Snap Talk

Perspectives on Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

This year’s Sustainability Symposium theme, Perspectives on Sustainability, invites us to consider the ubiquitous and contested term “sustainability” and how it is differently understood. Join us as we hear an interdisciplinary panel of faculty share perspectives on “sustainability” – that slippery and contentious term – from their research, life, or disciplinary perspective. As we learn from these diverse perspectives, we invite you to consider what this term means to you and how we can focus on common objectives for equitable, thriving human and natural communities, regardless of what we call it.

1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Meet the Panel

Tulu Bayar

Professor of Art and Chair of Art and Art History

Leandro Bonfim

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Peter Wilshusen

Professor of Environmental Studies & Sciences

Deborah Sills

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Austin Wadle


Post-Doctoral to Tenure track in Civil & Environmental Engineering


Coralynn V. Davis – Chair of the Faculty; Chair, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Anthropology