Lecture Series

The Environmental Sciences lecture series allows students the unique opportunity to listen to and interact with experts specializing in everything from gorilla pathology to environmental architecture. Professors, artists, scientists, and other professionals from across the country are invited to speak to students and faculty, usually in combination with the ENVS 390 class. Seminar schedules are announced at the beginning of each semester.


Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Friday, September 7- 10:00 am -White Hall 111
Nathaniel Smith, Founder & Chief Equity Officer (CEqO)/CEO, Partnership for Southern Equity, Atlanta, GA
"Energy Production and Race: An Equity Lens" 

Friday, September 21- 10:00 am - White Hall 111
Mindy Goldstein, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Turner Environmental Law Clinic; Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, Emory University School of Law   
“Unjust but not Illegal: The Lack of Environmental Justice Protections in Environmental Law”   

Friday, October 5- 10:00 am - White Hall 111
Ellen Spears, Associate Professor, University of Alabama
“Rethinking Environmentalism in the U.S.: From Conservation Ethics to Social Justice Activism”

Friday, October 19- 10:00 am - Location TBD
Ryan Gravel, AICP, LEED AP, Sixpitch, Atlanta Beltline conceiver
“Where We Want to Live - Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities”

Friday, November 2- 10:00 am  - White Hall 111
Darryl Haddock, Education Director, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)  
“Sustainable Community Engagement that Fosters Environmental Justice”

Friday, November 16- 10:00 am - White Hall 111
Sharunda Buchanan, Director, Office of Priority Projects and Innovation National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
"Environmental Justice and CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program"