Symposium and Celebration
  Aldo Leopold’s Graduation Centennial from the “Yale Forest School”

Friday April 3rd, 2009
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, Connecticut


Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Yale School of Foresty & Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street

8:30 – Registration and coffee
9 - 9:15 Welcome from Gus Speth, Dean
9:15 - 10:30 Leopold’s Evolving, Emerging Place in American Environmental History (Netcast | PDF transcript)
Moderator: Paul Sabin, Assistant Professor of Environmental History, Yale University
Discussants: Curt Meine, Susan Flader, Bill McKibben, Julianne Warren, Jed Purdy

1/2 hour break

11 - 12:15 Leopold’s Legacy—Actual and Potential—in Natural Resource Management (Netcast | PDF transcript)
Moderator:  Os Schmitz,  Oastler Prof of Population & Community Ecology & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Yale F&ES
Discussants: Harry Bader, Michael Bean, Pat Leavenworth, Zygmunt Plater, Courtney White

12:30 - 2 Lunch (Netcast | PDF transcript) Including conversation with Leopold’s daughter, Estella and his great-grand daughter, Clare Kazanski


2 - 3:15 Leopoldian Philosophy and Ethics: In the Academy and, More Important, Beyond (Netcast | PDF transcript)
Moderator: Stephen Kellert, Tweedy/Ordway Professor of Social Ecology, Yale F&ES
Discussants: Peter Brown, Baird Callicott, John Grim, Dale Jamieson, Sylvia Hood Washington

1/2 hour break

3:45 - 5 Looking forward: Leopold for the 21st century. 
What would he say to his hundredth anniversary class graduating this year?
(Netcast | PDF transcript)
Moderator: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer & Research Scholar, Yale F&ES and Yale Divinity School
Discussants: Sally Collins, Clive Hamilton, Bruce Jennings, Gene Likens, Melina Shannon-DePietro, Wes Jackson

hour break


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue

6 – 6:30 Sneak Preview and Discussion of “GreenFire,” a film about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold
Producer Steve Dunsky and Editor Ann Dunsky, United States Forest Service, and
Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Third Floor Auditorium