Howard E. Woodin Colloquium Series

Weekly Lecture: Thursdays 12:30-1:20 p.m.
The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
The Orchard (Room 103)

Free and open to the public.
Please bring your own lunch and beverage to enjoy during the talk.

Visit our video archive to watch a selection of past colloquia.


Fall 2017 Colloquium Schedule

September 14th
“Environment and Power in the Soviet Arctic”
Andy Bruno, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Faculty Associate in Environmental Studies, Northern Illinois University.

Co-sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Russian & East European Studies, and the International Politics and Economics Program.

September 21st  
"Photography and Environmental Activism: Highlights from Land and Lens"
Kirsten Hoving, Professor of Art History, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Middlebury College.

September 28th  
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
Peter Ryan,
Professor of Geology, Jon Isham, Professor of Economics, Kathryn Morse, John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of History, Middlebury College.

October 5th  
Mind the Gap Link: Integrating urban migrants and their hometown ties into conservation policy in Madagascar”
Laura M. Tilghman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Plymouth State University.

October 12th  
Lions, Wolves, and Bears, Oh My! Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Conservation Advocacy in the Northern Rockies”
Tim Stevens, Montana Fund Advisor, the Kendeda Fund.

October 19th
“Metropolitan Foodsheds: A Resilient Solution to the Climate Change Challenge?”
Laura Lengnick, Owner and Principal, Cultivating Resilience, LLC and Vice President of Resilience, Climate Optimize, Inc.

October 26th
“The Evolution of Private Governance Across Sectors”
Graeme Auld, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University.

November 2nd  
“Healing the Agricultural Mind”
Bill Vitek, Professor of Philosophy, Clarkson University.

November 9th  
“Ecological Imagination, Moral Fundamentalism, and Pragmatic Pluralism”
Steven Fesmire, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Middlebury College; Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Green Mountain College.

November 16th  
“The Making of The Narrow Edge”
Deborah Cramer, Author, Visiting Scholar Environmental Solutions Initiative, MIT.

Co-sponsored by the Biology Department and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research.

November 30th  
“Same as it ever was – State leadership on climate change in the post-Obama era”
Jared Snyder, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy.

December 5th
ENVS 0401 Senior Seminar Presentations

December 7th
ENVS 0401 Senior Seminar Presentations


The weekly Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series brings together students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to hear from a broad range of speakers—students, faculty, alumni, and environmental professionals—on conservation and environmental topics. In addition to helping foster an ES community on campus, students can learn about different environmental careers and develop internship and employment connections.

Contact Lily Hunt at 802.443.5552 for more information.

Program in Environmental Studies

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753