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Past Seminars

We have been honored to host visiting researchers who are experts from diverse fields, and to feature the work being undertaken here at the University of Utah. Explore below to see the history of the GCSC seminar series.

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September 6, 2022
  • Catalina de Onís, University of Oregon
    "La lucha sigue: Translating Energy Justice for Multiple Audiences"
    Cosponsored with the Department of Communication  Read more.
September 20, 2022
  • Kerry Case, Chief Sustainability Officer,  University of Utah
    "Centering Equity in University Climate Action Planning" Read more.
October 4, 2022
  • Alessandro Rigolon, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
    "Toward green space equity: Projects, policies, and systems change"  Read more.
October 18, 2022
  • Truman Young, Professor and Restoration Ecologist, University of California, Davis
    "Deconstructing the conservation-development paradigm, and reconstructing it in an African savanna"  Read more.
    Cosponsored with the School of Biological Sciences

November 1, 2022

  • Brenda Mallory, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
    Also with Utah Law professor John Ruple, Senior Counsel, Sharmila Murthy, Senior Counsel, and Justin Pidot, General Counsel in the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
    Cosponsored with the Wallace Stegner Center for the Environment.

November 15, 2022

  • Andrea Dutton, Professor of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin
    "Sea level of the past and future:  At the Intersection of Politics, Race, Gender, Ice Sheets, and Corals"
    Read more.
January 31, 2023
  • Amanda Bertana, Department of Sociology, Southern Connecticut State University
    "Avoiding Maladaptive Outcomes: Relocation as an Adaptation Response to Climate Change"
    Read more.
February 14, 2023
  • Danae Hernandez-Cortes, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
    "Examining disparities in air pollution exposure and its implications for environmental justice"
    Read more.
February 28, 2023
  • Jessica M. Smith, Professor in Engineering, Design & Society, Colorado School of Mines
    "Sustainability and the Corporate Self: An ethnography of engineers and scientists working in the mining and oil and gas industries" Read more.
March 21, 2023
April 4, 2023
  • Thure Cerling, Distinguished Professor, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah
    "From the illegal ivory trade to nuclear waste – an improbable journey by an accidental geologist"
April 18, 2023
  • Ruhan Nagra, Associate Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Justice Clinic, University of Utah
    "Using Interdisciplinary, Multimodal Advocacy to Advance Environmental Justice in Louisiana"
    Read more