Seminar Series

The GCSC seminar series presents some of the best researchers--from around campus and across the country--whose work sheds light on global change and sustainability.
Seminars are at 4:00 pm on alternate Tuesdays in room 295 fasb. participants may also join via zoom.
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Seminars are open to all, and students who are enrolled in the Seminar course, SUST 6800, have additional opportunities to engage with the speakers.

This fall, the GCSC is partnering with the Environmental & Sustainability Studies program in celebration of the program's 25th anniversary. Our joint seminar series will feature interdisciplinary researchers whose work sheds light on environmental science, justice, and sustainability.

August 29, 2023
  • Weston McCool, Society, Water, and Climate (SWC) Interdisciplinary Research Group, University of Utah
    Can short-term adaptive strategies reduce long-term resilience? A cautionary tale from the ancient Andes
September 12, 2023
  • Jason Robison, University of Wyoming College of Law Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources program
    "Try Again”: Arizona v. Navajo Nation & the Colorado River
September 26, 2023
  • McKenzie Skiles, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Utah
    Snow darkening as a motivation for advancing monitoring and forecasting capabilities of mountain snow water resources.  Read more.
October 17, 2023
  • Johnnye Lewis, Research Professor, Director of Community Environmental Health Program, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico
    Global Legacy of Environmental Injustice to Indigenous Peoples in the Wake of Weapons Development, Industry, and Technology.  Read more.
OCTOBER 31, 2023
  • Andrew Curley, Assistant Professor, School of Geography, Development & Environment, University of Arizona
    Carbon sovereignty: coal, development, and energy transition in the Navajo Nation.  Read more.
November 14, 2023
  • Kate Magargal, Department of Anthropology and Honors College, University of Utah
    Local knowledge, global forces: Climate change, energy transitions, and energy justice in southern Utah
    Read more.
Video recordings of most seminars (Spring 2015-on) are available for viewing by those with a U of U Network ID (uNID).

Seminar 10/17

The nuclear weapons buildup of World War II and the Cold War resulted in environmental injustices for Indigenous peoples that increased multigenerational risks to their health, environments, and cultures, creating a legacy of contamination and distrust playing out today.

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