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Featured Speakers

GCSE has a number of distinguished keynote speakers, recipients of the GCSE Lifetime Achievement Award, and a John H. Chafee memorial lecturer; check back soon for details.

Friday, June 24, 2022

  • Sir Partha Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor/Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, will speak on the economics of biodiversity as a John H. Chaffee Memorial Lecturer. Sir Partha Dasgupta is also a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Professorial Research Fellow at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester; in 1996 he helped to establish the journal Environment and Development Economics, published by Cambridge University Press.

  • Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations, will be the featured keynote speaker. With over two decades of experience at the United Nations, Ms. Mrema has extensive experience in global environmental policy, implementation of environmental and sustainable development programs, and a deep knowledge of multilateral processes.