pictures of ocean and coastal related activities, diving, hiking, shipping with the titles of our speaker series, and some of the headshots of fall 2021 speakers

The Center for the Blue Economy’s Environmental Justice & Sustainability Speaker Series has an ocean focus each fall, and broader environmental and social justice subjects each spring.  Fall topics include to ocean and coastal resource management, climate change, and ocean health, while spring topics range from food security to water conflicts globally.  Each speaker brings creative, pragmatic, and practice-based environmental solutions to bear.  We bring these professionals in primarily to support students in the International Environmental Policy program, but all lectures in this series are open to the public.  Sponsored and hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy and the Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation, the series features forward-thinking speakers who present cutting-edge solutions to complex problems across a wide variety of fields. 

Below are the speakers and topics from previous terms.  Many lectures were recorded, and all recordings can also be found on the Center for the Blue Economy YouTube page.