Seminars

A regular ESP Seminar Series usually takes place during the fall and spring semesters.


SPEAKERS LISTED IN ITALICS ARE NOT YET CONFIRMED (this means that the speaker, day, and/or location might change).

Click on the subject link for each speaker to learn more about the speaker.

Date (Week of) Day / Location/Time Speaker Subject
7 Feb

2019

Thursday

Exploratory 3301

3:00-4:00pm

 

Keondra Bills Freemyn,

International Government Relations Manager, Ocean Conservancy

 

What in the world is the world doing to end plastic pollution? A Multi-stakeholder approach to tackling Marine debris
21 Feb 2019 Thursday

David King Hall 3006

3:00-4:00pm

 

Sonny Bleicher, Affiliate Professor at George Mason University

 

Landscapes of fear: incorporating anti- predator behaviors in evolutionary theory and applied wildlife conservation
28 Feb 2019 Thursday

Exploratory 3301

3:00-4:00pm

 

Paula Pappalardo, Research Collaborator, Smithsonian National Museum of National History

 

Species distributions, species diversity, and climate change

 

5 Mar

2019

Tuesday

Exploratory 3301

3:00-4:00pm

 

Matt Dalbey

Director of Sustainable Communities, EPA

 

Pathways to Sustainable Communities
28 Mar

2019

Thursday

Potomac Science Center

3:00-4:00pm

 

Heather Coll, Senior International Affairs Specialist at NOAA’s Office of International Affairs and Pat Moran, Foreign Affairs Specialist, NOAA, NMFS.

 

International and Regional Fisheries Management and Policy
3 Apr

2019

Wednesday

David King Hall 3006

3:00-4:00pm

 

Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Ph.D.

Research Ecologist, Program Manager, Migratory Connectivity Project, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park

Translating animal tracking research into policy for migratory marine animals
11 Apr

2019

Thursday

Exploratory 3301

Room available Tuesday the 9th

3:00-4:00pm

 

Matt Tejada

Director, Environmental Justice, EPA

 

History of Environmental Justice and the way ahead
25 Apr

2019

Thursday

Exploratory 3301

Room available Tuesday the 23rd

3:00-4:00pm

 

Adam Shapiro

Foreign Affairs Officers Department of State

Science Communication

 


Fall 2018 Speakers:

Karen Akerlof, AAAS Visiting Scholar, George Mason University
ESPFallSeminarKarenAkerlof

Dan Barshis, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
ESPFallSeminarDanBarshis

Cancelled due to inclement weather:
Heather Coll and Pat Moran (NOAA) 
ESPFallSeminarNOAA

Donna Downing, Jurisdiction Team Leader, Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds, EPA
Fall2018SeminarDonnaDowning

Mark Rupp – Director, Wildlife Campaign at the EDF
Fall2018SeminarMarkRupp (PDF Flyer)

Reginald Allen – Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, EPA
Fall2018SeminarReginaldAllen (PDF Flyer)

John Reeder – Deputy Chief of Staff, EPA
Fall2018SeminarJohnReeder (PDF Flyer)

Joel Sheraga – Senior Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, EPA
Fall2018SeminarJoelSheraga (PDF flyer)

Michael Flynn – Former Deputy Administrator of the EPA
Fall2018SeminarMichaelFlynn (PDF flyer)

Tom Brennan – Director, EPA Advisory Science Board
Fall2018SeminarTomBrennan (PDF flyer)


Previous ESP Seminar Series Schedules:

Spring 2018