2020 Speaker Series

2020 Environmental Resilience Speaker Series

The Environmental Resilience Institute and the Integrated Program in the Environment are teaming up this fall to present a series of lunch-hour talks centering environmental and climate resilience issues. All talks take place 12-1 p.m. (Eastern).

Sanya Carley and David Konisky - October 2, 2020

Energy Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19

This talk will focus on nationwide and Indiana survey results focused on the prevalence of energy insecurity, the factors that contribute to it, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated it.


Dana Habeeb - October 16, 2020


Information on this talk is coming soon. 


Shellye Suttles - November 6, 2020

Potential Environmental Impacts of New Transportation Safety Policy

Information on this talk is coming soon. 


TBD - November 20, 2020

Information on this talk is coming soon.


Jeremy Kranowitz - December 4, 2020

If the Lord’s Willing and the River Don’t Rise

This talk will focus on building a coalition of spiritual leaders in Indy to collectively work on improving environmental equity by drawing upon common religious obligations to care for the world around us.


Denise Abdul-Rahman - September 4, 2020

We Are Done Dying – Transformation and Liberation

This talk addressed the journey of people of African descent toward resilience and resistance from all that seeks to harm and impede their human and civil rights.

Suzannah Comfort - September 18, 2020

Journalists as Activists and Activists as Journalists: How the American Environmental Movement Has Used Journalism as an Advocacy Tool

This talk will focus on what it means to produce forms of "alternative" journalism and the relationship between advocacy and journalism.