GCSE Science Dialogues

From November 2020 to June 2022, GCSE produced a 10-part series called Science Dialogues which covered a range of complex issues in biodiversity, conservation science, and climate change. Each short video was conducted in interview format and established a bilateral discussion between the interviewer and a scientist or leading expert.


You can watch the GCSE Science Dialogues below or on the GCSE YouTube channel.


GCSE Science Dialogues No. 10 - How Science Informs Local Solutions (June 2022)

In the June edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, Dr. Amy Zimmer-Faust, GCSE Senior Fellow for Local Climate Resilience, shares perspectives on how science informs local decision-making. A community of scientists and decision-makers working together offers opportunities to leverage existing assets while addressing complex environmental challenges.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 9 - Science Diplomacy and Multilateralism in the 21st Century (May 2022)

In the May edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, we are joined by Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra, Ph.D MPA, the Scientific Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research. Dr. Ibarra describes how IAI approaches transdisciplinary research, their recent science diplomacy work in the Caribbean, and their work in South America to help develop drought monitoring tools with funding from the EU.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 8 - Planting Seeds of Inclusivity to Combat Climate Change in Indigenous Communities (April 2022)

In the April edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, Dean Mario Montes-Helu from Tohono O'odham Community College, a GCSE Member Institution, discusses sustainability in the Tohono O'odham Nation region and surrounding Sonoran Desert, including the breadth of the value of sustainability from education to food systems to Indigenous culture and ways of knowing.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 7 - Collaborating with NASA: Predicting Cholera Outbreaks (March 2022)

In the March edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, GCSE board-member and noted microbiologist Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University, joins us. Dr. Colwell, a former Director of the National Science Foundation, explains her collaboration with NASA to utilize satellites in the tracking and prediction of cholera outbreaks.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 6 - Climate Urgency in South Asia (June 2021)

In June’s edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, Dr. Karim Ahmed, a Founder and Current Board Director for GCSE, discusses the current implications of black carbon and PM 2.5 pollution in the South Asian region on health and climate change. To learn more, read Dr. Ahmed's essay, "South Asia and Climate Change – Adapting to a Troubling Future".

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 5 - The Difference Each Tree Makes (May 2021)

In May’s edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, Binka Le Breton, founder of Iracambi, reflects on her experiences working with the Iracambi team to help reforest Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest one tree at a time- over 165,000 trees later. Learn more.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 4 - Thresholds for a Climate Positive Future (April 2021)

GCSE Executive Director Michelle Wyman is joined by GCSE Deputy Director Erica Goldman for a discussion about the upcoming GCSE 2022 conference theme and thresholds we can work toward to accelerate positive change.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 3 - If Not You, Then Who? (Feb. 2021)

In February’s edition of the GCSE Science Dialogues, Executive Director Michelle Wyman reflects on the words of 2021 GCSE Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Warren Washington, and raises questions about the role of scientists in alerting the public about environmental harm.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 2 - Crystal Chissell (Dec. 2020)

GCSE Executive Director Michelle Wyman speaks with Project Drawdown Senior Director Crystal Chissell about the Project Drawdown solutions framework and the power of collaborative, inclusive climate action.

GCSE Science Dialogues No. 1 - Frank Sesno (Nov. 2020)

Michelle Wyman, GCSE Executive Director, speaks with Frank Sesno, GCSE Board Vice Chair and founder of Planet Forward, about the value of science and discovery for solving the challenges facing humanity.