POSTPONED: Hopkins Celebrates Earth Day 50

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Note: This event has now been postponed. We plan to reschedule this event in the fall.

Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs invites you to an interdisciplinary public forum and theater production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Please join us as we mark the importance of advocacy and activism in preserving our planet and inspire each other to continue this work.

Our Earth Day forum, beginning at 4:00 pm ET will feature a keynote and interdisciplinary moderated panel discussion, “Living Environmentalism,” including scholars, researchers, and practitioners, who will address current environmental challenges facing the planet and how we can move toward solutions and change. The conversation will be live streamed so you can listen and participate from anywhere. The public forum will be followed by a reception and a theater production, “A Sense of Wonder,” based on the life and works of Rachel Carson, performed by Ms. Kaiulani Lee. The theater production will begin at 7:00 PM EDT (55 minutes, followed by a Q&A) and will not be live streamed.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Welcome (4:00 - 4:15 PM EDT)

  • Mr. Julian Goresko, Director, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Sustainability Office

Keynote : 50 Years of Earth Day: What's Next? (4:15 - 5:00 PM EDT)

  • Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President emeritus, Friends of the Earth

Panel Discussion: Living Environmentalism (5:10 - 6:10 PM EDT)

Moderator

  • Dr. Jerry Burgess, Director of the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy and Geographic Information Systems masters and certificate programs, JHU Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (KSAS)

Panelists

  • Dr. Rebecca Aicher, Project Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center)
  • Dr. Jairo Garcia - CEO Urban Climate Nexus; Adjunct Faculty MS in Energy Policy and Climate, JHU AAP, KSAS
  • Dr. Doria Gordon, interim Vice President for Working Lands and a Lead Senior Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
  • Dr. Emlyn Koster, Geologist and museologist focused on the Anthropocene, Raleigh, NC
  • Ms. Sarah Solomon, Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center); alumna (2019), MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy, JHU AAP, KSAS

Light Reception (6:10 - 7:00 PM EDT)

"A Sense of Wonder" Theater Performance (7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT)

Join us for a one-person play entitled "A Sense of Wonder" based on the life and works of Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist, who earned her Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1932. Performed by Kaiulani Lee. (55 minutes, followed by Q&A)

This event is being brought to you as a collaboration of multiple programs at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. Programs include:

MA in Museum Studies Learn more about the MA in Museum Studies program here.

MA in Cultural Heritage Management Learn more about the MA in Cultural Heritage Management here.

MS in Energy Policy and Climate Learn more about the MS in Energy Policy and Climate here.

MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy Learn more about the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy here.

and the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies which includes masters programs in MS in Geospatial Intelligence, MA in Global Security Studies, MA in Government, MS in Government Analytics, MA in Non-Governmental Organization Management, and MA in Public Management. Learn more about the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies here.

This event is being brought to you in partnership with Carnegie Institute of Washington. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. They seek answers to questions about the structure of the universe, the formation of our solar system and other planetary systems, the behavior and transformation of matter when subjected to extreme conditions, the origin of life, the function of genes, and the development of organisms from single-celled egg to adult. Learn more about Carnegie Institute of Washington here.

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