Message from the Director

Welcome to the Center for the Environment, Purdue’s hub for interdisciplinary research, learning, and service activities related to pressing environmental challenges. Our affiliated faculty and students are working on many environmental challenges, and we are always interested in helping to build new connections and collaborations. Please contact me or come to one of our many events on campus to learn more.

– Leigh Raymond, Director
Center for the Environment

New Perspectives on Sustainability and Resilience


March 23-24, 2017

Discovery Park's Center for the Environment to be led by Tim Filley as interim director

May 9, 2017

Effective July 1, Timothy Filley, professor of geochemistry and soil science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Agronomy, will serve as the interim director of Discovery Park's Center for the Environment (C4E). Filley is one of the founding members of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center and serves on the executive committee for C4E.

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More than 200 economists and policy advisers from around the world gather for landmark global trade meeting

June 7, 2017

 For many people, the Great Recession of 2007-09 was an unwelcome revelation as to how interdependent global economies had become. The economic downturn in the United States triggered economic slowdowns in many countries. As TheEconomist noted in a 2009 article, “a downturn anywhere would become a downturn everywhere.” 

Yet, that reality had long been recognized by leading economists and researchers. That’s why many of them find more significance in the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), a collaboration of more than 15,000 researchers in 170 countries that revolutionized the analysis of trade policies and their global impact. 

More than 225 economists, including representatives from the World Trade Organization, various United Nations and government offices and other leading international institutions and universities will convene at Purdue University June 7-9 for the 20thAnnual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, a gathering that started in 1998, six years after the founding of GTAP at Purdue University. 

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