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Climate Change: A Course for Everyone

 

 

Wednesdays: January 8 – April 8, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m.


West Village F, Room 20 OR Live-streamed

Free and Open to the Public

 

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This free and open course is intended to promote climate change education, resilience, and action. We will examine the basic science of climate change, its local and global impacts on the natural world, the built environment, and humankind, and strategies for preventing its worst outcomes while preparing for those we can no longer avoid.

Course Facilitators
Rebecca Riccio, Juffali Family Director, Social Impact Lab
Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center

 

Schedule

Click for confirmed speakers. Updated daily.

January 8 | Our World in Flux: Climate Change Fundamentals

Speakers:

  • Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, Pastor, New Roots AME Church
  • Brian Helmuth, Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University
  • Mary Steffel, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Recording here.

 

January 15 | Marine and Coastal Impacts

Speakers:

  • Stephen Scyphers, Assistant Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University
  • Alice Brown, Director of Planning, Boston Harbor Now
  • Katie Castagno, Coastal Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University Coastal Sustainability Institute and The Nature Conservancy
  • Kiera O'Donnell, PhD Candidate, Northeastern University Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences

Recording here.

 

January 22 | Climate Resilience: Extreme Weather and Emergency Preparedness

Speakers

  • Atyia Martin, CEO and Founder, All Aces, Inc. and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute
  • Brian Swett, Principal, Boston Office Leader, and Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate, Arup
  • David Sittenfeld, Manager, Forums & National Collaborations, Museum of Science, Boston; PhD Candidate, Northeastern University
  • Stephen Flynn, Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute; Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University

 

January 29 | Agriculture and Food Systems

Speakers

  • Becca Berkey, Director of Service-Learning, Northeastern University Center of Community Service and Lecturer, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
  • Liz Allen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute
  • Julie Rawson, Executive Director for the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter, Inc.
  • Jack Kittredge, Editor, The Natural Farmer
February 5 | Environmental Justice, Identity, and Risk
  • Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Esq., Executive Director, Lawyers for Civil Rights
  • Daniel Faber, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, Northeastern University
  • Nina Schlegel, Executive Director, Global Center for Climate Justice
February 12 | Physical and Mental Health
February 19 | Global Development

Speakers

  • Laura Kuhl, Assistant Professor, Public Policy and International Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Ava Gallo, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies and International Affairs, Northeastern University
February 26 | Migration and Refugees
March 11 | Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples

Speakers

  • Serena Parekh, Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities

 

March 18 | The Energy Picture: Fossil Fuel and Alternative Energy

Speakers

  • Jennie C. Stephens, Director, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Dean's Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, and Director of Strategic Research Collaborations, Global Resilience Institute
  • Emma Thornton, USA Liaison and Coordination Associate, Youth4Nature, Nature4Climate and Climate Guides
March 25 | Designing for the Future

Speakers

  • Shalanda Baker, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
April 1 | Policy, Politics, and Regulation: The Green New Deal and Beyond

Speakers

  • Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
April 8 | The Climate Change Narrative: Activism, Youth, and the Media

Speakers

  • Aleszu Bajak, Program Manager, Media Innovation and Media Advocacy, Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design