The Princeton Environmental Institute established the Taplin Environmental Lecture Series in 1997. Endowed by Frank Taplin '37, the Taplin series brings accomplished scholars and environmental leaders from industry, government, NGOs and the private sector to Princeton University to talk about a range of topics, including the environmental humanities, climate science and policy, economics and sustainability, environmental ethics, federal land-use policy, and the role of science, technology and industry in environmental mitigation. All lectures are open to the public. Video of these events also are made available on PEI's website.
Speaker: Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden
Speaker: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Speaker: Bruce Babbitt, former Governor of Arizona; Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton administration.
Speaker: John Browne, Group Chief Executive, BP
Speaker: Steve Lansing, Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona
Speaker: Fred Krupp, President Environmental Defense
Speaker: Kenneth Arrow, Professor of Economics and Operations, Stanford University
Speaker: William Clay Ford Jr., Chairman, Ford Motor Company
Speaker: Rita Colwell, director, National Science Foundation
Speaker: William D. Nordhaus, Professor of Economics, Yale University
Speaker: Burt Bolin, Professor of Meteorology, Emeritus, Stockholm University
Speaker: Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Distinguished Research Professor, Philosophy of Science, Ethics and Public Policy, University of South Florida
Speaker: Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science Policy and Law, Cornell University