Instituted in 2009, ESPP’s Distinguished Lecture Series seeks to engage world class researchers, policy makers and practitioners with the MSU environmental research and education community. Distinguished Lecture speakers give a public lecture on an interdisciplinary topic and interact with MSU faculty and students. The Series is designed to provide an important interface between MSU and global leaders working on cutting-edge environmental issues. An important function of the Series is to facilitate interactions among MSU researchers from diverse fields to address issues that cross disciplinary boundaries.
In 2014, ESPP 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.
See past Distinguished Lectures here.
|date||topic (click on link for full abstract)||presenter/discussants||location|
Wednesday Oct. 11 2017
|"Cities and the Economy, Smart Growth and Sustainability, and American Latinos and the Nation's Future"||
Dr.Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy's Immigration Task Force
Co-sponsored by the School of Planning, Design and Construction, MSU Julian Samora Research Institute, the Chicano Studies Program, and University Outreach and Engagement.
|Kellogg Hotel and Conference Centerl|
|Friday Oct. 27||Urban Environment: Sustainable Solutions for the Future||Shawn McElmurry, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University||Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center|
|Friday Oct. 27||Urban Environment: Sustainable Solutions for the Future||Bob Dixson, mayor of Greensburg, Kansas||Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center|
|Friday Oct. 27||"Urban Environment: Sustainable Solutions for Water"||Harsha Ratnaweera, Professor of Water and Wastewater Technology, Head of Research, Faculty of Sciences & Technology, Norwegian University of Life Science||Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center|
|Friday Oct. 27||"Urban Environment: Sustainable Solutions for Water"||Dan Costa, National Program Director for the EPA's Air, Climate and Energy Research Program||Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center|