A mash up of ocean and marine images together with photos of speakers in the Center for the Blue Economy speaker series for fall 2021

Each fall, the Center for the Blue Economy hosts a speaker series that brings creative, pragmatic, and practice-based professionals to campus.

The series is primarily intended to support the students in the International Environmental Policy (IEP) program, but all lectures are open to the public.   The ocean and climate focused Center for the Blue Economy Speaker Series is held each fall, and year-round lectures on broader topics of environmental justice, food security, coastal resilience and sustainability are part of the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Speaker Series hosted and sponsored by the Center for the Blue Economy, and co-sponsored by the Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation. 

The fall 2022 series will feature a number of alumni who have graduated from the IEP program, with a specialization in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management—a specialization that the Center for the Blue Economy helped to shape, fund, and support more than 10 years ago.   We are so pleased to circle back and talk with these Middlebury Institute alumni who are environmental and ocean leaders.

The lineup of speakers for fall 2022 is taking shape.  Join the discussion!

Past Lectures from Previous Terms

Trying to find a lecture from previous academic term?   We have the full descriptions, pre-reading and all information from previous lectures back to fall 2020.  Click this link:  Past Lectures:  CBE& Environmental Justice and Sustainability Speaker Series. 

All lecture recordings going back to 2016 can be found on the Center for the Blue Economy YouTube page. 

To keep up-to-date on upcoming lectures, consider signing up for the Center for the Blue Economy Waves Newsletter by contacting cbe@middlebury.edu.