Schedule of Nelson Institute fall events

The Nelson Institute is hosting a number of public events this fall that may be of interest to the CALS community. See the highlights, listed below. For a full schedule of events, visit

Thursday, Sept. 14
Free public lecture
Searching for Answers on a Warming Planet: Why We May Need Climate Engineering
with Simon Nicholson, Director, Global Environmental Politics Program; Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
5:30 PM  • 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building •
1513 University Avenue
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Wednesday, Sept. 20
The Color of Food: Reflecting on our Food Movement
with Natasha Bowens, Author of The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming
7:00 PM  • Deluca Forum • Discovery Building •
330 North Orchard Street
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Thursday, Sept. 28
Free public lecture
Energy Dialogues and Energy Citizenship: Public Engagement in Energy Sustainability Transitions
with Knut H. Sørensen, Professor, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
4:00 PM  • 8417 Social Science •  1180 Observatory Drive
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Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Thursday, Oct. 12
Fall Symposium
Wisconsin Ecology 23rd Annual Fall Symposium
with Dr. Julian Olden, Associate Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
3:00 PM  • Varsity Hall • Union South • 1308 Dayton Street
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Thursday, Oct. 19
Free public lecture
Jordahl Public Lands Lecture
with Carolyn Finney, Author of Black Faces, White Spaces; Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky
7:00 PM  • Shannon Hall •  Wisconsin Union Theater •
800 Langdon Street
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Friday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 5
Free environmental film festival
Tales from Planet Earth: Land is Life
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Wednesday, Nov. 15
Free public lecture
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
with Pete Mara, Director, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
7:00 PM  • Deluca Forum • Discovery Building •
330 North Orchard Street
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Save the Date
12th Annual Earth Day Conference
Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center •Madison, Wisconsin
*registration required