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Welcome! We’re so happy you will be joining us at the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6 and 7 on the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Explore the schedule below, check out the inspiring panels we have planned and customize your own two-day schedule. 
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Thursday, April 6 • 3:20pm - 4:35pm
B205 (UPDATED) - Thursday Breakout Session 2: Science in the Polarized Era

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With science and facts being questioned regularly, how do we, as scientists and storytellers, cut through the noise?

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Barbara Kline Pope

Executive Director, National Academies Press
Barbara Kline Pope is Executive Director for Communications and Executive Director of the National Academies Press at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. As the Executive Director for Communications she  manages the National Academies’ brand, and is currently leading an institution-wide branding campaign. She also develops innovative and dynamic programs that bring science, engineering, and medicine to public... Read More →

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Jim Buizer

Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Director of Climate Adaptation and International Development, Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona
Jim Buizer is Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Director of Climate Adaptation and International Development in the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona, where he also holds faculty positions in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Global Change. In addition to his service on the Planet Forward Board, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors... Read More →
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Jamie Hestekin

Associate Professor, Jim L. Turpin Endowed Professorship in Chemical and Biochemical Separations, University of Arkansas
Jamie Hestekin’s work with charged membrane separations impacts technologies as diverse as biofuels, artificial lungs and hydraulic fracturing.  Hestekin enjoys collaborating with industrial partners, energized by the cross-fertilization not found in solo lab research. In 2012, Hestekin and team of undergraduates were named co-winners of Planet Forward’s Innovator of the Year for algae-to-butanol project in a contest that aired... Read More →
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Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

Professor and Tropical and Conservation Biologist, George Mason University
An ecologist who has worked in the Brazilian Amazon since 1965, Thomas Lovejoy works on the interface of science and environmental policy. Starting in the ‘70s he helped bring attention to the issue of tropical deforestation and in 1980 published the first estimate of global extinction rates (in the Global 2000 Report to the President). He also coined the term “Biological diversity,” originated the concept of debt-for-nature... Read More →

Thursday April 6, 2017 3:20pm - 4:35pm
District House 2121 H St NW