2014 Symposium Speakers

Joe Roman

Keynote Speaker - Joe Roman
Joe Roman is a conservation biologist and researcher at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont and a Hrdy Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. His research, focusing on endangered species conservation and marine ecology, has appeared in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, and many other journals. Joe is the author of Whale and Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act, winner of the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2012. He has written for Audubon, New Scientist, The New York Times, Slate, and other publications.

Joe is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil to research invertebrate conservation and a McCurdy Fellowship at the Duke University Marine Lab to examine the ecological role of whales in the oceans. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and his master's degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. Born and raised in New York, Joe considers King Kong as an early conservation influence.

Andrew Revkin
Photo courtesy of Daniel Revkin

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin has been writing about environmental sustainability for more than three decades, from the Amazon to the White House to the North Pole, mainly for The New York Times. He has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship.

As the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, he teaches courses in blogging, environmental communication and documentary film. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication. Drawing on his experience with his Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin speaks to audiences around the world about the power of the Web to foster progress. 

 Additional speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

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