Graduate students working on issues related to sustainability face special challenges in academia: projects that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, the incredible complexity of the questions that we ask, and uncertainty about the appropriate level of public engagement and advocacy, to name just three.
Please join us at 1225 South Hall for the final installment of this year's Environmental Law and Policy Program lecture series. Jedidiah Purdy, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University, will provide a preview of his next book, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Professor Purdy is perhaps best known for his first book, For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today, which he wrote at the tender age of 24. He “writes at the intersection of law and social and political thought” with a keen interest in our relationship to nature.
Monday, April 21, 2014 to Thursday, April 24, 2014
Hosted at the Horace B. Rackham Building at the University of Michigan, the second annual Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure will feature experts addressing a wide range of topics encompassing technical issues, policy implications, and public acceptance of wireless communication between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure. The main symposium ends on April 23 at 12:30 p.m. A related workshop, "Energy and Environmental Implications of Automated Transportation," will be held April 23-24 in the same location. Details and speakers are TBA.
This Michigan Energy Forum event will be moderated by Energy Institute Director Mark Barteau. The mission of the forum is to facilitate collaboration and networking among practitioners, policy makers, investors and talent.
As the new energy economy develops, it will bring the creation of new and different jobs. What might some of those be, and what skills will be required? What type of education will be needed to prepare for those jobs, and how will current offerings change?