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[Yale Explores] Yale Explores...Planetary Health: Safeguarding Human Health and the Natural Systems on Which It Depends

Wednesday, Oct 3 2018 at 6:30 - 10:00 pm EDT

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

From Yale Explores: Humans are living longer and more prosperous lives than ever before, and the agricultural, industrial, and technological advances of the last century have created the conditions for better health across the globe. At the same time, this progress is taking a toll on the planet, and there is growing evidence that Earth’s capacity to sustain the growing human population is declining. The newly emerging field of planetary health strives to address these challenges by examining not only human health and environmental considerations, but also the political, economic, and social systems that shape our societies. Join Yale professors Daniel Esty, Ann Kurth, and Paul Turner for a wide-ranging exploration of planetary health and the research, collaborations, and policy implications that are resulting from their work. Moderator Margaret Warner ’71 Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Former Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour Faculty Daniel Esty ’86 J.D. Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Ann Kurth ’90 MSN Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing Paul Turner Acting Dean of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Closing Remarks Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology