WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) will be hosting its annual conference featuring panels, debates, exhibits and workshops at Pace University's lower Manhattan campus from Wednesday, June 11 until Saturday, June 14.
Pace University is at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall. Registration opens Wednesday, June 11 at 7 a.m.
The theme for this year’s symposium is, “Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship.” Mankind’s continuing destructive behavior toward earth’s fragile climate, the growing threat for countless animal species, ecosystems and essential fertile lands and resolutions to reverse it will be discussed.
Keynote speaker for the conference will be Andrew Revkin, professor and senior fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace and New York Times Dot Earth blogger.
On Thursday, June 12, the conference will feature a discussion titled, “Storytelling in the Anthropocene: Picturing People and the Planet,” with producer Sam Eaton on the public radio series “Food for 9 Billion;” the Woodrow Wilson Center's Sean Peoples on the "Healthy People, Healthy Environment" series of documentaries and Emmy award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and anthropologist Joshua Cogan. Also scheduled for Thursday, June 12, is a discussion titled, “Environmental Clinical Education: An Interdisciplinary Training Program for the Student Practitioner,” to be moderated by Michelle Land, director of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Joining her will be Revkin; John Cronin, senior fellow for Environmental Policy at Pace and former Hudson Riverkeeper; David Cassuto, environmental law professor at Pace and Nadya Hall, Pace student.
Karl Rabago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, will give the closing keynote.
The conference is open to all. Full conference registration is $375. Discounts and day rates available. Conference schedule and information is available at www.aess.info.
The conference is co-sponsored by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies.