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Fulbright Impact in the Field: Climate Change and Environmental Justice
Fulbright alumni apply the skills and experiences gained during their Fulbright exchanges to advance their careers, to positively impact their fields, and to make a difference in their local and global communities. The Fulbright Impact in the Field series aims to bring together alumni with extensive expertise in a particular topic to provide insight, inform the audience, and bring new, global perspectives to the discussion.

This “Fulbright Impact in the Field: Climate Change and Environmental Justice'' panel will convene scientists, researchers, and other professionals involved in combating climate change. They will discuss the latest scientific and policy developments; how their Fulbright experiences enhanced collaboration within the international scientific community; and how the new ideas they brought back with them benefit their institutions and communities.

Moderator
Tim McDonnell (2016 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow to Kenya) is a climate and energy journalist at the global business magazine Quartz, covering the clean energy transition.

Panelists
Amber Ajani (2014 Fulbright Foreign Student to American University from Pakistan) is a Climate Fellow at the UN Climate Change secretariat and a recipient of the UNFCCC-UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship.

Shalanda Baker, JD (2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Mexico) is Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Dr. M Jackson (2015 Fulbright U.S. Student to Iceland, 2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Iceland) is a geographer, glaciologist, TED Fellow, Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, and National Geographic Society Explorer.

Dr. Greg Poelzer (2015 Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar, 2021 Fulbright Arctic Initiative Co-Lead Scholar) researches comparative politics and policy related to Indigenous relations, energy and resource development, and capacity-building in the North.

Apr 23, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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