Spring 2021 Events

February 12, 2021

11am-12 pm Eastern Time 

This talk by Rev. Vernon K. Walker, Program Manager of Communities Respond to Extreme Weather, will focus on how social resilience is climate resilience. Rev. Walker will also talk about how climate change is part of social justice and will discuss some of the ways to prepare for extreme weather as a community.

Event sponsored by the Brandeis University Office of Sustainability.

February 16, 2021

7pm-8pm Eastern Time 

Join the Office of Study Abroad and the Environmental Studies program to chat with Brandeis alumni, Ione Hughes ’19, Allison Marill ’17, and Hannah Stewart ‘18. Event sponsored by the Brandeis University Office of Study Abroad.

Event sponsored by Brandeis Office of Study Abroad.

Handshake 101 for Environmental & Sustainability Job Search

February 18, 2021

7pm-8pm Eastern Time 

Come join Environmental Studies UDR, Aaron Pins, and Hiatt Advisor, Simran Tatusker, to learn more about Handshake - your one-stop-shop for accessing career information, job and internship postings, events, and more. Learn how to search for events and opportunities and how to apply directly for interesting positions. How to make the most of your Handshake profile will also be discussed. Bring your questions for an interactive discussion.

Event sponsored by Hiatt Career Center, ENVS program and Biology Department.

February 22, 2021

12pm-1:30pm Eastern Time (US) 

During Covid-19, academic travel came to a halt and many conferences and meetings were moved online out of necessity. Which lessons did we learn and what should the future of academic travel look like? Many are eager to return to in-person conferences with opportunities to meet and mingle with colleagues from other institutions, but returning to the “travel culture” prevalent in the scientific community before Covid-19 would mean giving up major improvements in the areas of social justice and climate action.

Event sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies.

February 26, 2021

11am-12pm Eastern Time

Join us for an exciting career conversation with Brandeis ENVS alumni. Our alumni guests will share their unique journeys after graduation and discuss how their major ultimately influenced their career paths.

This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network, learn more about various fields and industries, and get your career questions answered.

Event sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center.

March 19, 2021

12pm-1pm Eastern Time

Learn about the impact of climate change on the Arctic ocean with Dr. Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz. 

March 30, 2021

5:30pm Eastern Time

"Nothing is more important than food," says author and NYTimes Food writer Mark Bittman. Yet, "You can’t have a serious conversation about food without talking about human rights, climate change, and justice"

On March 30, the nationally-syndicated public radio show Living on Earth will chat with Bittman about just that, as we discuss his latest book: ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, JUNK: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal.

Event sponsored by Living on Earth, Brandeis University Environmental Studies Program, UMass Boston School for the Environment, and the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.

April 6, 2021

12-1:30pm Eastern Time (US) 

The science is clear: animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change. In August of 2019, the UN published a report on land use and agriculture and concluded that humans must eat less meat to avert a climate catastrophe. Yet governments in Europe and the US continue to heavily subsidize the animal agriculture industry. With all the talk about the need to urgently address the climate crisis, why are governments failing on this key issue?

Ed Winters, also known as Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator, filmmaker, public speaker, and entrepreneur based in London, England.

Event sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies.

12-1:30pm Eastern Time (US) 

In honor of Earth Day, join us for a conversation about climate fiction (or "cli-fi"), literature that deals with climate change and global warming. Not necessarily speculative in nature, works may take place in the world as we know it or in the near future. Climate fiction has found its way into syllabi of university courses, and environmental fiction writers have become an important part of the climate action movement.

German author Anja Kampmann, whose cli-fi title High as the Waters Rise (original German title "Wie hoch die Wasser steigen") was a finalist for the National Book Award will meet Amy Brady, who writes about arts, culture, and the environment. They will discuss the genre of climate fiction and the role it plays among other environmental publications.

Event sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies.