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Managing Our Planet Series

The Managing Our Planet series (2011-2018) is premised on the fact that humanity's impacts on the environment (including natural resources) are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions. Jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program in 2011, the series has since hosted dozens of unique seminars examining how public policy is shaping climate change mitigation.

The series is an example of cross-program collaboration in an effort to focus on climate change on a planetary scale. The events bring together leading experts on issues ranging from the Arctic to the Brazilian Mata Atlantica, from food security to deforestation, and the series attracts a strong and engaged audience. The combined network between the two programs and George Mason University highlights the reach and contributes to the high quality of the events. Members of Capitol Hill and their staffers have taken notice of the series' success, and asked the Managing Our Planet series to assist in the creation of a series of Hill briefings.