“Conversations Between Sciences and Humanities.” Talk Series and Activities at Yale

April 18, 2017

During the spring 2017 semester, Mary Evelyn Tucker (FES, YDS), Doug Kysar (YLS), and John Grim (FES, YDS) collaborated on a visiting lecture series bringing together scientists and writers who reflected environmental issues and ethical responses . This series of talks was in conjunction with their course titled: “A Communion of Subjects: Law, Environment, and Religion” between the Yale Schools of Law, Divinity, and Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Tuesday January 31,  Lunch with Carl Safina

              A leading marine scientist and ocean advocate, Professor at SUNY Stony Brook,

                                    Director of the Safina Center, Author of Beyond Words, View from Lazy Point,

                                    Song for the Blue Ocean

‪‪Monday February 13, Robin Kimmerer

Public talk: “The Teachings of Plants: Finding Common Ground between Traditional

and Scientific Knowledge”

A leading Native American botanist and author of Braiding Sweetgrass, SUNY College

                  of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)

Wednesday March 29, Book Reading with Scott Russell Sanders

He will read from his new book: Dancing in Dreamtime

A leading American nature writer, Indiana University, emeritus professor of English

Tuesday April 11,  Lunch talk with Richard Norgaard

“An Ecological Economics of Climate Change”

A founder of the field of ecological economics and author of Development Betrayed,

                                 Response from Matt Kotchen, FES

‪Tuesday April 18, Lunch Talk with Peter Raven

 He will speak on the Papal Encyclical “Laudato Si: Care for Our Common Home

Director, Missouri Botanical Gardens, emeritus 

                                    Response: Mary Evelyn Tucker, FES and YDS

Sponsored by:

Yale FES

Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS)

YLS, FES, YDS Class on “A Communion of Subjects: Law, Environment, and Religion”

Yale Environmental Humanities

Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology