Morse B104
426 Van Buren Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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The Center for the Blue Economy & Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series Presents:

Saving the Coast: California’s Legacy in a Changing Climate
A Conversation with Charles Lester

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Morse Building Room B104
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
426 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA 93940
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event is free, but registration is required

To register visit: or email or call Rachel C. at 831-647-6615 x1. (Middlebury Institute community members may dial x8401)

About the Topic: California has been an international leader in coastal protection for more than four decades, but climate change poses an existential threat to California’s coastal resources and economy. Join former Executive Director of the Coastal Commission, Charles Lester, as he discusses the past, present, and future of the California coast in conversation with Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy.

About the Speaker: Dr. Charles Lester has been working in the field of ocean and coastal management for more than 25 years. He is currently at the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, researching and writing about sea level rise, coastal resilience, and other aspects of California coastal law and policy. Charles previously worked for the California Coastal Commission, including serving as the fourth executive director of the agency from 2011 to 2016. He also served as the Commission’s senior deputy director, a district director and manager in the agency’s Santa Cruz office, a coastal program analyst, and a student intern during graduate school.

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Lecture Location: The Morse building is located at 426 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Proceed up the walkway on the left side of the building. B104 will be the fifth door on your right, just past a set of stairs.

Sponsored by:
ZZ Graduate School of International Policy and Management

Contact Organizer

Rachel Christopherson