Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability


  • October 15, 2015 "Are We At Home in the Cosmos? Creation as Gift and Challenge"

    Presented by Sister Ilia Delio, OSF 

    Pigott Auditorium, 7 PM

    Please join us for this inaugural “St. Francis of Assisi Annual Lecture” for the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. It is also the first 2015-2016 Catholic Heritage Lecture for Seattle University's ICTC . The lecture and related events will focus on the First Principle and Foundation of the Spiritual Exercises, that is, creation as the expression of God’s love. Delio and panelists will call us to share in a sense of gratitude which will ground us when confronting the realities of ecological injustice.  

    Ilia Delio, OSF, is a Franciscan Sister of Washington D.C. and Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University. With doctorates in pharmacology and historical theology, Delio offers a unique perspective on the interconnections between science and religion, particularly in light of current conversations on climate change and environmental justice. 


    October 22, 2015 "Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change"

    Presented by Dr. Yoram Bauman

    Bannan 102, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

    Dr. Yoram Bauman, of Carbon WA, presents "Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change." Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics department’s honor society, is sponsoring the talk, along with the Department of Economics and the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. More information can be found at 

    Yoram is a PhD environmental economist--and "stand-up economist"--who co-authored (with Alan Durning of Sightline Institute) the 1998 book Tax Shift that helped inspire the revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia. He is also the co-author (with Shi-Ling Hsu) of a 2012 NY Times op-ed piece about the BC carbon tax and the co-author (with Grady Klein) of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics. He lives in Seattle with his wife Laura and their 1-year-old daughter Zadie.

    CEJS Conference Information  

    For videos and information about our August 2014 conference, Just Sustainability, click here. Please check back later this summer for our 2016 conference's call for papers.