GLOBES Scholar Talk Series on Environment & Society Debuts February 23

Author: Ryan Palczynski

Three experts will give talks this semester on topics at the intersection of environment and society as a result of a seminar planning course taught by GLOBES Director Gary Lamberti. The GLOBES Scholar Series will take place Fridays at noon in the Hesburgh Library, Carey Auditorium 107. Prof. Sean Seymore of Vanderbilt University kicks off the series on Friday, February 23 with the talk, "Rethinking Failure in Law and Science."

The Fall 2017 course charged GLOBES student participants with identifying speakers and topics for a spring semester series of public lectures designed to stimulate campus discussions on solutions to tough challenges in environmental and human health concerns.

"Our goal is to generate and stimulate new thinking and new answers to environmental challenges while giving graduate students hands-on experience in the planning process of organizing a lecture series," said Prof. Lamberti. "We formed three teams of students from diverse disciplines to encourage lots of interactions in the pre-planning stage. The teams are now carrying out their plans by communicating with speakers and finalizing talk topics, lining up campus sponsors, and creating publicity schedules."

The GLOBES Scholar Series is co-sponsored by the Environmental Change Initiative, the Eck Institute for Global Health, and the Department of Biological Sciences.