2017 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 numbered rooms).

September 5 - 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 12 - Talkin' Coast, Talkin' Water, Talkin' Water Law, Talkin' Policy
Mark Davis,
IEC Fellow 1999, Senior Research Fellow & Director, Tulane Institute of Water Resources Law & Policy
Elisa Speranza, Senior Vice President & Corporate DirectorCH2M

September 19 - Why Do We Do What We Do the Way We Do It?
Robert A. (Bob) Thomas, Center for Environmental Communication, Loyola University New Orleans

September 26 -  To be arranged.

October 3 - An Application of Community-based Participatory Research:  Dietary Health Risk Assessment following Environmental Disaster

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

October 10 - "Cancer Alley:" What we know, what we are told, and questions that need to be answered

Suzanne C. Straif-Bourgeois, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, L.S.U. School of Public Health & Tumor Registry

October 17 - Reporting on Louisiana's Environment
Mark Schleifstein,
IEC Fellow 2011; Environment Reporter,
Bob Marshall, IEC Fellow; The Lens and other assorted publicaitons

October 24 - To be arranged.

*October 31 - Environmental Justice, with focus on a documentary made of Mossville, LA
Katie Mathews

November 7 - 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 14 -  Closing Gathering - Discussion of What Transpired & The Path Forward
Bob Thomas