2014 International Colloquium on Global Environmental Sustainability

300013_international-colloquium_REV7[4]Colorado State University’s fifth campus-wide International Colloquium will take place on October 6-8 at the Lory Student Center. The three-day event will feature 11 panel sessions designed to give students, faculty, staff and the public a better understanding of global environmental sustainability and the link between society, economics and the environment. CSU has invited experts from the public and private sectors to join faculty in an exchange of ideas, and each of Colorado State’s colleges is helping to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that embraces a comprehensive definition of sustainability. Topics will include population growth and social sustainability, water, food security and climate smart agriculture, economic perspectives on sustainability, climate change and emerging diseases, and the built environment.

Session Schedule

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at the Lory Student Center.

Monday, October 6

2 – 4 p.m.

Forging a Vision for a Sustainable Water Future Room 382

2:30 – 4 p.m.

The Business of Feeding the World Cherokee Park Ballroom
Biodiversity Without Borders: A Global Problem Demanding Global Solutions Grey Rock Room

4:30 – 6 p.m.: Plenary Session

BobCorell_smallOur Earth’s Future: The Arctic from a Global PerspectiveWhy Are Changes in the Arctic Important for the Rest of the World?  North Ballroom

Keynote speaker – Dr. Robert W. Corell
Senior Faculty Fellow, Florida International University
Professor II, University of the Arctic
Principal, Global Environment and Technology Foundation

Tuesday, October 7

2:30 – 4 p.m.

Climate Smart Agriculture Grey Rock Room
Economic Insights on Climate Policy: Global to Domestic Cherokee Park Ballroom
People Matter: Transformations to Social-Ecological Sustainability Room 304-306

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Workshop: How Many is Too Many? Overpopulation and Ecological Sustainability in the Anthropocene Epoch Room 304-306
Sick about Climate Change: How Changing Environmental Conditions Impact Emerging Disease Grey Rock Room

Wednesday, October 8

2:30 – 4 p.m.

What Can an Education Abroad Teach Our Future Leaders about Sustainability? Grey Rock Room
Creating a New Vision for Healthy, Thriving Communities Room 382

Event Organizers

The International Colloquium is organized by the Office of International Programs, with substantial support from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability,  the Vice President for Research, and the Confucius Institute at Colorado State University.

Film Screening – “The Hazda: Last of the First”


Tuesday, October 7

6:15 p.m. | Screening
7:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion

In conjunction with the International Colloquium, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host the Colorado premiere of the documentary film “The Hazda: Last of the First,” at 6:15 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater. Immediately following, the film’s producer-director Bill Benenson will be participate in a panel discussion with CSU anthropology experts and guest anthropologist Alyssa Crittenden.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. For more information and to register, visit the SoGES website.