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Wednesday, March 27th Keystone Series World Café Interdisciplinary Topic Discussion 
Hicks Library (B853) 5:30PM - 8:00PM

The World Café is an interactive event format that allows participants to shape the direction and scope of the content discussed in large group dialogue.  For more information, check out this page with a short video.

5:30PM Doors Open and Light Dinner Served
6:00PM Event Starts

Welcome, Sponsor Recognition and Moderator Introduction by ESE Program Head Dr. Linda Lee

Summary of the Evening's Agenda by Session Moderator, Dr. Elizabeth McNie

Brief Overview of Natural Gas Extraction in the Popular and Academic Press

World Café Discussion Topic Walkthrough

Small Group Discussions on Topics of Interest

Large Group Reflection

8:00PM Event Ends


Tuesday, April 2nd Keystone Series Film Screening 
Hicks Library (B853) 4:30PM - 7:00PM

4:30PM Doors Open
5:00PM Event Starts

Video Screenings:

  • Unearthed, The Fracking Facade
  • Fault Lines: Fracking in America, Al Jazeera
7:00PM Event Ends


Wednesday, April 10th Keystone Series Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion 
Pfendler Hall Deans Auditorium 5:30PM - 8:00PM 

5:30PM Doors Open and Informal Reception
Light Refreshments and Informal Conversation

Please note, the room will be full. If you want to ensure good seats, we encourage you to arrive during the reception.

6:00PM Event Starts

Welcome, Sponsor Recognition, and Moderator Introduction by ESE Program Director Dr. Linda Lee

Recap of ESE Program World Cafe Keystone Series Event 

Summary of the Evening's Agenda by Session Moderator, Dr. Otto Doering

A 5 minute overview

Panel Perspectives (8-10 minutes each)
  • Dr. Wally Tyner, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics    
  • Todd Melby, 2 Below Zero, BlackGoldBoom.com
  • Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston University, Department of Sociology       
  • Dr. Ursula Rick, Western Energy Alliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Dr. Don Siegel, Syracuse University, Department of Earth Sciences (joining via video conference)
7:00PM Q&A
  • Questions from panelists to panelists
  • Questions from the audience
      - Includes questions from the first event and questions from satellite locations
Moderator Overview & Summary Minute for Each Panelist

Announcements and Thank You

8:00PM Event Ends