At the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, researchers are using science and technology to search for solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, while educating the next generation of science leaders.


Video: Watch Phil Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller talk about their vision for the Schiller Institute.


Challenging Environmental Racism: From the Local to the Global

Join Dr. David Pellow and Rev. Mariama White-Hammond for a moderated discussion about environmental racism. Dr. Pellow is the Dehlsen and Department Chair of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He will present an overview of the challenge of environmental racism and an exploration of some of the most important dimensions of the struggle for environmental justice in the U.S. and globally. Drawing upon years of research, as well as personal involvement and participation in the movement for environmental justice, Pellow will offer analysis and critique, and describe measures for promoting collective action for transformative change. Rev. White-Hammond is the founding pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester, and is a prominent advocate for ecological & social justice, youth engagement, and Spirit-filled organizing. Drawing upon decades of engagement with Boston communities and viewing issues with an intersectional lens, she will offer remarks about ecological justice, local struggles and opportunities for justice in Boston.

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December 01

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

By the Numbers


new faculty


s.f. science center to house Schiller Institute


construction began

$300 M

University investment in the sciences

Q & A


Boston College Vice Provost for Research and DeLuca Professor of Biology Thomas Chiles has played an central role in the work of faculty and administrators to take the idea of an institute dedicated to integrated science and make it a reality. He recently spoke about the role of the new institute at BC and shifting approaches to solving complex problems in science and society

Tom Chiles

Vice Provost for Research and DeLuca Professor of Biology Thomas Chiles