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:

Douglass Sims, Senior Advisor for Green Finance and Director, Green Finance Center, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Cris B. Liban, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transport Authority (LA Metro) and National Chair, ASCE Committee on Sustainability

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.