Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:30am to 3:30pm
Memorial Union, Ballroom
50 Lower College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
An all day conference addressing the important issue of climate change. Featuring a speakers roundtable in the morning, a keynote address from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and discussion panels with climateology professionals in the afternoon.
The morning’s highlight is a roundtable discussion featuring:
• Cornelia Dean, a New York Times contributor and Brown University writer-in-residence and distinguished lecturer at Brown’s Institute for Environment and Society
• Kenneth Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, former commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, chairman of the Board of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and veteran environmental law attorney
• Lee McIntyre, research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University, and instructor in ethics at Harvard Extension School
• J. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of sociology at Brown University.
The afternoon program will open with URI President David M. Dooley introducing Whitehouse for his keynote address. As a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Whitehouse has led efforts to reduce carbon pollution, protect the nation’s air and water, and position Rhode Island as a leader in the clean energy economy. He founded the Senate Oceans Caucus to promote creative, bipartisan policy solutions that protect oceans, coasts, and the people and economies that rely on them.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register.