Speaking Engagements

Public Speaking

As a journalist, educator, and research professor, my work is in high demand and I’d love to share what I know with your audience. I receive many requests for speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars; and with enough time, I would love to prepare a great experience for your organization. Contact me: lisa@lisa-palmer.com


Fortify Your Reporting With Facts And Figures, SciLine , Public Media Journalism Association Conference at National Public Radio, Washington, D.C., June 6, 2024.

World Press Freedom Day: Journalism For The Planet, Our Voices, VOA Africa TV, May 7, 2024.

Rethinking Environmental and Climate Journalism Education, Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., April 5, 2024.


United Nations, Climate Week Event, Sustainable Futures, Sept. 19, 2023.

Global Futures Conference, Healthy, Safe, and Secure Food For the Global Population (moderator), New York, NY, Sept. 21, 2023.

The Big Think: Extinction Solutions Index, Brooklyn, NY, Sept 14, 2023.

Weaving the Personal Into the Global and Political: Environmental Stories Close to the Bone, Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho, April 22, 2023.

Environmental Communication: Sustainability, storytelling. and communicating on climate, health, and the environment. The GW Climate and Health Institute, Washington, DC, March 8, 2023.

Keynote Speaker, Climate Crisis, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, Feb. 27, 2023.

Keynote Speaker, World on a Plate: The fragility of the world’s food systems and how to fix them amid a changing climate, Walking Mountain Science Center, Vail, CO, Jan. 25, 2023. 


D. C. Science Writers Association, How science communicators can deal with hate and harassment, Professional Development Conference, Washington, DC, July 23, 2022.

American University, Investigative Reporting Workshop, Science Reporting and Investigations, June 8, 2022.  

The George Washington University, Faculty Seminar on Urban Governance, Multidisciplinary Collaboration, and Climate Change. Climate Change and the City: Building Communication Capacity for Urban Sustainability and Adaptation. Apr. 21, 2022.

American University, Conflict Cuisine: From Local to Global. Food in the Anthropocene: Making Peace with Nature, Feb. 24, 2022

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Calderwood Environmental Seminar in Public Writing. Feb. 22, 2022

New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Newsroom: Science Journalism. Jan. 31, 2022.

Global Futures Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2022. New York, NY. Food Security and Climate Change.


The Contagion Next Time: Book Discussion with Boston University School of Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the Pulitzer Center. Nov. 2, 2021. 

State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Writing for Self-Advocacy and Expression.  Oct. 29, 2021.

University of Arizona, Honors Program. Calderwood Seminar in Environmental Writing, Oct. 27, 2021

Food Meets Science Conference, The Best Chef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. What is Sustainability? Sept. 14, 2021.

Linda Hall Library and International Relations Council of Kansas City. Toward 10.9 Billion: Challenges of Global Population Growth, Jul 29, 2021. 

American University, Conflict Cuisine. Coming to Peace with Nature, March 5, 2021.

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Calderwood Lecture. Science, Technology and International Affairs, March 1, 2021. 

Hiram College, Bissell Lecture Series, Science, Story and Wonder, February 23 and 25, 2021. 

Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Environmental Studies Graduate Colloquium. Science Communication, November 12, 2020.

The George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs, Conversations in Science Communication, 2020-2021.

University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, May 2020. Commencement address to students receiving master’s and doctoral degrees. Video archive.

University of Utah, College of Science ACCESS, July 2019. Seminar for freshmen in STEM.

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, April 23-26, 2019, Multiple seminars and keynote on campus covering environmental communication, journalism, and creative writing.

The University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Dec. 5, 2018, Environment and Sustainability, Culinary Mind Network, hosted by the Philosophy Department.

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Sept. 23-26, 2018, Multiple seminars on campus covering environmental studies, journalism, and creative writing.

The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C., April 20, 2018 World Bank Roundtable: Sustainable Development and the Healthy Future of Food.

University of Iowa College of Public Health, Research Week Keynote speaker, Global food security for peace, agricultural development, health and prosperity, April 3-4, 2018. 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Seminar Under-reported and urgent stories on climate change, food security, and public health. November 29 and 30, 2017. 

Global Food Security, May 18, 2017, Center for Security and International Studies, Washington, D.C