**Note that this is a draft syllabus and that the order of our guest discussants may change. Discussants may also alter their conversation starter assignments as this is finalized**

DiscussantConversation Starter
Norm Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for EthicsEmily Bernhardt, James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry and Chair, Department of BiologyAn essay by Margaret Atwood “It’s Not Climate Change – It’s Everything Change”
A TED talk by Katharine Hayhoe  “Let’s Talk About Climate Change” 
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of EnglishRead Joshua Lederberg’s essay “Infectious History” 
Alex Glass, Senior Lecturer in Geology and Climate Earth and Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the EnvironmentStudents should watch the documentary Shored Up
Adriane Lentz-Smith, Associate Professor of History, African & African-American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist StudiesExcerpts from Andy Horowitz’s Katrina, A History 1915-2015 and from the documentary film When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 
Public Talk by Naomi Oreskes, Historian of Science, Harvard UniversityReserved seats for UNIV 102 Students at 5pm Talk
Engagement opportunities for small group conversations in the afternoon
Kathleen Donohue, Professor of BiologyExcerpts from the Collection of Essays Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Ryan Emanuel, Associate Professor of Hydrology, Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights at the Nicholas School of the EnvironmentWay Beyond the Lifeboat: An Indigenous Allegory of Climate Justice by Kyle White
Fall Break
Deb Reisinger, Associate Professor of the Practice of French and Director of the Language Outreach InitiativeWatch the documentary Human Flow by Ai Weiwei and read the Groundswell report summary here
Jennifer Lawson, Clinical Associate in Pediatrics at Duke General Pediatric and Adolescent Health and Faculty Associate at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine“When ANT meets SPIDER: Social theory for arthropods”, pp. 209-215 in Tim Ingold’s book Material Agency and excerpts from the book Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves
Steven Sexton, Mark and Lynne Florian Assistant Professor of Public PolicyExcerpts from the Pope’s Encyclical Letter Laudato Si of the Holy Father Francis On Care for our Common Home and a review of the encyclical,  “The Pope & the Market” by economist William D. Nordhaus
Saskia Cornes, Assistant Professor of the Practice at Franklin Humanities Institute and Program Director of Duke Campus FarmParable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Rick Larrick, Hanes Corporation Foundation Professor, Professor of Management and Organizations, and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Fuqua School of BusinessRead this short essay “Why Climate-friendly menus matter” by Jennifer Molidor. Your assignment is to make the menu from one of your favorite places to eat on campus into a climate friendly menu.
Nick Carnes, Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political ScienceYour assignment is to listen to (not argue with) a Climate Change skeptic, either one you already know over Thanksgiving Break OR one you find online. They must be amateur skeptics (not professional pundits)
Jie Liu, George B. Geller Professor of ChemistryListent to this podcast from Marketplace’s Molly Wood “If batteries are the future, how can we make them better”