2016 Fall Lecture Series

All lectures are free and open to the public. No registration required.

William H. and Jane Torrence Harder 20th Anniversary Lecture
Scholars, Hermits, and People of the Land
Gary Snyder, Poet, scholar, cultural critic, and Professor Emeritus of English, University of California at Davis 
Wednesday, August 24, 5:30 p.m; Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Garden Party to follow at the Botanic Garden
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 The Woman Who Seeded the Earth: A Haudenosaunee Ecology
Amber Meadow Adams, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University of Buffalo
Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 p.m; Statler Auditorium

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William J. Hamilton Lecture    
Planting in a Post-Wild World
Claudia West, Author, Planting Designer and International Landscape Architect
Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium


Class of 1945 Lecture
The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World
Wade Davis,
Ph.D., National Geographic Society Explorer for the Millenium; Anthropology Professor and Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk, University of British Columbia
Friday, October 14, 7:30 p.m; Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

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Audrey O’Connor Lecture
Bread, Wine, Chocolate: Saving and Savoring Our Favorite Endangered Foods
Simran Sethi, Author, journalist, academic associate, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m; Statler Auditorium


Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture
It’s For the Birds
Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware
Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m; Statler Auditorium

One credit course

Students can attend Cornell Botanic Gardens Lecture Series, Hort 4800, as  a one-credit, S/U course. On non-lecture Wednesdays, the class meets to discuss content from the previous week. Students are required to write a reaction paper for each lecture.