Civil and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering

Engineering the Anthropocene

Engineering the

Inspiring conversations to understand how humans are changing the climate and what they can do about it.

A year-long speaker series co-sponsored by Civil & Environmental Engineering and Science & Technology Studies with support from the Vasudha Living & Learning Community and the Vollmer Fries Fund.


01/22  Sachem Hawk Storm & Kasike Roberto Múkaro Borrero
Indigenous Perspectives: A Discussion on the intersections of human rights, the environment, and our responsibilities to the future generations
02/05  Kari Marie Norgaard
The Anthropocene as a Strategic Opportunity: Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledges in the Face of Climate Change
02/19 Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl
Engineering the Via Negativa

Mark Jacobson, Inês Azevedo, Kenneth L. Simons, Vivek Ghosal
Panel discussion: politics, ethics, and economics of decarbonization policy

This talk will be held from 4:00 - 6:00pm in CBIS Auditorium

04/01 Christopher Dols
Public Sector Engineering, Organized Labor & the Climate Crisis
04/22 Hon. Merton D. Simpson, Andrew J. Schneller & Keith Schue
The Empire's Backyard: Power & Pollution in Sheridan Hollow
  All talks are 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the CBIS Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
9/18  Darshan Karwat
Engineering for the People: Promoting  Environmental Protection, Justice, and Peace
10/2  James A. D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP
Quantifying Engineering Solutions to Anthropogenic Climate Change
This talk will be in Amos Eaton 214
10/16 Paul Edwards
Why Not Change the Climate? What Models and Data Tell Us About Planetary Futures
10/30 Associate Professor Alison Kenner
The Climate-Ready Home: Reimagining Domestic Infrastructure in Vulnerable Times
11/13 Professor Alan Robock
Stratospheric Sulfur Geoengineering – Benefits and Risks
11/20 Bill Vitek
The Perennial Imagination: Hard-Wired for Emergence
12/11 Professor Jesse Goldstein
From Planetary Improvement to Energy Abolition (beyond settler futurity, there are a billion worlds better than this)
  All talks are 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the CBIS Auditorium unless otherwise noted.