Fall 2022 Speaker Series: Environmental Science and Policy

The Environmental Studies and Science department at Pace University is hosting a Fall 2022 Speaker Series on Environmental Science and Policy. Find details for each event at ess.pace.edu/events. These events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2022 Speaker Series: Environmental Science and Policy

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Dr. Susanne Moser – Building Bridges: The Relational Work of Science-Policy Engagement, Hope and Resilience
4:30 pm–6:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT – Registration required at https://susannemoser.eventbrite.com

At this kick-off event, Dr. Susanne Moser will share lessons for effective science-practice interaction and communication on climate change and resilience in a fast-paced and ever-more challenging world. Dr. Moser is a leading expert on climate change adaptation, science-policy interactions, decision support, and communication for social change; with a uniquely positive message providing hope in the face of climate change. This webinar is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
George Wyeth, JD
– Participatory Science: Research With a Purpose
4:30 pm–6:00 pm
IN-PERSON EVENT in the Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite, Pace University Pleasantville campus
Registration required at https://georgewyeth.eventbrite.com

“Participatory science” engages ordinary citizens in scientific research, usually to gather data on a broader scale than standard scientific methods can achieve. Often it involves studying environmental conditions, such as air quality in a heavily polluted community.  However, the impact of such research on policy and government action has been mixed at best. George Wyeth will discuss the value of such research for policymaking, and what can be done to maximize its impact. Join this in-person event in Kessel’s Butcher Suite on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Registration is required to attend. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Noah S. Chesnin – Hudson Canyon: Building Support for a New National Marine Sanctuary
4:30 pm–6:00 pm
IN-PERSON EVENT in the Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite, Pace University Pleasantville campus
Registration required at https://noahchesnin.eventbrite.com

Located 100 miles from the Statue of Liberty, Hudson Canyon is the largest submarine canyon along the U.S. Atlantic Coast.  A place of phenomenal ecological and economic importance, it is a hotspot for marine wildlife including deep sea corals, sharks, whales, sea turtles, seabirds, invertebrates and hundreds of species of fishes, many of which are important for commercial and recreational fisheries.  On June 8, the White House announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was starting the multi-year, stakeholder-driven process to designate Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium nominated Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary in 2016 and Noah Chesnin will describe the work to translate science for policy and public engagement and build a diverse coalition of stakeholders to support the Hudson Canyon designation. Join this in-person event in Kessel’s Butcher Suite on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Registration is required to attend. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Dr. Sacoby Wilson – The Struggle for Justice: The Need for Less Extraction and More Action
4:30 pm–6:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT – Registration required at https://sacobywilson.eventbrite.com

Dr. Sacoby Wilson will discuss his work addressing environmental and climate justice issues. He will share his perspective on the role of science in the struggle for justice and provide examples of how science when applied, and more action-oriented, is more impactful. This webinar is free and open to the public. 

This series is hosted by the Environmental Studies and Science department at Pace University with generous support provided by Con Edison.

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