"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 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 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 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 The Wesleyan Documentary Project WESeminar
The Wesleyan Documentary Project WESeminar
A virtual WESeminar with Associate Professor Tracy Heather Strain, the Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, along with a panel of students and a recent alumna, discussing the impact of the Wesleyan Documentary Project.
Play video The NBA in Unprecedented Times
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 NASA's Return to Venus
NASA's Return to Venus
Hear from Professor Martha Gilmore, the George I. Seney Professor of Geology in Wesleyan's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, about NASA's two upcoming missions to Venus.