April 12, 2017 - April 13, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
In its fourth year, the Environmental Science and Policy Program's premier symposium series explores the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium brings distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity.
The event includes research focused seminars and discussion and emphasizes events and presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. This event is free and open to the public.
Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
Michael Mascarenhas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lyla Mehta, Professor Research Fellow at Institute of Development Studies, Brighton UK
Lana Pollack, Chair of the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission
Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University
Also on Day 1:
Panel discussion on "Safe Water: Infrastructure, Trust and Public Health" featuring Susan Masten, MSU Professor of Engineering; Debra Furr-Holden, a Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Endowed Professor of Public Health in the MSU College of Human Medicine; Kent Key, deputy executive director of the Community Based Organization Partners.
Student Research Poster Presentations
Final presentations from MSU's Fountain Challenge
Shazeen Attari, Indiana University, Bloomington
Jennifer Carrera, MSU Department of Sociology
Rainer Horn, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel
Megan Konar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vince Tidwell, Sandia National Laboratories
Sergio Villamayo-Tomas, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
David Zilberman, University of California Berkely
To learn more, visit the event page.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI 48823Get Directions