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Scher Sustainability Forum: Public-Private Financing for Global Sustainability

May 18, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Reception to follow
National Press Club, Washington, DC

This interactive discussion addressed initiatives to scale up the level of investment in sustainability and the private sector's role in promoting a national and global sustainability transition. Specific projects discussed included the Regions of Climate Action (R20) Green Accelerator Investment Fund, the President's Global Development Council and others.

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A Conversation with Author Michael Webber
Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival

April 28, 2016
Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW, Ste 1000
Washington, DC 20005

Event moderated by CEP Director Dan Fiorino

Managing Environmental Change in a Changing World

March 31, 2016
Mary Graydon Center, Room 200

A Dialogue with Felicia Marcus, Chair of California Water Resources Board, and William K. Reilly, former EPA Administrator.

William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership

March 31, 2016

This annual event will feature the presentation of the William K. Reilly Awards for Governance and Leadership to two professionals who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, innovation, and contributions to future generations of environmental leaders, a keynote address by Felicia Marcus, Chair, California Water Resources Control Board, and scholarship awards to exemplary graduate students in AU's School of Public Affairs.

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The Inaugural Scher Sustainability Forum: A Discussion with U.S. Ambassador to China Max Sieben Baucus

March 15, 2016
McKinley Building, Doyle/Forman Theater

Prior to being sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to China in 2014, Ambassador Baucus served as the senior United States Senator from Montana. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 2013, was Montana’s longest serving U.S. Senator, and had the third longest tenure among those serving in the U.S. Senate. He was also a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Ambassador Baucus was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.

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Working for Cleaner, Healthier Environment

March 14, 2016
Mary Graydon Center, Room 3

Dialogue with the Deputy Administrator of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Stanley Meiburg

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Social and Economic Costs of Climate Change on Children's Health

Monday, May 11, 2015, 1:00-5:00 PM, Reception 5:00-6:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Center for Environmental Policy at American University's School of Public Affairs, the Children's Environmental Health Network and the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars presented a half-day forum on The Social and Economic Costs of Climate Change for Children's Health: What Do We Know and What Can We Do? 

The discussion featured policy experts, representatives of environmental organizations, public health experts, and economists. It addressed the current state of knowledge of the impacts of climate change on children's health and steps for mitigating them.

Featured speakers included William K. Reilly, former EPA Administrator, Ruth Etzel, Director, Office of Children's Health Protection, US EPA, and many others. Please see the attached flyer for details about the event.

This event is part of a series of dialogue sessions on environmental and public policy issues hosted by the Center for Environmental Policy under the auspices of the William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership.

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2015 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Awards

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-8:00 PM

Katzen Art Center’s Abramson Family Recital Hall

Please join the Center for our annual event recognizing environmental leaders. Students will also be awarded scholarships for their work within the field. The keynote speaker will be Chad Holliday, former CEO of DuPont.

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