Yale Explores… Planetary Health: Safeguarding Human Health and the Natural Systems on Which It Depends

October 3, 2018
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA

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.


Margaret Warner ’71
Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Former Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour


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

  • Panelist, Dan Esty (right), conversing with guests during the post-reception.
  • Guests enjoying the reception in the Grand Hall Main Lobby.
  • Panelist, Ann Kurth (right), conversing with guests during the post-reception.
  • Panelist, Paul Turner (left), with guests during the post-reception.
  • President Peter Salovey addressing the audience.
  • Guests enjoying the presentation in the Grand Hall Overlook of the National Constitution Center.
  • Yale Club of Philadelphia President Mark Curchack welcomes guests.
  • Yale Explores Philadelphia presenters (left to right) Mark Curchack, Paul Turner, Ann Kurth, Peter Salovey, Margaret Warner, and Dan Esty.
  • Guests networking at the reception at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
  • Guests posing for a photo in Signers Hall.