"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 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 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 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 Show Me The Numbers WESeminar
Show Me The Numbers WESeminar
Alumni and parents are invited to learn about how Wesleyan is expanding engagement with data analysis across different majors and the work that students are doing through Wesleyan’s Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC).
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 Hidden Treasures WESeminar
Hidden Treasures WESeminar
Distinguished historians Joe Siry, professor of art history; Larry Silver P’08, James & Nan Wagner Farquhar professor emeritus of history of art at UPENN; and Miya Tokumitsu, curator of the Davison Art Center, discuss special objects in the DAC.