Public Lectures

2017

November 15, 2017
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Pete Marra, Director, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

September 28, 2017
Energy dialogues and Energy Citizenship; Public Engagement in Energy Sustainability Transitions
Knut Sørensen, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

September 14, 2017
Searching for Answers on a Warming Planet: Why We May Need Climate Engineering
Simon Nicholson, Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program, School of International Service; Assistant Professor, International Relations, American University

April 20, 2017
Cracking the Case: The Flint Water Crisis and Public Health Advocacy
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Pediatrician, Hurley Children's Hospital and Michigan State University

March 13, 2017
Why Aldo Leopold Has Failed: Rescuing Environmentalism From Moral Obligations
Daniel Bromley, Energy Consultant and Strategic Advisor for Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative
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February 21, 2017
Peregrines of Chicago and Beyond: Back from the Brink
Mary Hennen, Assistant Collections Manager, Gantz Family Collections Center, The Field Museum


2016

October 26, 2016
Deescalating the energy wars
Tisha Schuller, Energy Consultant and Strategic Advisor for Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative

JULY 25, 2016
Working for People and Nature: IUCN's Programme in Asia
Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, Asia Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature

april 27, 2016
Earth Day: How We Got Here and What Challenges Remain
Tia Nelson, Managing Director for Climate, Outrider Foundation


2015

november 17, 2015
The wonders and tribulations of Africa's Albertine Rift: Biodiversity, science and people in a war zone
John Bates, Associate Curator of Birds and Head of Life Sciences section of Integrated Research, Field Museum

september 17, 2015
Land Use, Climate Change and Yahara Lakes Flooding
Ken Potter, Former Chair of the Water Resources Management program; Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

july 20, 2015
Disney's Commitment to Conservation
Anne Savage, Conservation Director - Animals, Science & Environment at Walt Disney's Parks and Resorts

june 29, 2015
The Upper Mississippi River: The Big Picture
Rebecca Smith, Director, Upper Mississippi River Program, The Nature Conservancy

march 12, 2015
Flipping the Script: Tribal Nations Driving Research Agendas
Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians


2014

november 17, 2014
Conservation Status of North American Birds in the Face of Future Climate Change
Chad Wilsey, Spatial Ecologist, National Audubon Society

september 17, 2014
The social implications of using drones for wildlife conservation
Chris Sandbrook, Deputy Director of the Master's in Conservation Leadership, University of Cambridge

july 17, 2014
Conservation as Rambunctious Gardening
Emma Marris, writer and author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World