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 begin at 12:30 p.m. For spring 2022, Princeton University ID holders can attend in person contingent on University guidelines for indoor events — face coverings are required. Updates will be posted as necessary.

Seminars also will be livestreamed via Zoom webinar — the livestream is open to the public.

Register to attend using the links below for each talk. Video of seminars are made available on our website after the event.

Upcoming Faculty Seminar Series

Spring 2022

Date and Topic Speaker In Person (PUID only) Zoom Livestream
February 8

Weather Fluctuations, Migration and Inequality

Filiz Garip, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs REGISTER REGISTER
March 1


Blair Schoene, Professor of Geosciences REGISTER REGISTER
April 5

‘The Science Is Clear’ — Why the Climate Crisis Needs New Narratives

Allison Carruth, Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute REGISTER REGISTER
May 3


Mary Caswell Stoddard, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology REGISTER REGISTER


Past Faculty Seminar Series

Fall 2021

Date and Topic (Click titles for video) Speaker
September 14

Low-Cost Calcium-based Solid Sorbents for Carbon Capture

Claire White, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
October 5

Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean

Christina Gerhardt, Barron Visiting Professor in the Environmental Humanities and Visiting Associate Professor of the High Meadows Environmental Institute and the German Department
November 2

Necropolitics at the End of Empire: The Paradox of White Supremacy in the U.S.

Carolyn Rouse, Ritter Professor of Anthropology
December 7

Building Forms That Adapt to the Natural Environment

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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