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null Webcast Series on Sustainability, Ethics and Action: What Can We Do?

Environmental and Sustainability Ethics webcast series in collaboration with CITVN has produced a webcast series on the reading of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical Laudato Si, which has been describe as a ‘worldwide wake up call to help humanity understand the destruction that man is rendering to the environment and his fellow man'.
Dates: The webcast takes place every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.
We invite you to participate in this webcast series and to engage in the current discussion on what can be done to prevent the destruction of ecosystems that impact both human and non-human beings.
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February 2018

DateSpeaker 12:00Speaker 13:00Lecture Laudato Si
6 Feb 2018
"The Challenge of Jesus"
John Dominic Crossan
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
DePaul University, Chicago
Chapter 1. What is happening to our common home
Section 1. Pollution and climate change
13 Feb 2018
"The Possibility of Rapid Transition"
Andrew Simms
Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex
Fellow - New Economics Foundation
Co-director - New Weather Institute
"Transitioning the world to 100% clean, renewable energy"
Mark Z. Jacobson
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program
Stanford University
20 Feb 2018 
"Climate Shock: It's not over ‘til the fat tail zings"
Gernot Wagner, Ph.D.
Financial Times Prize-winning author
Research Associate and lecturer
Environmental Science and Public Policy
Harvard School of Engineering & Science 
Chapter 1. What is happening to our common home
Section 3. Loss of biodiversity
27 Feb 2018
"Sustainability Ethics: Ecology, Economy & Ethics"
Sanjoy Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management | RGIIM
Sustainability, CSR and Business Ethics
"Bottom of The Pyramid Empowerment"
Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien Ph.D.
Award-winning Nigerian social entrepreneur 
Corporate sustainability and responsibility 
Founder - Growing Businesses Foundation
Chapter 1. What is happening to our common home
Section 4. Decline in the quality of human life and the breakdown of society

March 2018

DateSpeaker 12:00Speaker 13:00Lecture Laudato Si
6 March 2018
"Climate Change Solutions: What You Thought You Knew Is Obsolete" 
Joseph Romm
Founding Editor,
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Chief Science Advisor, Emmy-winning TV series, "Years of Living Dangerously"
Author, "Climate Change: What Everyone Needs To Know
Chapter 1. What is happening to our common home
Section 5. Global inequality
13 March 2018
The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Age of Globalization 
Steven R. Weisman
Vice President
Peterson Institute for International Economics
"Humanity's Compass for the 21st Century (or why doughnuts could turn out to be good for us)"
Kate Raworth, Ph.D.
Prize-winning author of "Donut Economics"
Senior Visiting Research Associate
Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford 
Chapter 1. What is happening to our common home
Section 6. Weak responses
Section 7. A variety of opinions
20 March 2018
Recent Air Quality & Health Effects Research
Marie Venner
National Academy of Sciences 
Chair - Transportation Research Board
Climate Change, Energy & Sustainability
Chapter 2. The gospel of creation
Section 1. The light offered by faith
Section 2. The wisdom of the biblical account
27 March 2018  
Chapter 2. The gospel of creation
Section 3. The mystery of the universe

April 2018

DateSpeaker 12:00Speaker 13:00Lecture Laudato Si
3 April 2018
"Sustainable finance as a driver for the energy transition; what are the risks of investing in the fossil economy?"
Mark Campanale
Founder & Executive Director
Carbon Tracker Initiative
GreenFaith – Belief into Action for the Earth
Rev. Fletcher Harper
Episcopal priest
Executive Director
GreenFaith - National Interfaith Environmental Coalition
Chapter 2. The gospel of creation
Section 4. The message of each creature in the harmony of creation
10 April 2018
"Inequality and Dysfunctional Societies"
Richard Wilkinson, Ph.D. 
Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology
University of Nottingham Medical School
"Restoring Faith as a Foundation of Environmental Action"
Rev. Jerry Cappel, Ph.D.  
The Center for Religion and Environment
University of the South
Chapter 2. The gospel of creation
Section 5. A universal communion
17 April 2018
"Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business"
Chris Laszlo, Ph.D.
Faculty Executive Director
Char and Chuck Fowler Professor of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
"Humanistic Management"
Michael Pirson
Associate Professor and Area Chair (Interim)
Organizational Behavior
Fordham University
Chapter 2. The gospel of creation
Section 6. The common destination of goods
24 April 2018
"How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource"
Amory Lovins
Co-founder and Chief Scientist
Rocky Mountain Institute
Chapter 2. The gospel of creation
Section 7. The gaze of jesus