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November 2017

Awarded the Melamid medal by the American Geographical Society

March 2017

Selected as lead author for IPCC Special Report on 1.5C

February 2017

Diplomacy summit at UA

January 2017

Carl O Sauer Distinguished Scholarship award from Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Sep 2016

ENR2 gains platinum rating

January 2015

UA lecture series on climate change

December 2015

UA delegation to attend COP21 in Paris

December 2014

Diana Liverman selected for AAG Presidential Achievement Award

Jonathan Overpeck (IE co-director) new Regents Professor at the University of Arizona [Peck is my codirector of the Institute of the Environment – this includes a video about him]

Future Earth publishes Strategic Research Agenda [I co-chaired the committee to establish this new ICS/UN program]

November 2014

Elizabeth Sauer Fitzsimmons 1921-2014 [the obituary for the lovely mother of my friend Margaret Fitzsimmons, who was also the daughter of famous Berkeley geographer, Carl Sauer]

October 2014

Video of my lecture on the Changing Geographies of Food at the Fox Theater, Tucson


September 2014

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice established through UA Foundation  [I am a member of a team helping to establish this program]

April 2014

Presidential Dream Course, University of Oklahoma, Lecture on Geographies of Climate and Poverty in the Anthropocene

March 2014

TD Walter Bean Visiting Professorship, Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada.  Public lecture: Can we adapt to a much warmer world?

Feb 2014

Visiting profes7013sor, Montana Institute for Ecosystem Studies.  Feb 6 2014. Interview with Montana Public Radio. http://mtpr.org/post/relationship-climate-change-poverty-complex  The best thing about this visit was the opportunity to go wolf watching in Yellowstone!




Radical Emission Reductions in the American West.  This is an audio/ppt talk I gave to the Tyndall Radical Emission Reductions conference in Dec 2013 on the potential for emission reductions in the SWUS.  I begin at 27.40 mins for about 10 mins.



UA Regents Professor Diana Liverman: Video Biography

Future Earth.  A couple of short videos where several of us talk about the challenges facing the new international science program called Future Earth for which I cochaired the transition team. I begin the first video and speak about 50 secs into the second.

Rio+20 Summit A speech on climate adaptation at Rio+20 http://puc-riodigital.com.puc-rio.br/Videoteca/PUC-Rio-20/Rio—20%3A-Forum-on-Science%2C-Technology-e-Innovation-for-Sustainable-Development-XI-12829.html#.U-5Y-kg6ZSs  I am at minute 19 or so.

Social science and sustainable development.  A talk I gave at the anniversary of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna Austria in 2012 where I focus on the importance of evaluating our efforts (8mins)

Walter Orr Roberts lecture at the Aspen Global Change Institute.  This is a talk I gave in Aspen following Rio+20 conference in 2012.  The lecture series is in honor of Walt Roberts who I was lucky to share an office suite with when I was a student at NCAR in Boulder (1 hour)

Marfa dialogues This is an audio clip from the Marfa Dialogs on climate change in Sep 2012 where Texas state climatologist and I discuss climate change in the Southwest with an audience of artists. (audio, 20 mins)

Social driving forces of environmental change.  This is  plenary talk (20mins) that I gave at the international Planet under Pressure conference in March 2012. I was asked to discuss the social context for the Anthropocene in the opening plenary. Will Steffen looked at the natural science issues. Here is a BBC article about my talk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17513660


Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence.  In this video from 2011 I have the privilege to conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a week long Mind and Life workshop in Dharamsala, India. Ten of us met with his holiness to discuss global change issues. I was asked to talk to him about the ideas of the Anthropocene, Planetary Boundaries and climate change (I am introduced about 30 mins into the 2 hour video)

Misunderstanding social science This is a lecture (30 mins) that I gave at the Sackler – Climate Change Colloquium at US National Academy of Sciences in April 2011 where I try to explain some of the myths natural scientists have about social sciences on global change.  I also gave a longer version of this at the opening of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute in 2011. This video is in several segments (dml1, dml2, dml3, dml4)

Older videos and Radio

Interview with me for the UK Open University project on climate change http://www.open2.net/creativeclimate/video_diana_liverman.html

Talk at Oxford 21st Century School on Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pnwmuSBUS4

Panel at Columbia College in Chicago on climate and art http://ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com/2011/04/cultural-response-to-cl…

Interview with BBC radio after 2009 Climate conference in Copenhagen (I come in at 2:30) http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8409000/8409382.stm

July 2010 Climate Adaptation Futures Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (video with my talk at about 50 mins here:  http://vimeo.com/13023624




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