Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

ECWG Dinner: Interdisciplinary intelligence mapping of illicit global environmental change by Meredith L. Gore

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Explorers Club Members, Associates/Friends, Members’ Guests and Non-Members’ Guest List You are cordially invited to the September 2021 ECWG dinner meeting at the Cosmos Club, w/ after-dinner presentations by Meredith L. Gore.

About the Presentation

A scientific understanding of human behavior is critical for improving humans’ ability to predict and adapt to global environmental change. The type of behavior that society defines or perceives as driving illicit global environmental change can be omnipresent, but we have mostly lacked an effective mechanism for thinking and talking about, and addressing, the problem. The emerging field of conservation criminology offers a model for understanding the types of illicit human behavior and the emotions, cognitions, and institutions that are a cause and a consequence of illicit global environmental change.

Dr. Meredith L. Gore will introduce key dimensions of conservation criminology and provide three widely different examples of how interdisciplinary intelligence mapping can engender enhanced scientific understanding of illicit global environmental change, based on recent fieldwork: illegal rosewood logging in Madagascar’s northeastern rainforests; urban wildmeat trafficking into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and sea cucumber trafficking (illegal fishing) in Yucatan, Mexico. 

About our Speakers

Meredith L. Gore is an Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change in the Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park. Her research uses risk concepts to build new understanding of human-environment relationships and is designed to build scientific evidence for action. The majority of her activities can be described as convergence research on conservation issues such as wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, fishing and mining. Meredith has conducted research in collaboration with local communities in 15 countries on 5 continents with funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, DEFRA, Global Wildlife Conservation and others. 

COVID-19 Regulations:

The Explorers Club Washington Group will follow the regulations set by the Cosmos Club and the District of Columbia. Masks are required for entrance into the Cosmos Club and must be worn at all times except when drinking and eating. We kindly ask that you also wear your mask during the guest speaker’s presentation. Space may be limited to comply with Cosmos Club capacity regulations. Priority will be given to ECWG members and their significant others. Temperature checks may be required at the door.

Buy Online

  • Coming soon

Buy Using a Check

Please include the following information:

  • Number of seats Reserved ($65 each)
  • Guest names(s)
  • Number of vegetarian meals (if any) desired
  • Organization Affiliation if other than ECWG

Mail with check to :

Austin Ager
2707 Parkway Place
Cheverly, MD 20785-3029
Mobile & text: 301-646-5418

You can pay at the door or mail a check–but you must RSVP no later than Close of Business Day Monday before the dinner. No changes or cancellations accepted after Monday COB, 13 September 2021.

You Must Pre-Register A Credit Card With ECWG To Purchase Alcoholic Beverages
The Cosmos Club has requested an early dinner count. No changes or cancellations accepted after Monday, 13 September 2021.


September 18
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Austin Ager


The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington DC, 20008 United States
+ Google Map
(202) 387-7783