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Celebrating 35 Years of Environmental Leadership and Innovation

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Barnard College

3009 Broadway

James Room - 4th Floor of Barnard Hall

New York, NY 10027

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Please join Barnard College's Department of Environmental Science for an afternoon of panel discussions and workshops on creative approaches to environmental research, policy, communication, and advocacy.

The event will feature keynote remarks from Annie Leonard '86, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and Founder of The Story of Stuff Project.

This event is free and open to Barnard alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and other community members.

This event is co-sponsored by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies.

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1:00 Welcome and Opening (Brian Mailloux & Samantha Unger Katz, Environmental Policy ‘01)

1:10 Policy Matters - innovative ways policy can be used for change

Stephanie Pfirman, Moderator

Polly Trottenberg, History ‘86 — Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation

Diane Pataki, Environmental Science '93 — Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biology, University of Utah and Former Program Director, National Science Foundation

Hodayah Finman, Environmental Science '97 — Senior Negotiator and International Environmental Policy Adviser at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jessica Bolson, Environmental Science '98 — Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center and Former Miami Waterkeeper

Jamie Consuegra, Environmental Science '06 — Legislative Director for Climate and Clean Air Program at National Resources Defense Council

2:40 Innovative Communication Approaches - Science is not always easy to get across to others. This panel will share best practices.

Peter Bower, Moderator

Jenine Tankoos, Psychology, Environmental Science, Biology '91 — Author and former scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Maggie Dressel, Urban Studies, Environmental Science Minor '07 — Future City Program Manager at DiscoverE, National Society of Professional Engineers

Ekaterina Alexandrova, Environmental Policy '09 — Director of Board Relations at The Nature Conservancy

Carly Wertheim, Environmental Science '14 — Natural foods chef, culinary wellness educator, sustainability advocate

3:30 From Knowledge to Action - How knowledge acquired through research can be taken out of the lab and translated into a real world setting.
Martin Stute, Moderator

Alicia Lehrer, Environmental Science '88 — Executive Director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Salima Jones Daley, Urban Studies, Environmental Science '03 — Senior Consultant at DB&A and Board Member, the National Young Farmers Coalition

Hannah Roth, Urban Studies, Environmental Science '06 — Attorney in General Counsel's Office at New York City Department of Transportation

Emily Spokowski, Environmental Science '11 — Senior Claims Analyst - Environmental at AIG

4:20 Student Research Posters - A past and present student research showcase (Brian Mailloux)

4:50 Thematic Roundtables
Moderators: Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch, Frank Nitsche, Sedelia Rodriguez

Kedari Reddy, Environmental Science '94 — Senior Executive Director, Office of Environmental Compliance Assessment at New York City Department of Transportation

Suzanne Young, Environmental Policy '07 — Postdoctoral Researcher at the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

5:20-6:00 Conversation, The State of the Environment: How to Get to a Better Future? – A discussion of lessons learned, reflections upon the environmental movement, and what’s needed to move forward.

Stephanie Pfirman, Moderator

Annie Leonard, Environmental Science '86 — Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

6 - 7pm Reception



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