Immersion Program Lectures & Related Resources

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The scholars who were invited to present at Socio-Environmental Immersion Program workshops were asked to provide an overview of their respective disciplines, covering history, foundational theories and methods, and linkages within the overall discipline to socio-environmental issues and research. Scholars were also asked to cover in-depth their specific subdiscipline or area of expertise within their field as it relates to socio-environmental work. The original lecture formats varied in terms of length, style, and organization of ideas. In the edited video lectures offered here, we created modules that are each 30–45 minutes in length and that present a coherent subset of the ideas covered in the entire lecture. No content was cut, but lectures were edited to maintain internal consistency and to provide educators and students with stand-alone modules that can be watched separately or in sequence.

Along with each video lecture, we provide a written summary of lecture content, as well as the reading list suggested by the original presenter. We also include, for download as a PDF file, the slides used by the presenter. Full citations for all images seen on the slides in the video lectures are provided in the PDF file, and copyright was requested for all images (many are registered under Creative Commons licenses, and all use is for free, educational purposes only and so falls under fair use).

The links below lead to the landing page for each workshop, where you can find links to the individual lectures.

Immersion Program Lectures & Related Resources

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Network Science and Ecology

The distinguished scholar for the Network Science and Ecology Immersion Workshop is Dr. Jennifer Dunne, Professor and Vice President for Science at the Santa Fe Institute.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Behavioral Economics

The distinguished scholar for the Behavioral Economics Immersion Workshop is Dr. Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Business and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 09:00
Environmental Policy Immersion Program

SESYNC is hosting a 3-day Environmental Policy Immersion Program for post-doctoral researchers in fields pertinent to socio-environmental research.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Political Ecology

The distinguished scholar for the Political Ecology Immersion Workshop is Dr. Jesse Ribot, Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Environmental History

The distinguished scholar for the Environmental History Immersion Workshop is Dr. Sam White, Associate Professor of Environmental History, Ohio State University

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Change in Socio-Environmental Systems

The distinguished scholars for the Change in Socio-Environmental Systems Immersion Workshop are Stephen Carpenter, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Simon Levin, Princeton University; Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho; Karen Seto, Yale University; and Oran Young, UC Santa Barbara.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Anthropology

The distinguished scholars for the Anthropology Immersion Workshop are Eduardo S. Brondizio, Indiana University Bloomington; Paige West, Barnard College and Columbia University; Michael Paolisso, University of Maryland; Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, University of California Davis; and Bonnie McCay, Rutgers University.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Sociology

The distinguished scholars for the Sociology Immersion Workshop were Andrew Jorgenson, Boston College; Lori Peek, Colorado State University; Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University; Thomas Rudel, Rutgers University; and Dana Fisher, University of Maryland.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Economics

The distinguished scholars for the Economics Immersion Workshop were Dr. Peter Schuhmann, University of North Carolina-Wilmington; Dr. Sheila Olmstead, University of Texas-Austin; and Dr. Jim Boyd, Resources for the Future and SESYNC. 

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:00
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Ecology

The distinguished scholars for the Ecology Immersion Workshop were Dr. Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee; Dr. Brian McGill, University of Maine; Dr. Whendee Silver, University of California-Berkeley; and Dr. Bill Fagan, University of Maryland.