Climate Change: What is to be done? A public panel discussion - Oct 23

Climate Change: What is to be done? A public panel discussion – Oct 23

We invite you to join us for a free public panel discussion tonight, Thursday, October 23, 2014 titled Climate Change: What is to be done? The panel will be held in 1200 Spencer Engineering Building on Western University’s campus in London, Ontario. Free parking is available at the Alumni/Thompson Lot off the Alumni Hall traffic circle. Use the entrance to Spencer Engineering building near the Observatory.

This public panel discussion will focus on what can, and what should, be done about climate change, with a focus on the interplay between various levels of action – community, national, and international. Also discussed will be how we can cut through the ideological noise around the issue of climate change.

A question and answer period and reception will follow the panel.

Panelist profiles:

Gary Brown is active in politics within the City of London, and in addition to supporting many environmental and community groups, serves as a board member on the Old South Community Organization. He has run three times for provincial office in London West. He is the principle organizer of London’s largest community festival, Gathering on the Green, is a volunteer for ReForest London, and sits on the newly formed Cycling Advisory Committee.

Radoslav Dimitrov specializes in global environmental politics, international climate change negotiations, and UN diplomacy. Theoretical work: science and environmental policy, argumentation and persuasion in politics, and norms in world politics. His award-winning work introduced the concept of nonregimes to the field of global governance, through studies on coral reefs policy and global forest negotiations.

Heather Douglas received her PhD in History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. From 1998-2004, She was the Phibbs Assistant Professor of Science and Ethics at the University of Puget Sound. She then worked in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee (2004-2011). She spent a year at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh as a visiting fellow (2010-2011) and a semester as a visiting professor in HPS at Pitt before taking up her position at the University of Waterloo in 2012.

Jeffrey Simpson was born in New York and moved to Canada when he was 10 years old. He was educated at the University of Toronto. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1971 in History and Political Science. While at Queen’s he worked for the campus radio station CFRC. He won the University’s Tricolour Award in his graduating year. He then went on to the London School of Economics. In 1972–1973, he worked as a Parliamentary Intern in Ottawa where he worked for Ed Broadbent. A year later, he joined The Globe and Mail newspaper.