Each academic year, the COE invites a small group of Wesleyan faculty and undergrads plus a noted outside scholar to join together in a yearlong discussion on a critical environmental issue. The Think Tank features a new theme, and new fellows, each year. This year’s COE Think Tank features (from top left): Janice P. Nimura, the Menakka and Essel Bailey ’66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Bailey College of the Environment; Katja Kolcio, associate professor of dance; Ella Doherty ‘24, a biology and environmental studies major; Debbra Goh ’24, an environmental studies and religion major with a minor in the College of East Asian Studies; Andrew Curran, William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities; and Ying Jia Tan, associate professor of history. The group will spend the academic year exploring the theme of “Reimagining Civilization in the Anthropocene.”
The College of the Environment stands with the people of Ukraine. Below are links to Wesleyan-related Ukraine events, support and coverage:
- Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Livestream Conversations (recordings and coverage)
- From the Wesleyan Connection: Wesleyan Community Connects with Civic Leaders in Ukraine
- From the Wesleyan Connection: Campus Community Supports Ukraine through Events, Talks, Rallies
- Politico: One Reason Russia is Struggling in Ukraine, by Victoria Smolkin
- Ukraine-Russia Reports: One of a Kind Refugee (3.2.22)
- Ukraine Reports: Thank you from Student Panelist (3.4.22)
- From Brandeis University International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
The College of the Environment, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Fries Center for Global Studies, and Russian, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies present a series of international livestream conversations with students, journalists, civic leaders, and others in Ukraine. Links to recordings of all past series events can be found below.
Week 7: Fri, April 22 at noon
Fries Center for Global Studies (Fisk 201)
Link to join online: bit.ly/ukraineseries
This week, we’re joined by investigative journalist Mustafa Nayyem, former Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, who is credited as catalyzing the Maidan protest in Kyiv in 2013 with his fierce defense of open journalism, democracy, freedom, and famous call to action stating, “Likes don’t count.” Nayyem was elected to the Ukrainian Rada Parliament in 2014 and in 2021 appointed as Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. He is currently in Kyiv, actively engaged in the defense against Russia.