Speaker Series

As part of the center’s strategic plan to promote innovative thinking and engagement about environmental and land use law, each year CLEANR convenes a series of lectures on a particular environmental law issue. Past Speakers >

2016–2017 Events

  • Rocky Flats: Causes of Action

    November 18, 2016
    1:00–5:00 p.m.
    Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering

    This program will include presentations from the lead counsel in four landmark cases within the decades-long litigation that arose from the near meltdown and radioactive contamination at the covert Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility in Colorado. More event details >

  • Wayne Pacelle: The Humane Economy

    February 13, 2017
    12:00–1:00 p.m.
    Edu 1111


    Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, will discuss how animal rights activists have negotiated animal wellbeing and social change in Sea World, the egg and chicken industry, animal testing and humane science, and beyond.

  • As the Arctic Thaws: New Challenges, Remaining Issues

    April 2017

    Building on the successful Arctic I Symposium and Arctic II Roundtable, this program will extend discussions of the state of Arctic governance and ecosystem-based management, looking toward the next major challenges facing environmental governance in the region.