March 2012

Annual Travers Ethics Conference: Managing The Delta

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Fri, Mar 2 2012 - 9:00am

15th Annual Travers Ethics Conference

Managing the Delta: The Governance Challenges of Adaptive Management

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a critically important public resource for California and the nation. Much of our state’s drinking water flows through the delta, and delta water irrigates millions of acres of California farmland. As the largest estuary on the West Coast, the delta ecosystem supports native fish and wildlife and offers many recreational opportunities. Read more »

Covering Carbon

Fri, Mar 2 2012 - 12:00pm

Covering Carbon 

Felicity Barringer, Reporter, The New York Times
Marc Lifsher, Reporter, Los Angeles Times

California’s scheme to reduce carbon pollution is forging ahead even though Washington DC and other states have hit the brakes on similar efforts. How is the state’s main climate law (AB 32) holding up in a national political environment hostile to any environmental regulations? How well is the mainstream news media covering the complex and murky world of carbon trading? Read more »

Russell Feingold

Thu, Mar 1 2012 - 6:00pm

Russell Feingold


Former U.S. Senator (D-Wisconsin); Author, While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era

Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean, Berkeley Law School, University of California -- Moderator

Widely known for his efforts to spur campaign finance reform during his 18 years as a U.S. senator, Democratic Feingold was the only senator to oppose the Patriot Act of 2001 and the first to propose a concrete timetable for the dissolution of American troops in Iraq. Read more »