Fate of the Earth Symposium 2018

Saturday March 24, 2018
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University

The Environmental Science and Policy Program has launched a symposium series to explore the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium will bring distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity. The event will include research focused seminars and discussion but will emphasize events and presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. In addition to live events and webcasts, the symposium will generate educational materials that can be used in classes and non-traditional education in the spring and beyond.

This symposium is made possible through the generous endowment of Barbara Sawyer-Koch and Donald Koch.

Program Information

Program Information

The events is geared toward the general public. Students, faculty, staff, residents and other interested parties are welcome to attend the lectures free of charge. Registration is required and lunch is included.

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Student Presentations

Student poster presentation

Presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts.

The student research will be presented in poster form during the symposium, and will be eligible for several cash awards. To see the full call for abstracts, go here. To submit an abstract, go here.

Speaker Information

Speaker Information

Speakers for the Symposium include:


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Important Dates

Important Dates

All Speakers

Charles Fishman
Dr. Joan Rose
Dr. Lyla Mehta
Dr. Michael Mascarenhas
Shahzeen Attari
Dr. Jennifer Carrera
Dr. Rainer Horn
Megan Konar
Vincent Tidwell
Sergio Villamayor-Tomas
David Zilberman