Category Archives: Research

2013 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting

In Late August, I attended the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.  I presented a poster on ““Who Persuades the Persuaders?  Power and Accountability in Information-Based Governance Strategies,” which analyzed data from my eco-labels and ratings database … Continue reading

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Sustainable Consumption vs. Sustainable Citizenship: SCORAI Conference Presentation at Clark University

In June, I attended the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI)’s Conference at Clark University.  I had never been to Clark, which is located in Worchester, MA, but had heard good things about it from one of my Nature … Continue reading

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Talk on the Politics of Sustainability for CTI

The Charlotte Teachers Initiative (CTI) is an initiative focused on strengthening teaching in the Charlotte area.  It hosts a wide range of seminars for teachers led by college professors in the region as well as special events on particular topics … Continue reading

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Faculty Series Presentation on “Policy and the Environment”

In September, I gave a presentation as part of Davidson College’s ongoing faculty series on “Policy and…”  Every month over the course of the semester, several faculty and staff members presented on different aspects of policy from the vantage point … Continue reading

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Environmental Politics and Presidential Elections

The day after the 2012 election, I had the pleasure of leading a class of Davidson Learns, a new lifelong learning initiative serving the Lake Norman area, on environmental issues in Presidential elections.  The talk was entitled “Does the Earth … Continue reading

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Interviews on the Radio and the Web

Earlier this year, I participated in a panel discussion on A Healthier Charlotte, focusing on “Environmental Health in the Queen City,” with Dr. Jessica Braswell from Queens University.  Moderating the panel was a Davidson graduate, Bobby DeMuro, who has organized … Continue reading

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Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)

In June, I attended the Annual Meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) at Santa Clara University, which is right outside San Jose, CA.  I presented a paper on “Environmental Evaluations of Companies and Products: The Role … Continue reading

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Responsible Consumption Working Group

This spring I worked with several students and staff in creating a “Responsible Consumption Working Group” on campus.  The idea of it was born out of a talk I gave last fall for an event students organized on “responsible consumption,” … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)

In November, I attended and presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) in Cleveland, OH.  The paper was titled “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Expertise and Democracy in Eco-Label Accountability,” and looked … Continue reading

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Eco-Labels Research Trip To Japan

This summer I took a short trip to Japan to conduct research on the status of Japanese environmental certifications and sustainability ratings.  In my future research, I am planning to compare the evolution of these strategies in different countries, and … Continue reading

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