The HMEI Faculty Seminar Series was created in 2015 as a public venue for senior faculty to discuss their research in the context of environmental science and current events. Each semester features four faculty seminars on topics that include sea-level rise, climate change, carbon sequestration, green technology, renewable energy and sustainability, biodiversity, infectious diseases and global health, urban infrastructure, environmental history and humanities, environmental chemistry and ocean biogeochemistry. All lectures are open to the public and video of the seminars are made available on our website.

All seminars for Fall 2020 will be held online via Zoom webinar and will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration to receive a webinar link is available in each event posting below.

Upcoming Faculty Seminar Series

Fall 2020

Date and Topic Speaker
September 15

Eco-Swarāj: Can India Achieve Environmental Self-Rule?

Meera Subramanian, 2019-20 Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities
October 6

Forever Chemicals No More: Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium for PFAS Defluorination

Peter Jaffé, the William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
November 3

Monster. A Fugue in Fire and Ice

Anne McClintock, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
December 1

Understanding Species Responses to Climate Change: The Role of Population and Community Ecology

Jonathan Levine, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Past Faculty Seminar Series

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