Event Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The University of Charleston will host a series of five prominent figures in the energy business during the spring semester in a series titled, “Energy: Who’s Got the Power?”
Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and founding director of Bard’s new MBA program in sustainability. Goodstein is an economist focused on the relationship between economics and the environment. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: C2C and The National Climate Seminar. He is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment, among other books and articles.
In 1999, Goodstein founded the Green House Network, an organization dedicated to supporting the clean energy movement through education, and he and his wife, Chungin Chung, have organized two national teach-in initiatives titled “Focus the Nation,” involving over 2,000 universities and schools in events designed to educate and engage Americans in a discussion of sustainability and global warming solutions. The teach-ins are national webcasts, including “campus-to-congress” dialogue, in which members of Congress hold live conversations with student audiences via the web.
Event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Erma Byrd Gallery, free and open to the public.
Since 2001, the Dow Chemical Foundation has been the major sponsor for UC Speaker Series events.