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Speakers Program

The Speakers Program is a 2-credit course in Landscape Studies (LSS 100). It is offered as S/NC only and may be taken twice for credit. Three short papers and weekly readings related to the speakers' topics are required.

For more information, e-mail Reid Bertone-Johnson, Ann Leone or Steve Moga

Landscape, Design, and the Environment

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 7, 2017
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Studio Instructor/Field Station Manager, Lecturer, Landscape Studies, Smith College

"Landscape Experience and Perspective: Providing a basis for sorting truth from fiction and adaption to new realities"

September 14, 2017

Niall Kirkwood


September 21, 2017

Carolyn Finney, Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky


September 28, 2017

Diane Pataki, Professor of Biology, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, University of Utah


October 5, 2017

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:


Peter Kareiva, Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

"Data not Dogma: finding a better future for nature by questioning cherished conservation fables"

October 19, 2017

Joan Nassauer, FASLA, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment



October 26, 2017



November 2, 2017




November 9, 2017

Janet Milne, Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute, South Royalton, VT


November 16, 2017

Jungyoon Kim, Founder and Principal of PARKKIM, Landscape Architects, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Visiting Design Critic, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design School, 2017-2018


November 30, 2017

Richard N. Palmer, University Director of the DOI Northeast Climate Center, UMass-Amherst

"What Unexpected Things to Begin to Expect: Climate Change Impacts in the Northeast"

December 7, 2017

LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus Biological Sciences presents:





December 14, 2017



Additional information will be posted as it becomes available

LSS 100/Speakers Program meets in Weinstein Auditorium-Wright Hall from 3:00 - 4:50 pm. The Smith College community is welcome to attend.