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WASHINGTON ROUND TABLE ON PUBLIC POLICY

RNRF conducts periodic meetings of member-organization staff members and guests to discuss public policy issues and to meet with professionals and scientists involved in the process.

Past guest speakers have included:

Conn Nugent, Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation

David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute;

Peter Harrison, Staff Attorney, Coal Program - Litigation, Earthjustice;

Greg O'Brien, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Kerry Kehoe, Federal Consistency Specialist, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and David Diamond, Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Minerals, U.S. Geological Survey;

Bill Moran, Publisher of Science Journals, American Association for the Advancement of Science;

Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; click here for a presentation summary;

Trigg Talley, Director, Office of Global Change, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State;

Conn Nugent, Director, and Winnie Roberts, Officer, Seabed Mining Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts;

Jason Gedamke, Director, Ocean Acoustics Program, Office of Science & Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

David Conrad, Water Policy Consultant, Association of State Floodplain Managers; and former National Wildlife Federation Project Director and author of Higher Ground (current recommendations for Houston);

David Goldston, Director, Washington Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

Charles Iceland, Aqueduct Director; Foods, Forests, and Water Programs, World Resources Institute;

Klaus Philipsen, President, ArchPlan Inc.;

David McCabe, Atmospheric Scientist, Clean Air Task Force;

Heidi Bishop, Senior Policy and Marketing Analyst, The Brattle Group;

Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; click here for his PowerPoint presentation;

Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute; click here for RNRF's blog on the presentation;

Sydney Kaufman, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State;

Georg Maue, First Secretary for Climate and Energy Policy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany;

Amy AbelNicole Carter, Betsy Cody, Peter Folger and Pervaze Sheikh, Resources, Science and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service;

Donald Boesch, Professor of Marine Science and President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Lynn Scarlett, Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy;

David Vanko, Chair, Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission of Maryland;

Mark Rosegrant, Division Director for Environment and Production Technology, International Food Policy Research Institute;

Charlie Walthall, National Program Leader for Natural Resources & Sustainable Agriculture Systems, USDA Agricultural Research Service;

Dale Morris, Senior Economist, Royal Netherlands Embassy and Co-Director, Dutch Dialogues;

Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Curator, National Building Museum and Chase Rynd, Executive Director, National Building Museum;

Kevin Shanley, CEO, SWA Group; Ana Unruh Cohen, House Committee on Natural Resources; and Adrienne Antoine, NOAA Coastal and Climate Applications Program;

Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science and John Tubbs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior;

Christián Samper, Director, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History;

Louis W. Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

Shere Abbott, Associate Director for Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President;

David Westerholm, Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

Harris Sherman, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment and Jay Jensen, Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Donna Wieting, Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce;

Jacques A. Beaudry-Losique, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy;

Abigail Kimbell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino Research Professor, Harvard University and author of The Future of Life;

Robert Donkers, Counselor, Delegation of the European Commission for the USA, European Union;

Mark Myers, Director, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior;

Marty Spitzer, Science Committee, U.S. House of Representatives;

John R. McNeill, Professor of History, Georgetown University, and author of Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-century World;

Jeffrey Zinn, Congressional Research Service;

David Rejeski, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;

Hans Verolme, Senior Environmental Advisor, British Embassy;

Bruce Knight, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Peter Saundry, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment;

Henri Bisson, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior;

Mark Rey, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Jonathan Margolis, Director, Office of Policy Coordination and Initiatives, International Environmental and Science Affairs, U.S. Department of State;

Dale Bosworth, Chief, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Paul Irwin, President, Humane Society of the United States;

Barbara Y.E. Pyle, Vice President of Environmental Policy, Turner Broadcasting System;

Lester Brown, Chairman, Worldwatch Institute, and later as President, Earth Policy Institute;

Jamie Rappaport-Clark, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior;

John W. Frece, Special Assistant for Smart Growth, Maryland Governor Parris Glendening;

Thomas Lovejoy, Chief Biodiversity Advisor to the President of The World Bank, and later as President, Heinz Center for Science, Economics and Development;

James Lyons, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Mark Van Putten, Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation;

Charles Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior;

Hutton Archer, Director of External Relations, Global Environment Facility;

Pearlie Reed, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Mark Schaefer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior;

Michael Dombeck, Chief, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and

Thomas Fry, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.

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