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Ethics Dinner-Seminar Addresses Climate Change

January 19, 2017

The second Academy in Context event of 2016-17 features Prof. John Mustard and Deborah Gordon in a February 15 dinner-seminar entitled, “Climate Change: Perspectives on Challenges in Two Key Sectors.” Mustard will focus on how agricultural systems will adapt to changing climate to serve a growing population's demands for food and fuel. Gordon will speak about the complexities and challenges affecting climate change due to the significant diversity in global oils’ greenhouse gas emissions. These two sectors—agriculture and oil—underscore the need for honesty and transparency, even when existing rules are not requiring it, the speakers say.

Mustard is a Brown University Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and Professor of Environmental Studies. Gordon is Director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. 

This Academy in Context dinner-seminar is part of a series intended to foster discussion of ethical issues among graduate students across the disciplines. The purpose of the program is not to draw definitive conclusions or identify "right" answers, but rather to explore the ethical challenges that are raised from a variety of perspectives. The event is open to graduate students and is hosted by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate students are invited to attend; space is limited. Learn more and register.