Weston Roundtable Series

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Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM

1153 Mechanical Engineering

Some lectures to be presented on-line this semester and registration is required for those. 
Please see the abstract text below for the registration links.

The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Mr. Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability. These lectures build on the tremendous success in past years of the Weston Distinguished Lecture Series and the SAGE Seminar Series.


Fall 2021 Schedule

photo of Marina Silva [4:15 – 5:30 p.m. CDT (USA) /  6:15 – 7:30 p.m. BRT (Brazil)]

Thursday, September 16
Marina Silva [4:15 – 5:30 p.m. CDT (USA) / 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. BRT (Brazil)]
Former Minister of the Environment, Brazil

How to Help Protect the Amazon
Silva will discuss the challenges we need to face in order to preserve the Amazon and its indigenous population in the context of the multiple crises that Brazil and the world are currently experiencing. These reflections are the result of more than 30 years of socio-environmental activism in Brazil. Co-sponsor: UW Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) Zoom registration link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ffoRuCkhRwaxDaEXfU6g8Q


photo of Donald Wuebbles

Thursday, September 23
Donald Wuebbles
Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois

The Science of Our Changing Climate: Getting onto the Pathway to Sustainability


photo of Peter Frumhoff

Thursday, September 30
Peter Frumhoff
Chief Climate Scientist and Director of Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Solar Geoengineering


photo of Sybil Derrible

Thursday, October 7
Sybil Derrible
Associate Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

Urban Metabolism


photo of Michael Ferris

Thursday, October 14
Michael Ferris
Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Optimization in Energy and Environmental Systems


photo of Nicole Redvers

Thursday, October 21
Nicole Redvers
Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine-INMED, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota

The Value of Global Indigenous Knowledge in Planetary Health


photo of Chris Tessum

Thursday, October 28
Chris Tessum
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Air Quality, Health Inequities, and Energy Solutions


photo of Satish Ukkusuri

Thursday, November 4
Satish Ukkusuri
Professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Resilience of Urban Technological-Socioeconomic Coupled Systems


photo of Guy Meadows

Thursday, November 11
Guy Meadows
Robbins Professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Sustainability and Coastal Issues in the Great Lakes


photo of Chris Zahasky

Thursday, November 18
Chris Zahasky
Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Geologic Storage of CO2 and its Role in Meeting Decarbonization Scenarios


photo of Chris Kucharik

Thursday, December 2
Chris Kucharik
Professor, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Growing Challenges for U.S. Agriculture


photo of Morgan Edwards

Thursday, December 9
Morgan Edwards
Assistant Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Effectiveness and Equity of Climate Policies Targeting Natural Gas Systems