Thursday evening Policy Seminars

As part of the MSc course, the Centre holds a regular series of Thursday evening Policy Seminars given by a range of speakers from areas including government, industry and non-government organisations who come to talk about their particular involvement in the environmental field. These seminars are of great value, as they provide a prime opportunity for informal socialising and networking.

External speakers range from international experts to course alumni, with their contribution ensuring coverage of current issues, the possibility of placement-style dissertation research and an invaluable source of job announcements. 

All seminars will take place on Teams, 17.30 – 18:30 UK time. All students are expected to attend.

Thesis Term


Anna Branch- GCSP, Head of Human Security

Climate change and security. Working on the state-human security continuum


Dr Rocio Diaz-Chavez- Imperial College London, Centre for Environmental Policy, Senior Research Fellow


Dr Lirong Liu - University of Surrey, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Lecturer

Spring term


John Allan, Tesco/ Barratt Developments, Chairman of Tesco/Barratt Developments PLC


Maurizio Zollo, Imperial College London Business School, Head of Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategy & Sustainability.

Livio Scalvini, Imperial College London Business SchoolExecutive Director of Management and Entrepreneurship


George Darrah, SYSTEMIQ, Associate


Mark Howells, Loughborough and Imperial College London, Professor and Programme Leader at Loughborough & Principal Research Fellow-Centre for Environmental Policy 


Nicole Clucas, Surrey County Council, Climate Change Programme Manager


Gaurav Joshi, World Bank Group, Senior Environmental Specialist


Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, AWARD- African Women in Agricultural Research and Development, AWARD Director


Nachilala Nkombo, Worldwide Fund for Nature- Zambia, Country Director/Chief Executive Officer


Madeleine Morley & Paola Teulieres, Tomojo, Co-Founders of Tomojo

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