Past Events

Oct
12

25th Annual Otis Lecture – Carolyn Finney

The Bates College Philip J. Otis Committee invites you to attend The 25th Annual Otis Lecture, made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 Endowment Carolyn Finney,…

Oct
25
2021

24th Annual Otis Lecture, Winona LaDuke – Postponed from 2020.

Winona LaDuke, economist, activist, and author, will deliver a talk titled:  “The 7th Fire and a Just Transition:  Indigenous People and the Next Economy” A book…

Nov
4
2019

2019 Otis Lecture featuring Ross Gay, “Delight, Gratitude, Joy: Entangle Me” 11/4/19

The annual Otis lecture is made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 Endowment.

Apr
1
2019

“Urban Agriculture, Aquaponics, and the Future of Food Justice in the City” 4/1/19

Lecture and Discussion with Yemi Amu, co-founder of Oko Farm, Brooklyn NYC.

Mar
20
2019

EnviroLunch – Student Stories from the Field

Maggie O’Shea: Intern, Sierra Club, Rocky Mt. Chapter
Nell Pearson: Historical Horticulture Intern, Plimoth Plantation
Lars Schuster: Intern, Fishpond
Elliot Wilson: La Plata Open Space Conservancy

Jan
30
2019

Daegan Miller

“The Work Of Imagination In the Age of Catastrophe” 1/30/19

Oct
27
2018

2018 Annual Otis Lecture, Elizabeth Rush,

“On Rising: Exertion, Activism, and Art in the Age of Climate Change”

Oct
5
2018

“Trespassing Across America,” Lecture by Ken Ilgunas 10/5/18

Ken Ilgunas walked 1,700 miles across North America, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, from Hardisty, Alberta, to the Gulf Coast of Texas….

Nov
20
2014

Aaron Strong

“Devils in the Details: The Roles for Scientific Engagement in the Development of California’s Climate Policy”