Department Seminar Series

Spring 2022 GES Seminar Series


Wednesday Feb. 2, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Dr. Bette Gebrian, Executive Director, Grand’Anse Health & Development Association, .Jèrèmie, Haiti

Haiti Resilience and Recovery

YouTube recording link: https://youtu.be/sdgsyqIjBRI


Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12 noon – 1 pm 

Dr. Deondre Smiles, Department of Geography, University of Victoria

Geographic Indigenous Futures

YouTube recording link: https://youtu.be/bHtAMn0vjMg


Wednesday, Feb. 16, 12 noon – 1 pm

Sean Kinard, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Effects of Rainfall on Stream Fish Communities

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/SA3Dq5eEOJ8


Wednesday, Feb. 23, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Susan Sterett, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Warning of displacement in a changing climate: loss, choice, uncertainty

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/bHsiyRBEnH0


Wednesday, Mar. 2, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Patrick Bigger, Climate + Community Project

Debt Justice for Climate Reparations

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/ZI9Z_WqDSWQ


Wednesday, Mar. 16, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Jack Schmidt,  Director, Center for Colorado River Studies, Utah State University

The Future of the Colorado River

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/3QB12eALnCA


Wednesday, Mar. 30, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Luis Fernandez, Executive Director, Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation, and Research Professor, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

Calculating the True Price of Gold: Science and Conservation to Develop a Multidimensional Characterization of Ecosystem Degradation by Artisanal Gold Mining in the Amazon

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/GgOzz8qW7Hk


Wednesday, Apr. 6, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Kelly Kay, Department of Geography, UCLA

Scale, Labor, and the Los Angeles Green New Deal Plan

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/EcNbvbyI5rE


Wednesday, Apr. 13, 12 noon – 1 pm

Jeannie Lee, Senior Advisor for NEPA. White House Council on Environmental Quality

Jomar Maldonado, Director for the National Environmental Policy Act, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Big and Little NEPAs: Current and Past Regulatory Initiatives Affecting the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act

WebEx link:
https://umbc.webex.com/umbc/j.php?MTID=mab40fe599b97917ed2c9706c0f1bf5bf 


Wednesday, Apr. 20, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Naomi Schwartz, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

Tropical forests in a changing world: impacts of land use and climate extremes on tropical second-growth forests

WebEx link:
https://umbc.webex.com/umbc/j.php?MTID=m155d7e7fb2f61c2930ef44e9e09661b9


Wednesday, Apr. 27, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Tianna Bruno, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Texas at Austin

Ecological Memory and Black Sense of Place in the Biophysical Afterlife of Slavery

WebEx link:
https://umbc.webex.com/umbc/j.php?MTID=mf0acf529b4a379235331aa14c1237881


Wednesday, May 4, 12 noon – 1 pm

Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law; Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment; Affiliate Faculty, Penn State School of International Affairs

Working in the Valley of Death: Bridging Differences and Finding Solutions to Challenging Environmental and Societal Issues

WebEx link:
https://umbc.webex.com/umbc/j.php?MTID=m0a9a93e438ee61ca70f4ea0323eeba30


Wednesday, May 11, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Camilla Hawthorne, Department of Sociology/Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, University of California – Santa Cruz

Contesting Race and Citizenship in the Black Mediterranean

WebEx link:
https://umbc.webex.com/umbc/j.php?MTID=m5e0d5a3710c6c5e442b9770c5d9dc2ba


(to see a list of previous Department Seminars click here)