Advancing Research and Scholarship
at Boston College
at Boston College
The Environment and Society:
Research for a Changing World
Monday, December 5, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
This event will feature a keynote address by BC Law alum, Nathaniel Stinnett, J.D. '05, founder and CEO of Environmental Voter Project; panel discussions by Boston College faculty; and highlights of work done by both undergraduate and graduate students across the University.
Welcome & Keynote address by Nathaniel Stinnett, J.D. '05, Founder & CEO of Environmental Voter Project
"Modern Environmental Politics: big data, behavioral science, and getting environmentalists to vote"
Nathaniel Stinnett has over a decade of experience as a senior advisor, consultant, and trainer for political campaigns and issue-advocacy nonprofits. Recently dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist, Stinnett was named one of the 50 environmental visionaries that you’ll be talking about in 2016. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on US Senate, Congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns, and Stinnett is a frequent expert speaker on political strategy at campaign management trainings and top universities. Formerly an attorney at the international law firm of DLA Piper LLP, he is also widely recognized for his work as a land-use, environmental, and real estate attorney. Stinnett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and he lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
|12:45 p.m.||Keynote Q&A|
Faculty Presentation Session
Jeremy Shakun, Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Richard Sweeney, Assistant Professor, Economics
Conevery Bolton Valencius, Professor, History
Gautam N. Yadama, Dean, School of Social Work
Panel Discussion: Environmental Justice
David Deese, Professor, Political Science
Juliet Schor, Professor, Sociology
Holly VandeWall, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Philosophy
Judith Vessey, Lelia Holden Carroll Professor in Nursing, CSON
Corinne Wong, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
|3:00 p.m.||Student Research Exhibit Hall|
Student Research Presentations
Elisabeth Ames, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Liam Holland, Boston College Law School
Christopher Yu, Sociology and Philosophy
||Concluding Remarks & Awards
William P. Leahy, S.J., President, Boston College