Events and Activities

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Workshop Roundtables

CLEANR’s Workshop Roundtables are the center’s core initiative. Bringing together leading policymakers, industry representatives, activists, scientists, and scholars, the roundtables play a critical role in CLEANR’s ongoing efforts to identify and address gaps in existing research, advance knowledge and engagement, build advocacy networks, and promote policy action on important and emerging environmental issues.


CLEANR hosts and supports public conferences for a broad range of audiences that bring together a variety of perspectives from multiple disciplines. The center has hosted or co-hosted interdisciplinary conferences on environmental topics including desalination, ocean health, energy development, de-extinction, climate justice, offshore oil drilling, and more.

Speaker Series

In order to promote innovative thinking and engagement with issues concerning environmental and land use law, CLEANR convenes an annual series of targeted lectures and panels featuring the fields' most current research.

Environmental Literature and Film Series

Working in collaboration with the UCI Law Environmental Law Society, CLEANR convenes an annual series featuring both new and foundational works in literature and film addressing a range of environmental, land use, and natural resource issues. Discussions are facilitated by UCI Law faculty, and often involve the creators of the featured works.

Summer Sustainability Series

CLEANR co-hosts an international interdisciplinary summer institute for future sustainability leaders. Launched in 2011, the UCI Summer Seminar Series "Empowering Sustainability on Earth," co-hosted by the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, presents a range of seminars each July for members of the next generation of leaders of global sustainability from over 70 countries around the world.

Fall 2021 Events