Conversations on the Edge

A CCAE discussion series bringing together local experts with differing perspectives on important topics.

About Conversations on the Edge

CCAE has a long history as a place for learning and critical discussions with the community. We continue that tradition through Conversations on the Edge, which addresses timely issues with panelists and members of the community who are experts in their field. All events are open to the public.

This series is presented in partnership with the Cambridge Community Foundation.

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Upcoming Conversations

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Climate Change in Cambridge

An October 2018 report suggested we have only 12 years left to significantly reduce worldwide carbon emissions to have any chance of decelerating global warming. The climate crisis predictions include sea-level rise, increased natural disasters, economic disruption, public health emergencies, an exacerbated refugee crisis, and worsened conditions for all—but especially for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Cambridge gets no pass—how will “our fair city” be transformed by climate change? What is the Greater Boston Area doing to prepare and to prevent the worst outcomes for this city? How can we hold individuals, corporations, and governments responsible for ensuring a sustainable and environmentally-just future?


Barbara Moran | Senior Producing Editor, Environment, WBUR

Panelists include:

John Bolduc | Environmental Planner, City of Cambridge

Jane Carbone | Director of Development, Homeowners Rehab, Inc.

Brian Goldberg | Assistant Director, MIT Office of Sustainability

Jane McAdam | Professor of Law, Director, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales, Australia

Monday, October 28, 6pm
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138


Featured Conversations

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - After the Midterms: What's Next?

The 2018 midterm elections are undoubtedly one of the most important elections in recent history with many tense and important races. This conversation will consider what and who influenced this year’s midterms and consider what comes next. Moderated by Anthony Brooks, senior political reporter at WBUR. Panelists include: Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, Executive Director at MassVOTE; Alex Goldstein, former advisor to Ayanna Pressley, Deval Patrick; Mark Horan, veteran campaign consultant; and Jennifer Nassour, COO of ReflectUS, former Chairwoman of MassGOP.

Past Conversations

View past conversations below. Special thanks to CCTV for filming these important discussions.