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The Sustainability Speaker Series brings creative, pragmatic, and practice-based environmental professionals to campus.  The series is primarily intended to support students in the International Environmental Policy program, but all lectures are open to the public.  The series covers issues of environmental policy, social and environmental justice, and ocean sustainability, and is sponsored and hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy.  Co-sponsors include the Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation, Carmel Jewish Film Festival, and KAZU radio.  We invite the public to come and be inspired by forward-thinking speakers who present cutting-edge solutions to complex problems across a wide variety of fields. 

Highlights from Past Events

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.

 
Student Elea Becker-Lowe, CA Senator Bill Monning, and Student Jennifer Damien, April 2017
Student Elea Becker-Lowe, CA Senator Bill Monning, and Student Jennifer Damien, following the "California Leadership" event in April 2017.
Jason Scorse and Sylvia Earle, panel discussion following a screening of Mission Blue, October 21, 2015
Jason Scorse and Sylvia Earle in discussion following a screening of her film, Mission Blue, October 21, 2015.
Audience attending Sylvia Earle Mission Blue Screening, 10.21.15
Audience attending "An Evening with Sylvia Earle," which featured a screening of Mission Blue, October 21, 2015
Will Burns,Co-Founding Executive Director & Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, School of International Service, American University
Will Burns, Co-Founding Executive Director & Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, School of International Service, American University
 
Johan Bergenas, speaking at "Secure Oceans" Center for the Blue Economy event, November 2016.
Johan Bergenas, speaking at "Secure Oceans" Center for the Blue Economy event, November 2016.
Ms. Margaret Gordon and Environmental Activists from SF and Oakland, April 2018
Ms. Margaret Gordon and Environmental Activists at dinner after "Bottom Up Research on Environmental Justice: A Panel Discussion with Oakland and SF Bay Area Community Advocates," April 23, 2018.