Cross-Sector Approaches to Combating Climate Change: Panel Event December 6th

Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from various industries and academic sectors (e.g. government, private sector, NGOs, academia) on collaboration to combat environmental and climate change. The panel will take place Thursday, December 6th, at 5:00pm. 


Dr. Joseph Underhill is the director of the Environmental Studies program, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, at Augsburg University. Professor Underhill teaches courses in Environmental Politics, International Relations, and Political Methodology, and regularly takes students off campus for experiential and interdisciplinary learning. He created and runs the River Semester program, which offers a full semester of courses for students traveling from Minneapolis to New Orleans via canoe, bus, and train.

Halston Sleets is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy program from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School. Her varied background includes working as a Planning Analyst for Hennepin County’s department of Environment and Energy, as well as the Senior Policy Aid for Environmental Justice and Sustainability to the Mayor Betsy Hodges. She is now an Associate Manager at Best Buy’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Team.

Dr. Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a clinical professor at the School of Nursing. Apart from her rich career as a practicing nurse and educator, she has written about the nursing perspective of climate change as it relates to public health. Her most recent publication is entitled “ Nurses see ‘the big picture’: Addressing climate change as a social determinant of global health” (2016).

Facilitating the event will be Dr. Gabe Chan, Assistant Professor at the Humphrey School of Public AFfairs and director of the M.S. STEP (Science, Technology, Environment, and Policy) program. Professor Chan’s research examines policies to stimulate innovation in energy technologies and mitigate global climate change in the United States, China, and internationally. Chan’s research blends economic methods and theory with a broader set of social science and technical knowledge.

The panel discussion will be follow by a reception, which will include a meal, and an opportunity to network and discuss the panel. The event is free, but please register here!

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