Dr. Colin L. Soskolne as a Public Speaker & Specialized Consultant
Dr. Soskolne will consider speaking engagements subject to the nature of the event and in relation to his availability. Dr. Soskolne is currently based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He favours local/provincial engagements that are less impacting on his ecological footprint and busy schedule. High-impact opportunities outside of the province/country will be considered. Engagements are recommended that utilize teleconferencing, webinar-type and related technologies.
The subjects of occupational and environmental epidemiology, eco-epidemiology, professional ethics, scientific integrity, public health, global health, global governance, and sustainability lie at the heart of Dr. Soskolne's work, focussing on the public interest, locally, nationally, and globally. Discussed in academic or non-academic settings, Dr. Soskolne's novel and challenging approaches are intended not only to inform, but also to provide a framework for paradigm shifts in political and social action.
Through the 1980s, Dr. Soskolne was actively involved in AIDS research and prevention, both globally and locally. As part of this work, he gave what is believed to have been North America's first televised interview on October 23, 1986, to a morning network television show about the proper use of prophylactics (condoms) to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, as well as unintended pregnancies. Click on the play button to view this 10-minute interview.
Dr. Soskolne speaks about the health effects of living in the chemical complex in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan, and the need for capacity building on epidemiology at the International Public Health Symposium, Madrid, Spain, 20-22 October 2008. Click on the play button to view this 6:46-minute interview.
In this interview, Dr. Colin Soskolne explains the cyclic relationship between the human population and the ecosystem. Describing our opulent lifestyles and excessive pollution, he suggests that we may be getting exactly what we deserve. Click on the play button to view this 5:51-minute interview.
In early 2008, Dr. Soskolne's senior edited text Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance, comprising 27 contributed chapters over 450 pages, was launched by Lexington Books. The book is anchored in the Earth Charter as a set of readily accessible values and ethical principles for governments and societies around the world to embrace if our planet Earth is to be moved from a path that is unsustainable to one that is sustainable. Coincident with this book's completion was the Nobel Prize given to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 for their collective contributions to bringing attention to climate change. In this TV interview, Dr. Soskolne emphasizes that climate change is only one of the several serious manifestations that societies around the world need to be concerned about stemming from the current paradigm of an erroneous belief that there are no limits to growth.