Flash Talks from NYU Faculty

February 11, 2022 | 12 - 1 pm, EST
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The Climate Change Initiative will host its second Flash Talk session on Friday, February 11 from 12 - 1 pm, EST.

Faculty Speakers

Una Chaudhuri

Una Chaudhuri

Dean for the Humanities; Collegiate Professor & Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies; Director at Center for Experimental Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science/Tisch School of the Arts

“Signs, Wonders, Blunders: Dear Climate’s Wayfinding Ecospheric Curriculum"

Raul Lejano

Raul Lejano

Professor of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

"A Relational Approach to Communicating the Risks of Extreme Weather"

Bryce Rudyk

Bryce Rudyk

Director, International Environmental Law Program, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law; Director, UN Diplomacy Clinic
Adjunct Professor of Law, School of Law

"Reflecting the Reality of Climate Action: The International, Intergovernmental Climate Negotiations and Non-State Actors"

This event will be virtual. We plan to hold several in-person events later in 2022.

Past Events

Fall 2021 Flash Talks

October 22, 2021

Four NYU faculty presented flash talks about their research and how it relates to climate change.

Climate Connections Virtual Conference

April 23, 2021

Climate change touches on nearly all facets of modern life, necessitating an increasingly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to address open questions. Across our three degree-granting campuses, scholars are working from diverse disciplines, departments, schools, and units to advance climate change research and scholarship.

Purple flowers

The initiative kicked off on Friday, April 23 with a two-hour virtual event. We welcomed faculty, graduate students, and researchers from all three portals, who tuned in to discuss the Climate Change Initiative and its priorities: Food, Water, Environmental Justice, and the Protection of Ecosystems.


  • Yanoula Athanassakis, Clinical Associate Professor in English and Environmental Studies; Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs; Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative
  • Stacie Bloom, Vice Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer
  • Lisa Coleman, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation
  • Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, and Director of the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection
  • Cecil Scheib, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Laure Zanna, Professor in Mathematics & Atmosphere/Ocean Science at the Courant Institute

Event Protocols

At any indoor Climate Change Initiative event, all individuals must show NYU ID and Daily Screener green pass screen prior to entry to the Kimmel Center. While indoors, everyone must wear a mask/face covering that covers both the mouth and nose at all times. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people. It is the personal responsibility of those individuals who are not fully vaccinated to physically distance themselves.