ECo Talks

Delve into a world of innovative ideas, groundbreaking research, and inspiring discussions focused on environmental research, sustainable practices, and the path to a greener future with ECo Talks from the Earth Commons.

Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm in Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room

Come build community and grow with the Earth Commons every Friday at 11am-12:30pm in Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room.
Participation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Research in Action

ECo Talks bring together experts, thought leaders, and innovators to explore the most pressing challenges facing our environment and to showcase transformative initiatives and research shaping our world. Through a series of engaging seminars, we aim to spark meaningful conversations, share knowledge, and inspire actionable change. Join us Fridays 11:30 am-12:30pm in Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room.

Expert Speakers

Renowned speakers at the forefront of environmental and sustainability fields

Diverse Ideas

From renewable energy to biodiversity conservation, climate resilience and more

Interactive Discussions

Engage in thought-provoking Q&A sessions and panel discussions

Networking Opportunities

Connect with like-minded individuals, professionals, and organizations

All Speakers

Sept. 1: Allen Collins

“Participatory Science in Ocean Exploration.” Research Zoologist with NOAA Fisheries and Curator of Invertebrates with the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History.

Sept. 15: Nichola Clark

“The New High Seas Treaty: what’s in it, how we got there, and what’s next.” Senior Officer Ocean Governance. Pew Charitable Trust.

Sept. 22: Claudia Tebaldi

“From Narratives of Future Socio-economic Development to Calculations of Risk From Floods and Heatwaves. An Overview of Climate Change Scenarios.” Earth Scientist. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, UMD.

Sept. 29: Tess Carter

“Investigating how Humans Dominate Smoke Air Pollution and How Air Pollution Impacts Disadvantaged Communities.” Postdoctoral fellow. George Washington University. Congressional Joint Economic Committee

Oct. 6: Scot Miller

“Three Case Studies in Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. Johns Hopkins.

Oct. 13: Anna Karion

“The NIST Greenhouse Gas Urban Testbed System.”Principal Investigator of the Northeast Corridor Urban Testbed Project.
National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Oct. 27: Oswaldo Villena

“Biology and Ecology of Invasions.” Post Doctoral Fellow. The Earth Commons Institute, Georgetown University.

Nov. 3: Tom Iwanicki

“Light and Vision in the Ocean.” Post Doctoral Fellow. The Earth Commons Institute, Georgetown University.

Nov. 10: Steve Khon

“Blowing the Whistle on International Climate Corruption.” Attorney, author, and activist. Founding Partner of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. 

Dec. 1: Silvia Danielak

Post Doctoral Fellow. The Earth Commons Institute, Georgetown University.

Your Hosts

Rebecca Helm

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Earth Commons

Taylor Jones

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, the Earth Commons

Megan Lickley

Assistant Professor

David Pickel

Post Doctoral Fellow | Temporary/Intermittent — Academic and Student Services (non-exempt)

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