EMAP Weekly Seminars

Spring 2021

This Weekly Seminar Course meets on Thursdays from 4 to 5:15 pm on the Zoom and is for all students enrolled in the EMAPs.

If you would like to attend our weekly seminars please contact Christine Tolentino at ct806@georgetown.edu for Zoom login information.

Check out our current and past speakers: EMAP Seminar Speaker Biographies

February 2021

02/11/2021: “Building a world in common” by Dr. Gael Giraud, the Founding Director of Georgetown’s Newly Established Environmental Justice Program

March 2021

03/04/2021: “Climate Change, Social Capital and Sustainable Livelihoods in Conservation Landscapes” by Prof. Karen Bailey from University of Colorado Boulder

03/11/2021: “Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Who We Are and What We Do” by Dr. Patricia Delgado, the Superintendent of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

03/18/2021: “Engaged public sociology for environmental health and justice: Research on flame retardants and PFAS Compounds” by Prof. Alissa Cordner from Whitman College

03/25/2021: “Carbon Pricing: Theory and Practice” by Dr. Marc Hafstead, Fellow and Director, Carbon Pricing Initiative at Resources for the Future

April: 2021

04/08/2021: “Plant-Microbe Interactions in Coastal Wetlands Impart Homeostasis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions” by Dr. Patrick Megonigal, PI & Associate Director of Research at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

04/15/2021: “Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS): A Large Environmental Issue and a Major Area of Research at NIST”, Dr. John Kucklick, Leader of the Biochemical and Exposure Sciences Group, Chemical Sciences Division, NIST-Charleston, Charleston, SC.

04/22/2021: “Unstable Ground: Social Vulnerability and Access to Clean Air, Safe Water, and Environments Free of Toxic Chemicals” by Dr. Kristi Fedinick, Interim Chief Science Advisor at Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC)

04/29/2021: “Present understanding of exposure sources and health effects for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)” by Dr. Elsie M. Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Harvard University.

May: 2021

05/06/2021: “An Overview of Tribal Environmental Health Issues and Circumstances” by Dr. Lynn Zender, Executive Director Zender Environmental Health and Research Group and Program Coordinator for the National Tribal Toxics Council