Thomas N. Webler

Adjunct Faculty, ES PhD Program
Department of Environmental Studies

Invited Lectures

Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, Yale University (2008) "Re-coupling human and natural systems for rural development and biodiversity conservation: A case study from southern India". - To read Tom's paper, please click here.

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole (1996) Confronting the Uncertainties of Environmental Policy Making in the Context of a Democratic Society.

Antioch New England Graduate School (1996) "Valuing Diversity and Consensus: Finding Common Ground in the Northern Forest"

University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources (1995) "Process Evaluation in Sustainable Rural Community Development"

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Natural Resources (1995) "Public Participation in Natural Resource Policy Making"

Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Wettingen, AG (1994) Transferability of the Cooperative Discourse Model to Radioactive Waste Issues.

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine (1994) Encouraging a Cooperative Attitude in Collective Decision Making

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine (1993) Some Practical Tools for Public Policy Making

Tellus Institute and Stockholm Environmental Institute, Boston Mass (1993) Public Involvement in Municipal Waste Planning: Inter-Cultural Comparisons with the United States

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (1993) Interdisciplinary Project on Risk and Safety Lecture Series Toward Cooperative Discourse in Siting Issues.

Stockholm University, Stockholm Sweden (1993) Some Practical Suggestions for Implementing the Public Participation Components of Agenda 21.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (1993) Geographical Institute Special Lecture Series What Does Habermas's Theory of Discourse Mean for Practice? Empirical Results from an Organized Risk Discourse.

Clark University, Worcester, MA (1991) Environment, Technology, and Society Program Lecture Series. A Critical Look at Technical Risk Analysis.


Organization of International Conferences and Workshops

Organizer: Analysis and Deliberation in Environmental Policy Making. At the 9th Meeting of the Society for Human Ecology (October 15-18, 1997) Bar Harbor, ME.

Organizer: Empirical Concepts of Social Learning. At the 8th Meeting of the Society for Human Ecology (October 21-24, 1995) Reno, NV.

Co-organizer (with D. Straus) of a Symposium: Experiments in Democracy. 7th Meeting of the Society for Human Ecology (April 21-24, 1994) East Lansing, MI.

Co-organizer (with R. Brulle) of a Symposium: Critical Theory in Human Ecology. 7th Meeting of the Society for Human Ecology (April 21-24, 1994) East Lansing, MI.

Organizer of the Workshop: Risk Communication in Regional Hazard Management. Ascona, Switzerland, November 2, 1993. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Project on Risk and Safety, ETH Zurich.

Co-Chair of the International Workshop: Evaluation of Public Participation Models. Morschach, Switzerland, June 21-24, 1992 Sponsored by the German Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany.

Co-organizer with O. Renn of a special double session: Novel Approaches to Risk Communication, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, December 8-11, 1991, in Baltimore, MD.