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Join us on Thursday February 2, 3:30 – 5 pm in the Toyota Auditorium for the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Interdisciplinary Group on Energy and Environmental Policy – Spring Semester 2012!  

The new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor Theresa Lee, will open this first session and introduce the speaker for the day, Professor Rob Jackson, Director of the Center on Global Change at Duke University. Professor Jackson will give a talk and lead a discussion on Shale Gas and Its Environmental Footprint.

This past fall, the discussion series typically attracted faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students from more than 25 departments and seven different colleges. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss! The program is free and open to the public and will be archived online following the event.

The tentative line-up of all spring speakers follows below.   Archived recordings of the talks from Fall 2011 can be found here



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Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hawaii & Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy


Alex Pfaff, Associate Professor, Sanford School Public Policy, Duke University


Mercedes Pascual, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan


Christian Vossler, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tennessee


NOTE: 7:30 pm in TOYOTA

Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey and 9th Administrator of the EPA

The Need for Climate Change in Washington:  How Hyper-Partisanship Has Paralyzed Policymaking


Dale Whittington, Professor, Departments of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina


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