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.

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