An Evening Discussion on Science, Ecology, and Hope


Omni Shoreham January 8, 2019 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

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John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker
Harrison Watson
Frank Sesno
Tom Lovejoy

Many of the world’s greatest scientific stories begin with a journey into wonder. An exploration into the very nature of life’s most intimate questions: “Where do we come from? Why are we here?” In the groundbreaking trilogy Journey of the Universe, an elegant narrative story of the universe is presented that illuminates and celebrates the profound role humans play in the flourishing of Earth. This immense sweep of cosmic history is distilled into a highly-acclaimed film that aired nationally on PBS, a book (published by Yale University Press), and an engaging series of conversations that weaves together modern scientific discoveries with the enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions worldwide.

Join us for a dynamic discussion and film screening of the Journey of the Universe. This interactive event will include the film’s executive producers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, along with Harrison Watson, a student at Jackson State University who will share his perspective as a student environmental journalist.

Presenters:

  • Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • John Grim, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Harrison Watson, Biology Student, Jackson State University
  • Frank Sesno, Director, Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
  • Tom Lovejoy, Professor, George Mason University and Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation