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March, 2021

Penn Shield
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Stefano Basso - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Germany

Penn Shield
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Simon Dietz, Professor of Environmental Policy

Dr. Simon Dietz is professor of Environmental Policy at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, where he was co-director from 2011 – 2017.

Penn Shield
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:30pm

PPEH Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Rebecca Macklin will share an outline of her new research project, which focuses on the cultural resonance of the extractive industries in contemporary Indigenous cultural narratives. This project employs an ethic of relationality to understand the ways that extracted resources -- in their various stages of movement, production, and consumption -- exist in relation to surrounding landscapes, bodies, and ecosystems.

Penn Shield
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm

Solar Synthesis: Energy Proposals Challenge

Ahead of this final workshop, participants will submit proposals for their own reenvisioning of housing/energy/urban living based on their own research plus stories and strategies shared in previous programs. Kristen and Ricky will group participants with compatible ideas for breakout sessions. During these sessions, individuals will combine forces and workshop their ideas. Breakout groups will share their findings with short presentations to the larger group.  

Penn Shield
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

2021 could be a pivotal year for the environment. With a new U.S. administration committing to bold actions, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) convening in Glasgow, Scotland; and a vocal public protest movement demanding change, this year could include dramatic climate action.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (All day) to Friday, March 12, 2021 (All day)

Dive into the critical decisions the US energy industry is making to drive a cleaner energy future. We bring you the 2021 MIT Energy Conference via the innovative Hopin platform, where you will interact with energy leaders making high-stakes decisions that will drastically improve the energy landscape over the next 30 years.

The 2021 MIT Energy Conference will charge you with the inspiration to reshape the world as we know it. Charging Ahead to a Cleaner Future will be the most impactful MIT Energy Conference to date, and we can’t wait for you to join us.

Penn Shield
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Melisa Diaz - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

If interested in attending this seminar session, please contact Nicholas Crivaro at ncrivaro@sas.upenn.edu for login details.

Penn Shield
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:00pm

Dr. Katya Cherukumilli is an aqueous geochemist and environmental engineer striving to close the gap between fundamental scientific research and technology transfer in the water sector. Dr. Cherukumilli studies the prevalence, co-occurrence, and remediation of geogenic and anthropogenic chemical contaminants in drinking water by leveraging data science, surface and material characterization techniques, batch and column adsorption experiments, and fieldwork.

Penn Shield
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Natalia Fabra, Professor of Economics

Dr. Natalia Fabra is Professor of Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid where she is the Head of EnergyEcoLab. Natalia works in the field of Industrial Organization, with emphasis on Energy and Environmental Economics, and Regulation and Competition Policy.

Penn Shield
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 5:00pm

We are happy to have the opportunity to welcome to PPEH the Settler Colonial City Project.

SCCP is a research collective focused on the collaborative production of knowledge about cities on Turtle Island/Abya Yala/The Americas as spaces of ongoing settler colonialism, Indigenous survivance, and struggles for decolonization. Their work has been published through a dossier on the e-flux online platform and in exhibition at the American Indian Center and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Penn Shield
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Financial regulators, such as the European Central Bank and the Fed in the United States, are actively considering their role in solving global crises, such as climate change and the current pandemic. Likewise, private institutions like banks, investment funds, and others are taking active steps to promote a transition to a low-carbon economy.

This panel will discuss what these regulators and firms are doing to address these crises, and what more they can do to promote the transition to a low-carbon economy going forward.

Penn Shield
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Peter James Dennedy-Frank - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

If interested in attending this seminar session, please contact Nicholas Crivaro at ncrivaro@sas.upenn.edu for login details.

Penn Shield
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Nature offers effective solutions to mitigate climate change and help achieve climate neutrality goals. The Kleinman Center's panel of experts explores the implementation of these solutions—with a focus on England, the Netherlands, and the United States. Join for a discussion about funding, policy considerations, socioeconomic and environmental impacts, as well as challenges for implementation. 

Register here

Penn Shield
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Allan Hsiao, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, MIT

Allan Hsiao works on questions in environmental and development economics using tools from empirical industrial organization. Before MIT, he studied economics at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and studied economics at Harvard as an undergraduate.

April, 2021

Penn Shield
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join us for an informal meeting to discuss ways to improve the sustainability of labs on Penn's campus.

May, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021 (All day) to Friday, May 21, 2021 (All day)

This annual Mural Arts Philadelphia symposium invites artists, activists, scientists, scholars and governmental officials to engage in discussion and collective imagination at the intersection of environmental justice and participatory public art during a global pandemic. These changemakers will be logging in from Tribal, urban, rural, and suburban communities throughout the nation for this virtual symposium during the week of May 17-21, 2021, during 12:00-5:00 PM EST. Mark your calendars and sign up to make sure to get updates and the full agenda.