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2024 Northwestern Sustainability Lecture Series

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Norris University Center, Louis Room South, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alessandro Rotta Loria  

Group: Trienens Institute

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Environment & Sustainability


On May 1, the Northwestern Sustainability Lecture Series will return for another year of talks by world-renowned experts in energy, climate and the environment, and urban transformations. [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]

The summit addresses the analysis of questions, problems, and solutions that result from human interactions with the Earth both above and below the surface, while expanding the educational and cultural experience of a large audience. This event was conceived within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and is sponsored by the Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy, the Alumnae of Northwestern, and the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience.

This year's focus is "Earth-Human Interactions: Sustainability and Development;" the agenda will feature experts across three core themes: energy, climate and environment, and urban transformations. 


Doug Aitken, Ph.D., General Manager of the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland 

Anders Nordelöf, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology 

Climate and Environment

Toddi A. Steelman, Ph.D., Professor, Vice President and Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Duke University 

Kim Cobb, Lawrence and Barbara Margolis Director, Institute for Environment and Society, Brown University

Urban Transformations

Brian Stone Jr., Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Urban Climate Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Emily Talen, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Urbanism Lab, University of Chicago 

Registration required, link coming soon. 

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