ESPP hosts a Research Colloquia Series that extends the format of the former student research presentations by ESPP dual major students to now include a variety of formats including student and expert panel discussions, faculty roundtables and debates. These events utilize ESPP's unique network of MSU expertise spanning MSU's colleges to address important and timely environmental issues that cross disciplinary boundaries. The ESPP Research Colloquia Series is a forum for MSU students, researchers and visitors to engage in research discussions where an interdisciplinary perspective is critical.
ESPP has also expanded its Distinguished Lecture Series to include events organized jointly with other units at MSU. ESPP is offering to partner with individual departments and units at MSU wherein ESPP co-sponsors a limited number of visits by distinguished scholars to deliver lectures on pressing environmental issues. For more information and criteria, please see this PDF.
10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 28
|Food for Thought: Examining the Food Waste Phenomenon||
Sheril Kirshenbaum - Host for “Our Table” at Food@MSU, and coordinator of the MSU Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. Amanda Kreuze - PhD student in Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. Phil Chase - Assistant Director of the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition Services. Sriram Narayanan - Associate Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management.
Organized and moderated by Judith Namanya, Geography and ESPP
273 Giltner Hall
|2 p.m. Monday March 18||Climate and Environmental Justice: From the Perspectives of Indigenous Scholars||
Marie Schaefer, PhD candidate in Community Sustainability; Paulette Blanchard, PhD candidate at the University of Kansas Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science; Dominique M. David-Chavez - Fellow
at the Center for Collaborative
Conservation at Colorado State
University and PhD candidate in Human
.Organized and moderated by Patricia Jaimes, Earth and Environmental Sciences and ESPP
273 Giltner Hall
|2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday April 15||Win-Win Opportunities in Environmental Policy||Dylan Brewer (PhD Economics at MSU, starting Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech) Haoyang Li (PhD Economics at MSU, starting Assistant Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) Patrick Doran (PhD Ecology at Dartmouth, Associate Director of the Michigan Nature Conservancy) Jill Deines (PhD Fisheries and Wildlife and Environmental Geosciences at MSU, Postdoctor Researcher at Stanford)||273 Giltner Hall
|12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday April 16||Sustainable Coffee Development in Rwanda||Andrew Gerard, Community Sustainability and ESPP; Dr. Ameet Morjaria, Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Northwestern University; Dr. Maria Claudia Lopez, Assistant Professor of Community Sustainability, MSU;Dr. David Ortega, Associate Professor of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, MSU||
Room 201, International Center
|9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday April 19||From the Ground Up: Improving Soil Health in Africa Through Partnership||Opening Keynote speaker Dr. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Associate Professor of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics; "Frontiers in Soil Health" panelists Drs. Cynthia Donovan, Lisa Tiemann, Joseph P. Messina, Timothy Harrigan; "Soil Health Partnership" panelists Drs. Wenda Bauchspies, Leo Zulu and Nicole Mason-Wardell; closing keynote speaker Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, Professor of Plant, Soil and Microbial Science||
Room 303, International Center