"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 Living A Good Life Minicourse, Lecture 3
Living A Good Life Minicourse, Lecture 3
Lecture three in the virtual three-part Window Into Wesleyan minicourse series, Living a Good Life.
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 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 The First Year of the Biden-Harris Administration
The First Year of the Biden-Harris Administration
Join us for a conversation with faculty from Wesleyan’s Government Department as they discuss what to expect in the first year of the Biden-Harris Administration.
Play video The Wesleyan Alumni of Color Council presents the 28th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, “Educating for Equity – Building Racial Competencies”
The Wesleyan Alumni of Color Council presents the 28th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, “Educating for Equity – Building Racial Competencies”
Hear the strategies alumni leaders deploy to address race, diversity and equity at institutions with longstanding histories of privileging sameness.
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.