BFCSEC presents: The Climate and Biodiversity Crisis: Moving Toward a Global Awakening? (click for flyer)

  • Who: Free and open to the public
  • When: 5:00–6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Where: Remote (Zoom)
  • How: Please scroll down to watch the complete recording.

Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Brooks is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She completed her PhD at Stanford University studying international ocean policy, with a focus on marine protection in the Antarctic. During that time she was also a core member of The Last Ocean, a grand-scale media project focused on the Ross Sea. Her efforts helped drive the adoption of the world’s largest marine protected area in the Ross Sea, Antarctica – one of healthiest and most productive marine ecosystems left on Earth. In 2015, she was awarded a Switzer Fellowship in Environmental Leadership. During her previous graduate work at Moss Landing Marine Labs, she studied Antarctic toothfish in the Ross Sea, a population that supports the most remote fishery on Earth. Cassandra has worked in the lab, underwater, and at sea – including five research cruises to Antarctica – and has presented and published her work around the world. Cassandra is also trained as a Science Communicator through the University of California Santa Cruz and has published more than 150 articles and multi-media stories about marine science and the environment. Cassandra is also Science Faculty with Homeward Bound, a global women's leadership initiative set in Antarctica.



BFCSEC presents: Can Humans & Nature Coexist? The Fundamental Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainability and Climate Change (click for flyer)

  • Who: Free and open to the public
  • When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Where: Old Main Chapel, CU Boulder
  • Time: 5:30–6:30 PM



CU Presidential Finalist Forum with Mark Kennedy

  • When: Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Where: Macky Auditorium
  • Time: 10:15 AM–11:15 AM

1. Do you accept the scientific consensus on climate change, i.e., Earth's climate is changing and humans are the principal cause?

2. What do you see as the role of CU in addressing and mitigating the impacts of climate change?

3. What do you see as the role of CU in educating society on the scientific basis and societal implications of climate change, from local (e.g., CU students and Colorado) to global?

4. What are some of the vulnerabilities of the CU System to climate change?



2018 CU Climate & Health Research Summit