2015 Dates and Speakers 

All sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans in Room 304 in the Communications/Music Complex  at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street. When you reach the third floor, please walk straight down the hall away from the elevators (note the 300 rooms).

September 1 - Introductory Workshop
Robert A. (Bob) Thomas, Ph.D., LUCEC
Introductory Workshop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sets the stage for our discussions and helps us frame our approach.  Food will be served.

September 8 - Reporting on Louisiana's Environment.
Mark Schleifstein, IEC Fellow 2011; Environment Reporter,
Bob Marshall, IEC Fellow; The Lens and other assorted publications

September 15 - The Economics of Environmentalism: Environmental Management from different Shades of Green in the Private and Public Sectors.
Robert (Rob) Moreau, Ph.D., IEC Fellow 1999; Director, Turtle Cove Research Center, Southeastern Louisiana University

September 22 -  Houston Toad, Shintech, Shell Oil, and Petrochemical Fence-line Communities:  What is the Whole Story and What is the Best Path Forward?
Robert A. (Bob) Thomas,
Loyola University New Orleans

September 29 - Understanding Environmental Data & Risk
Janet Kester, Ph.D., IEC Fellow 2011, Partner, NewFields

October 6 - "Cancer Alley:" What we know, what we are told, and questions that need to be answered
Patricia Andrews, MPH, IEC Fellow 2011, L.S.U. Tumor Registry

October 13 - The Common Denominator: Water's Role in Modern Life
Mark Davis, IEC Fellow 1999; Senior Research Fellow and Director, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, Tulane University

October 20 - Environmental Law:  How it Stimulates Change

Rob Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Distinguished Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University

October 27 - An Application of Community-based Participatory Research:  Dietary Health Risk Assessments following Environmental Disasters

Mark Wilson, Ph.D., Tulane School of Public Health

November 3 - Global Climate Change, Global Challenges, Global Solutions & The Process of Science Behind the Scenes
Paul W. Barnes, Ph.D.., Professor of Biological Sciences & Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J., Endowed Chair in Environmental Science, Loyola University New Orleans
Robert A. (Bob) Thomas, Loyola University New Orleans

November 10 -  Closing Gathering - Discussion of What Transpired
Bob Thomas

November 17 - The Many Traditions of Justice
Fred Kammer, S.J., Ph.D., Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans