We are happy to announce that we have three excellent confirmed keynote speakers.

Professor Neil Adger (University of East Anglia). Neil Adger works at the University of East Anglia. He is well known for his 2009 book Adapting to Climate Change (Cambridge University Press) and his countless conceptual and empirical contributions to the debate on the governance of climate change adaptation. Neil is convening lead author of the Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the convenor of the chapter on Human Security. He is member of the editorial board of several influential journals and publishes widely on social and ecological resilience; ecological economics; institutional economics; participatory decision-making; climate change adaptation, vulnerability, equity and justice.

Daniel A. Mazmanian is the Bedrosian Chair in Governance in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, at the University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise. His areas of interest are public policy analysis and implementation, with special emphasis on environmental policy and sustainability, and California governance and policymaking. From 2005-2007 he was a member on the Task Force on Environmental Governance for the Chinese Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing. In 2009-2010 he served as director of the Task Force on California’s Adaptation to Climate change.  He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation since 1994.  He holds a doctorate degree in political science from Washington University, St. Louis, with master and bachelor degrees from San Francisco State University. His recent publications include: Daniel A. Mazmanian and Michael Kraft, Toward sustainable communities, 2nd edition, MIT Press; 2009.

Professor Ryan Plummer (Brock University, Canada) is professor of Tourism and Environment and Director of the Brock Sustainability Research Unit and Senior Research fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center. He studies environmental governance and social-ecological systems, and is primarily interested in adaptive co-management, adaptive capacity, community-based management, social capital, social learning, resilience, and vulnerability. He is currently focusing on water governance in Canada and source water governance in First Nation communities.


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