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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.


Spring 2020 Colloquium Schedule

FEBRUARY 13
The Past is Prologue: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and the Politics of Representation
Carolyn Finney, Scholar-in-Residence, Franklin Environmental Center
Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center

FEBRUARY 20
Communicating Climate Change, Mobilizing Behavior Change
Michael Shank, Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance
Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center

FEBRUARY 27
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
Siting a Solar Farm in Vermont
Mez Baker-Medard, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Daniel Brayton,
Professor of English and American Literatures, Director of the Environmental Studies Program
Jeff Howarth, Associate Professor of Geography
Peter Ryan, Professor of Geology

MARCH 5
Good for the Poor, Good for the Forest? Land Rights and Biodiversity Conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Lisa Naughton, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cosponsored by the Geography Department

MARCH 12
What’s Old is New Again: Activating Natural History Collections for Climate Change Research
Lauren Williams, Curator, Blacker Wood Natural History Collection, Rare Books department, McGill University Library
Cosponsored by New Perennials Project

MARCH 19
Agroecology and Food Sovereignty - in Theory and Practice
Martha Caswell, Codirector, Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative, University of Vermont

APRIL 2
The Material Is the Message: Art in the Time of Climate Change
Jessica Beels, Sculptor and Installation Artist, Washington, D.C.

APRIL 9
The Latest on Climate Policy from the Vermont State House – and How It Connects to High Pond with Doc Woodin
Phil Huffman ‘84, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont
Cosponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships

APRIL 16
MIDD-ES STUDENT REFLECTIONS ON LEARNING:
Senior Research Presentations

APRIL 23
Climate and Security in an Age of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption
Sheri Goodman, Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate and Security; Senior Strategist and Advisory Board Member, Center for Climate and Security; Board Chair, Council on Strategic Risks; Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security); Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center
Cosponsored by the Political Science Department, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Global Security Studies

April 30
Other Pastorals: Writing Race and the Environment
Jennifer Chang, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, George Washington University
Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

MAY 5
ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum Presentations

MAY 7
ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum 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