Our climate future: a panel discussion

Join us in what will be a rigorous, wide ranging and current discussion of our global climate future.  This multi-disclipinary panel of experts will guide us through the various ways climate change is going to impact our lives, communities and world.

Climate Change is a politically charged term but does it matter if it is 'real' when climate change is occurring in real time? The issues being faced globally include:

  • What are the legal and extra-legal constraints to formulating a local, national and global plan of action?
  • What are the least understood risks to our global climate and environment from climate change?
  • What are the considerations and ramifications of proactive versus reactive steps to anticipated events?

Join us in this discussion with our panelists and directly participate as well, as the event format includes a Q&A session with the audience. 

Refreshments will be served before the start of the event.

Panel members:

czarnezki_3   (Moderator) Professor Jason J. Czarnezki (AB '00, JD '03) holds the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Chair and is Associate Dean and Executive Director of Environmental Law Programs at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.  His books include "Everyday Environmentalism: Law, Nature and Individual Behavior" (2011) and "Food, Agriculture and Environmental Law" (2013). 
lr-9195-2--1-   Katrina Fischer Kuh joined the Elisabeth Haub School of Law faculty as the Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law in 2017.  Professor Kuh’s scholarship focuses on climate change and sustainability and she has taught Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Administrative Law and Torts.  She is the co-editor of The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects and Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Working Group on the Legal Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation.  
aaeaaqaaaaaaaa20aaaajgmxyjhmmwqzlwm0mjqtndfios1inta3lwqzmjk1mdqzymfjng   Michael Puma is Director of the Center for Climate Systems Research at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; a Climate and Life Fellow at the Center for Climate and Life; an adjunct associate professor teaching at the School of International and Public Affairs and a lecturer in the Sustainability Management program at Columbia University. His research is focused on the global food system, network science, and hydroclimatology.
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Registration, Contacts and Information

Event Registration Cost: $15 (Use this link)

Event Contact
Reggie Ambatchew, AB '88 at uchicagonyc@gmail.com
Staff Liaison
alumniassociation@uchicago.edu 773.702.2150.  


7:00PM - 10:00PM Wed 28 Feb 2018 ( Timezone: Eastern )


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