Can Mental Health Save the World?

Just as climate change strains the health of ecosystems, it also strains human health—including mental health. What changes if we consider the climate crisis a mental health crisis? What lessons can we draw from bioethics to address that crisis? And can a mental health lens help us better understand and combat other pernicious and persistent social problems of our time?

On November 14, 2023 The Greenwall Foundation and Columbia University’s Division of Ethics will host this year’s William C. Stubing Memorial Lecture in person in New York City and online. Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, Director of the Billion Minds Project and Chair of COP2, will discuss: Can Mental Health Save the World? Dr. Belkin will be joined by NPR’s Michel Martin, the award-winning co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and contributor to PBS’s Amanpour & Company, in a discussion on issues at the intersection of mental health, climate change, and bioethics. Please submit your questions to our speakers ahead of the event.​​​

The event will begin with a reception at 5pm, followed by the Lecture beginning at 6pm in the same space. This is a hybrid event. You can attend in person, or register to attend virtually via Zoom.

By registering for this event, attendees agree to abide by the Columbia Ethics Code of Conduct 

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Event Contact Information:
David Lamb


Nov 14 2023


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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