Green Speakeasy

The Green Speakeasy events were created to allow opportunity for faculty and graduate students from throughout the university to meet and learn about each other’s research areas with the goal of encouraging future collaboration and interdisciplinary work. If you have ideas for future speakers, please share them at

Upcoming Green Speakeasy Events

February 25, 2020
Emily Elliott, Director at the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education & Outreach           Dr. Dan Bain, Associate Director                                                                                                                      Dr. Eitan Shelef, Associate Director

"Pitt and Water Resources:  Building University-wide Capacity to Meet Water Sustainability Challenges”

Past Green Speakeasy Events

October 16, 2019
Shanti Gamper- Rabiadran, Associate Professor, GSPIA
Amy Wildermuth, Dean, Pitt Law

"Environmental Protection in the Trump Era: the Staining of Science, Economics and Legal Analysis”

April 4, 2017
Daniel Mosse
Professor, Computer Science
“Green Computing: Saving Energy In and Through Computing

February 7, 2017
Brian Thomas
Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science
“Managing What We Can’t See: Sustainable Groundwater Use”

November 15, 2016

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Associate Professor, GSPIA
“Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

April, 11, 2016
Emily Elliott
Associate Professor, Geology and Planetary Science
“When Science isn’t Enough” Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Nitrogen Problems

February 1, 2016
Patrick Manning
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History
Director, World History Center
“Shifts in Sustainability, Seen through Multidisciplinary World History

November 2, 2015
Jane Clougherty
Assistant Professor, Department to Environmental and Occupational Health
“Environmental Exposures and Human Health in Social Context

September 14, 2015
Jeremy Weber
Assistant Professor, GSPIA
“Can Economists Solve our Sustainability Challenges?”

April 14, 2015
Eric Beckman
Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
“Why Is It So Hard to Find Truly Green Products, Yet So Easy to Find Green-Washer Products?”

March 16, 2015
Bernie Goldstein
Former Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
“Marcellus Shale, Sustainability Science and the PA Supreme Court”

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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