2017-2018 Environmental Lecture Series

Imagining a Resilient Future: Engaging the LMU Community

2017-2018 Environmental Lecture Series

Presented by the LMU Center for Urban Resilience in partnership with LMU Environmental Studies and Environmental Science programs.

We are living in an unprecedented time of social and environmental change. In order to work towards a resilient future, it is important to understand the complexity of global and local environmental issues and use that information as a foundation to build solutions. This lecture series aims to engage the LMU community in the range of environmental research studies and projects being conducted on and off campus. LMU faculty, staff, and affiliates will discuss their work and highlight collaborative partnerships with other universities, environmental organizations, and public agencies. Students will learn about ongoing projects that may provide potential internship and research opportunities.

Lectures will take place in Ahmanson Auditorium, UNH 1000 from 4:30-6:30 as follows:

The Center for Urban Resilience: Using Social-Ecological Science to Inform & Empower Communities

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Michele Romolini & Eric Strauss, LMU Center for Urban Resilience

Global Climate Change, Food, Health, and Sustainability

Monday, October 16, 2017
Cristina Tirado, LMU Environmental Science

Man Destroys Nature? Gender, History, and the Feminist Praxis of Re-framing Environmental Politics

Monday, November 13, 2017
Traci Voyles, LMU Women's and Gender Studies

Evaluating and Enhancing Natural Systems as Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tom Ford & Karina Johnston, The Bay Foundation

Urban Land, Urban Sea: How Walnut Trees, Sushi DNA & Slime Mold Can Solve LA's Environmental Challenges

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Demian Willette, LMU Biology

Veganic Agriculture in the US: The History, Values, and Practice of a Growing Movement

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Mona Seymour, LMU Urban & Environmental Studies

Refreshments will be provided following the lecture.