Pandemic Webinars

ISE Webinar Series – Sustainability from within a Pandemic

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reveal both fragilities and resiliencies in our global society. Mason’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth is hosting this webinar series to investigate some of these dimensions of the current health and economic crises through the lens of sustainability science. In moderated discussions with sustainability experts, these webinars will also explore how society could recover to a more resilient and sustainable state.

Preparedness and Social Resilience
Tuesday, May 12, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
WebEx Event Link

Panelists:
John Balbus – Senior Advisor for Public Health and Director of the NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences, US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Greg Koblentz – Associate Professor of Government and Politics and Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program, Schar School of Policy and Government, Mason

Andrew Light – University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, Mason and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Climate Program, World Resources Institute

Moderator: Ellen Laipson – Professor, Director of the International Security Program, and Director of the Center of Security Policy Studies, Schar School of Policy and Government, Mason

ISE Webinar Preparedness & Social Resilience from ISE on Vimeo.


Ecological Health, Public Health, and Security

Monday, May 18, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WebEx Event Link

Panelists:
A. Alonso Aguirre – Department Chair and Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Mason

Amira Roess – Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Department of Global and Community Health, Mason

Rod Schoonover – Founder Ecological Futures Group. Previous Director of Environment and Natural Resources, US National Intelligence Council

Moderator: Tom Lovejoy – University Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Mason and Senior Fellow of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, United Nations Foundation


Air Quality and Public Health

Thursday, May 28, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
WebEx Event Link

Panelists:
Jenna Krall – Assistant Professor and Biostatistician, Department of Global and Community Health, Mason

Mona Sarfaty – Director, Program for Climate and Health, Center for Climate Change Communication, Mason

Daniel Tong – Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, Mason

Moderator: Marva King – Senior Policy Advisory from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice (retired).


Social Inequities and the Disparities of Impact
Monday, June 1, 10 – 11 am
WebEx Event Link

Panelists:
Jhumka Gupta – Associate Professor, Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, Mason

Ken Reinert – Professor and Director of the International Commerce and Policy Program, Schar School of Policy and Government, Mason

Colleen Vesely – Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science and Early Childhood Education, College of Education and Human Development, Mason

Jim Witte – Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Director of the Center for Social Science Research, and Director of the Institute for Immigration Research, Mason

Moderator: Bethany Letiecq – Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science Program, College of Education and Human Development, Mason