2015 Dates and Speakers (speakers & tropics tentative, dates are firm)

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.

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 - Conflict between Business and Environment:  Why do People Choose their Professions?
Aaron Viles, IEC Fellow 2001; former Campaign Director, Gulf Restoration Network
Andrew Wellbaum, IEC Fellow 2009; Deep Water Support Integrator, Shell Oil Company

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 -  Reporting on Louisiana's Environment
Bob Marshall, The Lens and other environment publications
Mark Schleifstein, IEC Fellow 2011, Environment Reporter,

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 - TBA

November 3 - Global Climate Change, Global Challenges, Global Solutions
Tom Mullikin, J.D., IEC Fellow 2011, Principal, Mullikin Law Firm, Camden, SC

November 10 -  Environmental Justice
Chris Chaisson, United Houma Nation, Point-aux-Chen
Discussants:  TBA & Bob Thomas, IEC Director

November 17 - Closing Gathering