The Falk College Office of Research Development is pleased to announce Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D., will be the featured guest speaker on Friday, February 13 as part of its Spring 2015 Research Colloquium Series. Dr. Carpentier will focus on the most pressing sustainable development issues and initiatives from her perspective as chief of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), as well as ongoing collaborations to address these issues. The event, which is free and open to the campus community, will take place in 312 Lyman Hall. Lunch will be provided for this special session.
Her presentation, “Negotiating a Global Sustainable Development Agenda: The View from the UN Conference on Trade and Development,” will draw from her extensive experience in applied international science-based policy research and outreach and engagement of the private sector, government officials, academics and non-governmental and community-based organizations in intergovernmental processes.
A Canadian economist, Dr. Carpentier specializes in sustainable agriculture, development, trade, and consumption and production. She joined UNCTAD in July 2014 after seven years of supporting the intergovernmental processes at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. She previously served as head of the Trade and Environment Program of the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation and policy analyst for the Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture. A 2006 Yale World Fellow, she has consulted for United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, chapters and Secretary General Reports, she regularly publishes on the intricate relationships between sustainable development policies, trade and agriculture. She has co-authored a book on ethical investing published in 2008.