October 12-16, 2020 Events
Where the Election and the Environment Meet
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Discuss the big environmental issues at stake in the 2020 elections with panelists:
Kendy Hess, Brake-Smith Associate Professor in Social Philosophy and Ethics
Ellis Jones, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Josh Ryor, Advisor to the Chairman, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Kevin Bogardus, Reporter, E&E News
Climate Change and the Energy Transition: What’s at Stake this November
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7-8 p.m. EDT
Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law at Harvard University and founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program, will review where we are in addressing climate change, where we need to be, and what’s at stake in the November elections. Freeman is a leading scholar of both administrative and environmental law whose work in academia and government has shaped a variety of large-scale initiatives in energy and environmental policy.
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A LOOK AHEAD: THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY PRESENTS
Communicating Climate Change: An Introduction to Strategic Framing Techniques
Monday, October 19, 2020, 2:15 p.m. EDT
Members of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) Amanda Begley, from The Climate Center, and Adam Ratner, from The Marine Mammal Center, will introduce us to strategic framing, a communication technique that uses social science methods to shape conversations around social issues. Contact Director of Sustainability Cathy Liebowitz for information.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS SEMINAR
Sen. Bob Casey '82: The Race in the Swing States
October 13, 2020
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, a Holy Cross alumnus from the Class of 1982, gives a firsthand account of the political climate of the important swing state of Pennsylvania.
THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON SOCIETY PRESENTS
Russian Interference in U.S. Elections
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7 p.m., EDT
Vance Serchuk, executive director of the KKR Global Institute, joins Holy Cross History Professor Cynthia Hooper for a conversation on Russian interference in U.S. elections, moderated by Professor Daniel Klinghard. Serchuk is responsible for geopolitical analysis with a particular focus on trends in defense, security, and emerging markets. Hooper is the director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at Holy Cross. For information and registration, email email@example.com.
HC Elections Forum Perspectives
Members of our team recommend resources each week to inform the conversations we are having in our HC Election Forums and in our social circles.
Marisa George '21 recommends "The Trump-Administration Reforms Obama’s Misguided Methane-Emissions Rule," by Benjamin Zycher, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, in the National Review.
Professor Daniel Klinghard shares "The Future is Faction," a piece that draws from the book Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites (Oxford University Press, 2020), by political science professors Steven M. Teles and Robert P. Saldin.
McFarland Center Director Tom Landy shares this New York Times Interactive: "What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming."
Professor Maria Rodrigues recommends "The Promise of Corporate Environmentalism," by Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister in Global Environmental Policy (Paradigm, 2015).
Ben Tayag '21 shares "New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors," an analysis in the New York Times on the toll climate change is taking on woodlands in the Northeast.