JUST CONFIRMED: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to visit the University of Minnesota.
A Conversation with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on the Latest National Environmental Policies and Recent Challenges to Environmental Laws
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
10:30 a.m. Check-in
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Presentation and audience conversation with Lisa P. Jackson, moderated by Professor Deborah Swackhamer
In her presentation, Jackson will address:
• The role of science in decision making-protecting our health and promoting a healthy economy
• Recent challenges to environmental laws
Lisa P. Jackson was appointed by President Obama as EPA Administrator in 2009. Jackson oversees a staff of more than 18,000 professionals who are working across the nation to usher in a green economy; address health threats from pollution in our air, water, and land; and renew the public's trust in the agency's work. As a scientist herself, Jackson has vowed that EPA's efforts will use the best science as "the backbone for EPA programs." She has been featured on Time magazine's 2010 and 2011 lists of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
Professor Deborah Swackhamer is the Denny Chair in Science, Technology, and Public Policy and co-director of the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center. She currently serves as chair of the EPA's Chartered Science Advisory Board.
The event is open to the public but advanced reservations are required. Register by Monday, January 16, at http://jacksonumn.eventbrite.com. Space is limited.
Doors close promptly at 11 a.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis the day of the event. If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live at http://www.livestream.com/umntv. It also will be recorded for future viewing.
This event is presented by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy, Water Resources Center, Office of the President, Institute on the Environment, and the School of Public Health.
Parking is available for a fee behind Coffman Memorial Union in the East River Parkway Garage.