2021 Lear Conant Guest Speaker

Billy Blaise Dufala

Director of Residencies and Cofounder of RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency)

2021 Lear Conant Guest Speaker

Marian Chertow

Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Marian Chertow’s research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, waste management, business/environment issues, circular economy, and urban sustainability. Her research has championed the study of industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses globally. She has conducted many studies of industrial ecology in China and India, as a means of assessing environmental benefits alongside economic ones. In 2019 she received the highest recognition of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, its Society Prize, for her “outstanding contributions to the field.”

 Prior to Yale, Professor Chertow spent ten years in environmental business and state and local government including service as president of a bonding authority that built a billion dollars worth of waste infrastructure. She is a frequent international lecturer, serves as an Advisor to the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Trane Technologies, Inc, is

2021 Lear Conant Guest Speaker

Max Liboiron

Associate Professor of Geography and Director of Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), Memorial University of Newfoundland

2021 Lear Conant Guest Speaker

Robin Nagle

Clinical Professor of Anthropology, NYU School for Liberal Studies, and Anthropologist-In-Residence, New York City Department of Sanitation

Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence for New York City’s Department of Sanitation, teaches anthropology and environmental studies at NYU, where she is a clinical professor in Liberal Studies.

2021 Lear Conant Guest Speaker

Samantha MacBride

Section Chief, Research and Optimization, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Baruch College