Seminars

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


Download a PDF version to print ——-> Spring-2019-Seminar-Series-Schedule

SPEAKERS FOR THE SPRING 2019 SERIES ARE STILL BEING FINALIZED.  ALL SPEAKERS LISTED IN ITALICS ARE NOT YET CONFIRMED (this means that the speaker, day, and/or location might change).

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

Exploratory 3301

3:00-4:00pm

 

Sonny Bleicher, Affiliate Professor at George Mason University

 

Behavioral assays for spatial analysis of habitat use and quantification of the perception of risk and competition between species
28 Feb 2019 Thursday

Exploratory 3301

3:00-4:00pm

 

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

 

Large-scale ecological patterns of diversity

 

7 Mar

2019

Thursday

Exploratory 3301

Room available Tuesday the 12th

3:00-4:00pm

 

Matt Dalbey

Director of Sustainable Communities, EPA

 

Pathways to Sustainable Communities
21 Mar

2019

Thursday

Exploratory 3301

Room available Tuesday the 19th

3:00-4:00pm

 

Matt Tejada

Director, Environmental Justice, EPA

 

History of Environmental Justice and the way forward
28 Mar

2019

Thursday

Potomac Science Center

3:00-4:00pm

 

Heather Coll, Senior International Affairs Specialist at NOAA’s Office of International Affairs.

 

Fisheries-related work in international fora (including APEC and UNGA), with regional fisheries management organizations, bilateral consultations, and food security.
3 Apr

2019

Wednesday

ESP Conf Room, DK 3006

3:00-4:00pm

 

Nigel Simon

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA

 

Land and Emergency Management Overview
11 Apr

2019

Thursday

Exploratory 3301

Room available Tuesday the 9th

3:00-4:00pm

 

James McDonald

Assistant Regional Administrator Region 6, Dallas, TX

 

EPA Regional Operations, Where the rubber hits the road on Environmental Protection.
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