The Honorable Jane Lubchenco, U.S. Science Envoy, University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University
Jane Lubchenco was the first woman to be appointed Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Drawing on her experience at the helm of NOAA from 2009 to 2013, Lubchenco will discuss how this government agency advances and utilizes scientific research on weather, climate, and oceans to guide its services and improve environmental stewardship in the United States. She will also highlight new scientific advances that are transforming attitudes, behaviors, and policies that affect ocean health and the future of humanity, and discuss her role as the Department of State’s first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean.
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University