Illinois Institute of Technology – Hermann Hall

3241 South Federal

United States

IIT 2017 Darsh T. Wasan lecture
With Dr. John P. Holdren

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Illinois Institute of Technology for their 2017 Darsh T. Wasan lecture. John P. Holdren, Teresa & John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University will deliver this year’s lecture on “Global Climate Change and U.S. Interests: What We Know. What We Expect. What We Should Do.”

John P. Holdren was President Obama’s Science Advisor and the Senate-confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from January 2009 to January 2017. He was the longest-serving Science Advisor to the President in the history of the position (dating back to World War II). Holdren is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He was one of the first winners of a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship (1981) and is a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006-07). Prior to joining the Obama administration, Holdren was a professor in both the Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, as well as CEO of the independent, non-profit Woods Hole Research Center, which he now serves as Senior Advisor to the Director. From 1973 to 1996 he was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded and co-led the interdisciplinary graduate-degree program in energy and resources. He earned S.B. and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics.

DETAILS: This program will be free and open to the public. Advanced registration encouraged. The program will take place on Illinois Institute of Technology’s main campus in Bronzeville. IIT is easily accessible via the CTA Red and Green lines, State Street and 35th Street busses, and the Metra 35th-Lou Jones stop on the Metra Rock Island Line. Parking is also available for a fee in visitor lots located adjacent to the McCormick Tribune Campus Center; see map for details.

Click here for more information, or contact Lauren Shelby at Illinois Institute of Technology at 312.567.5030


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