On September 19, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall, the Hanway Lecture in Global Studies will feature a panel of three experts discussing climate change. Originally scheduled for March 2017, but cancelled due to snow, the interdisciplinary panel will discuss the current scientific knowledge of how our climate is changing, the challenges climate change imposes on people all over the world, and the political debate it has generated. Inspired by the encyclical Laudato Si, this discussion is an opportunity to learn more about a problem that affects us all and is a source of practical ideas on how to bring about positive change.
Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor in the Geosciences Department at The Pennsylvania State University. Francisco Alpizar is Director and senior research fellow of the Environment and Development Initiative Center for Central America and Deputy Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program. Danny Richter is the Legislative and Science Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The event is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required. For more information and ticket registration, visit the Hanway lecture in Global Studies website.
~ Dr. Fabio Mendez, Hanway Chair in Global Studies and Professor of Economics