Experiencing World Class Experts

Each semester we bring world-class experts from other universities, corporations and community organizations to campus. These visits provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for CSM students and faculty to:

  • Learn from and be inspired by thought leaders from around the world
  • Grow their professional networks
  • Map educational and career paths that will enable them to work as engineers for just, socially responsible and sustainable solutions.

To add yourself to the listserv of upcoming events email humanitarian@mines.edu. We maintain an archive of videotaped lectures.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events will be announced here.

SPRING 2017

Dr. Paul Polak: "Three Ideas to Change the World...and the Multinational Companies they Inspired."

Paul’s talk will focus on how his new breed of multinationals combines radically-affordable technology with radically-decentralized supply chains to earn big profits serving customers who live on less than $2/day. Paul’s groundbreaking work has moved more than 20 million people around the world out of poverty. 5 – 6:15 pm Tuesday April 25, Metals Hall in Green Center.

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Bret Ericson: "Cleaning up the World's Most Life-Threatening Pollution."

 

 

Poor characterization of soil pollution in low- and middle- income countries is thought to be a significant contributor to disease. Hear how Bret Ericson, Director of Operations for Pure Earth, has identified toxic sites and managed remediation projects in 30+ countries that suffer from heavy metals and pesticides contamination. 4-5 pm Wednesday April 19, Berthoud Hall, Room 243.

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ConocoPhillips WE2ST Speaker Adam Mayer: "Insights on the Social Context of Unconventional Energy in Colorado: Partisanship, Paradox, and Political Identity"

This talk will explore how political affiliation does – and does not – affect views towards oil and gas development in Colorado, and how avoiding sharp polarization can facilitate cooperation between industry, government, and communities. 4-5 pm Wednesday April 12, Brown Building West, Room 280.

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James Anaya: "Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples: A Human Rights Perspective. "

James Anaya is the current Dean of the University of Colorado Law School. He served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, where he monitored the human rights conditions of indigenous peoples worldwide, addressed violations rights, and promoted practical measures to secure indigenous peoples’ rights. 4-5 pm Wednesday March 22, Berthoud Hall, Room 108.

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Panel Discussion: "Beyond Compliance: Cultural Heritage as a Missing Dimension of CSR"

Hear from a pioneering private developer how cultural heritage is unlocking unique value for a master-planned community in CO. 6-7 pm Wednesday February 15, Metals Hall at the Green Center. Reception to follow.

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FALL 2016

Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents “Specialization Is For Insects”

An alumni retrospective on the value of a Mines education in a changing job market and emergence of CSR as an engineering core competency by Joey Tucker (Exxon Mobile and Mines Alumni) 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, CO (Coolbaugh) 209.

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HE & Peace Corp Prep Voluteering Opportunity

Garlic Seeding at Warren Tech’s ACRES Garden in collaboration with the RRCC IDEA Lab. 10-1pm. Saturday, November 12, @ ACRES 13300 West 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO, 80228.

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Striving to Achieve Environmental Justice in the Conejos Land Grant Region of Southern Colorado

HE&CSR Speaker Series presents Striving to Achieve Environmental Justice in the Conejos Land Grant Region of Southern Colorado by Andrea Guajardo (Mines Alumni; Conejos Clean Water, Founder and Rural Project Services, President). 2-3.15 pm. Thursday, November 10, CO (Coolbaugh) 131.

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Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents Engineering for Development: Sustainable Household Water Supply Systems in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean

Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents Engineering for Development: Sustainable Household Water Supply Systems in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean by Dr. Michael MacCarthy (Mercer University and Mines Alumni) 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, MZ (Marquez Hall) 326.

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HE Community Event

Join us starting at 5 pm to have some food, fun and games! You do not want to miss this event! Dr. Juan Lucena will also have special announcements, 5-7pm. Thursday, November 3, GRL (Geology Museum’s GRL Room).

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Relations Between Mining Multinationals and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Suriname

Relations Between Mining Multinationals and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Suriname” Presentation, with Guest Speakers Dr. Marieke Heemskerk and Jurgen Plein. 4-5pm. Tuesday, November 1, MZ (Marquez Hall) 326.

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Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents The Value of Social Data in Mining

Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents The Value of Social Data in Mining by Deanna Kemp (CSRM) 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, MZ (Marquez Hall) 122.

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Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents Prescriptions for Helping Poor People Help Themselves: What Engineers Need to Know

Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents Prescriptions for Helping Poor People Help Themselves: What Engineers Need to Know by Dr. Paul Polak, Author of “Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail”, Founder and CEO of Windhorse International, Founder of Paul Polak Enterprises and International Development Enterprises (iDE) 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, GC Metals Hall.

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