veritasClimate, Biodiversity, Pandemics, and Justice: Converging Reasons for Alarm?

This year has brought increasingly troubling signs of ecosystem decline. How worried should we be? What do we need to know? How will climate change further fuel these disruptions, if left unaddressed? Join Harvard faculty, students, and fellow alumni for a cross-disciplinary conversation about what’s happening in the field, and what outcomes we should expect based on the choices we make now.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 AM PT

Virtual Event via Zoom (details sent after registration

Welcoming remarks by Lawrence S. Bacow JD '76, MPP '76, PhD '78, President of Harvard University
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Speakers include:

  • Bruno Carvalho PhD '09, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design
  • Stephen T. Curwood AB '69, Host and Executive Producer, Living on Earth (moderator)
  • Samuel Myers AB '87, MPH '07, Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Planetary Health Alliance
  • Caro S. Park AB '17, PhD '25, PhD student in Population Health Sciences, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Laurie A. Wayburn AB '77, President, Pacific Forest Trust

Please note: this event is only open to the Harvard community.
Questions? Contact the Harvard Alumni Association at or 617-495-1920.

This program is hosted by the Harvard Alumni Association and developed in conjunction with Members of the Harvard College Class of 1969, the Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment, the Harvard Club of New Hampshire, and the Harvard Office for Sustainability. Additional support provided by Class ACT HR73 and Harvard Club of the North Shore.