Robert Bilott Environmental Laywer CBE Speaker spring 2018
Environmental lawyer Robert Bilott speaking to students in 2018. He won a 19-year lawsuit against chemical giant DuPont over contaminated groundwater.


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 to support the students in the International Environmental Policy program, but all lectures are open to the public.   Although the ocean-focused series is only held in the fall only, year-round lectures on environmental policy, social and environmental justice, coastal resilience and sustainability can be found at the 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 lineup of speakers for the fall 2020 Center for the Blue Economy Speaker Series is listed below.