Lunches with Leaders | Meet, Eat, Listen & Engage
This monthly lunch series provides an opportunity for students to meet with campus and community leaders in a small conversational setting. Learn from our speakers’ stories and the journey they have taken to get where they are.
Join us one Wednesday a month at 12:30 pm in the Clearwater Room on the first floor of the Idaho Commons. Free lunch is provided.
Wednesday, January 23rd
Dr. Romauld K. Afatchao
Dr. Romuald K. Afatchao, Associate Director of the Martin Institute and Program in International Studies comes from Togo. He brings both professional and academic experience to the Institute; he has a law degree, an L.L.M. in environmental law and politics (both from the University of Lome in Togo), an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Limoges in France, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from UI. He co-founded a Togolese NGO – the National Association of Consumers and the Environment – in the late 1990s. His enthusiasm for a host of issues germane to the Martin Institute’s mission is something the Institute really benefits from, as will our students. His interests include International development, International Environmental Law and policy, climate change, poverty and development.
Wednesday, February 26th
Butch Fealy; Director of Intramural Sports
Wednesday, April 2nd
Dr. Erin Chapman; Assistant Professor
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences School of Family and Consumer Sciences Assistant Professor
Wednesday, April 30th
Dr. Jan Boll; Director of Environmental Science, Water Resources and Professional Science Masters Programs
Dr. Boll specializations include teaching in the areas of environmental water quality, hydrology, irrigation and water management, and interdisciplinary methods in water resources. His research involves the eco-hydrology, looking at the processes that the landscape influences the quantity and quality of water available for drinking and the natural environment. Dr. Boll has research projects on water and pollutant transport such as nutrients, micro-organisms, and other chemicals. Field observations are combined with modeling using geographic information systems. His involvement with the Waters of the West program gives him the opportunity to work with other scientists and professionals on integrated water resources analysis of watersheds and river basins in the Pacific Northwest. Internationally, Dr. Boll has projects and collaborations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Indonesia, The Netherlands, and Chile.