"Accelerating the Climate Revolution" The 18th Annual Where on Earth Are We Going? Symposium of the Robert F. Schumann Institute of the College of the Environment
Five years ago, Jacob Scherr '70 an international environmental attorney, lit up the Eiffel Tower to mark the start of the “Climate Revolution” with the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement. Since then, the signs of a changing climate have become more evident and calls for action particularly from young people have grown louder in spite of the Trump Administration’s determination to withdraw the US from its international leadership on this existential threat. In this WESeminar, Jacob shared his decades-long first-hand perspective of where we are today in the US and worldwide in dealing with the climate crisis. Amy Gomberg Kurt '04 managing regional government affairs for EDP Renewables (the 4th largest owner and operator of wind farms in North America, and around the world), spoke about her on-the-ground work on the needed rapid transition away from fossil fuels responsible for much of the greenhouse gas emissions. Professor Barry Chernoff introduced the panelists and moderated the Q&A. This event was recorded on: 10/16/20
Play video WesTalks Presents: The Pandemic – Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
WesTalks Presents: The Pandemic – Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
Listen to a virtual conversation between Scott Gottlieb ’94, MD, former FDA commissioner, and John Yang ’80, Wesleyan Trustee and correspondent for PBS NewsHour, in which they discuss the pandemic – lessons learned and looking ahead.
Play video The 35th Annual John W. Baird '38 Lecture
The 35th Annual John W. Baird '38 Lecture
Leadership and Looking Forward: a conversation with college presidents to explore leadership on campuses across the country during times of challenge, crisis, and opportunity.
Play video WesTalks Presents: “The NBA in Unprecedented Times”
WesTalks Presents: “The NBA in Unprecedented Times”
An in-depth look at the impact of the pandemic on professional basketball and the league’s response to Black Lives Matter.
Play video Living a Good Life minicourse, Lecture 1
Living a Good Life minicourse, Lecture 1
This is the first lecture in a virtual Window Into Wesleyan three-part minicourse series. In this series, participants hear from the Wesleyan professors who taught the inaugural Living a Good Life course during Fall semester 2020.
Play video The 41st Annual Philip B. Brown '44 Memorial Lecture
The 41st Annual Philip B. Brown '44 Memorial Lecture
A conversation between President Michael S. Roth ’78, Senator Michael Bennet '87, Hon.'12, and Senator John Hickenlooper '74, MA'80, Hon.'10. Topics include leadership, civic engagement, and the paths the senators have traveled to Washington, DC.
Play video Living a Good Life minicourse, Lecture 2
Living a Good Life minicourse, Lecture 2
Lecture two in the virtual three-part Window Into Wesleyan minicourse series, Living a Good Life.