lecture will be open to the public, so the lecturer must have demonstrated experience in making complex issues understandable and interesting to a lay audience.

Out of respect for the dignity and reputation of nominees, the selection of the lecturer is by nature a confidential process. As a consequence, nominees are not informed that they are under consideration. With the exception of the selected lecturer, the outcome of any individual nomination is not released. As a result, in making a nomination, please ensure that the nominee is unaware of the nomination.

Nominations should include the name of the nominee and a short (maximum 100 words) justification as to why the nominee would be appropriate as lecturer. Please also add contact information for the nominee and a website link if available. And be sure to properly identify yourself in case we need to get in touch with you.

The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.

Nominations should be submitted to Mary Wall in the Office of the Dean of Science, at More information is available at the Dialogue home page.