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Contact: Robin Miller, (785) 864-9200, or Robert Glicksman, (785) 864-9219.
Conference on global climate change to take place at KU
LAWRENCE — The School of Law at the University of Kansas will host “Facts, Ideas and U.S. Climate Change Policy — A Conference on Climate Change” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at 104 Green Hall. The conference is open to the public.
The event will bring together academics with expertise in law, economics, philosophy and the natural sciences to explore ongoing cutting edge research on the causes, nature and extent of global climate change.
The natural scientists will address what each of their disciplines has already learned about climate change and what the remaining uncertainties are. Based on this information, the social scientists will present a policy-based set of recommendations for the development of future U.S. climate change policy. The panelists include a diplomat who helped negotiate Japanese participation in the Kyoto Protocol.
— John S. Applegate, Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law at Indiana University’s School of Law-Bloomington
— Sharon Billings, assistant professor of global change biology and biogeochemistry, KU
— David Braaten, professor of atmospheric science and deputy director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, KU
— Nathaniel A. Brunsell, assistant professor of geography and atmospheric science, KU
— Carl F. Cranor, professor of philosophy, University of California-Riverside
— David M. Driesen, Angela S. Cooney Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
— Dietrich Earnhart, director of the Center for Environmental Policy and associate professor of economics, KU
— Robert L. Glicksman, Robert W. Wagstaff Chair, KU School of Law
— Thomas O. McGarity, W. James Kronzer Chair in Trial and Appellate Advocacy, University of Texas School of Law
— A. Townsend Petersen, University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and curator-in-charge at the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, KU
— Christopher H. Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Chair, Duke University School of Law
— Takao Shibata, Chancellor’s Lecturer at KU and former Consul General of the Japanese Consulate in Kansas City
— Joe Tomain, dean emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
— Andrew W. Torrance, associate professor of law and research associate at the Biodiversity Research Center, KU
— Cornelius J. van der Veen, associate professor of geography, KU
— Robert R.M. Verchick, Wendell H. Gauthier-Michael X. St. Martin Eminent Scholar and chair of environmental law, Loyola University, New Orleans
The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Progressive Reform and the Commons, a partnership of KU’s Biodiversity Research Center, Hall Center for the Humanities and Spencer Museum of Art.
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