Friday, October 25, 2013

Prof. Knudsen is faculty responder for CAFE debate October 30 on the state's obligation to prevent climate change

Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Justice faculty, will be a member of the faculty response panel for the  Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence & the UAA/APU Difficult Dialogues Initiative sponsored debate on: "Does the state have an obligation to act to prevent climate change?"  The UAA Speech and Debate Team will argue this issue.

Day: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307
Free and open to the public

The State of Alaska is an oil-exporting state, and one which is experiencing the effects of climate change more severely than most.
  • Does it have an obligation to take actions to prevent the effects of climate change on its own citizens?  
  • On citizens elsewhere? 
 The event features the award-winning UAA Speech and Debate Team, a faculty response panel, and a facilitated public discussion.  Members of the faculty response panel include Prof. Knudsen; Toby Schwoerer, Institute for Social and Economic Research; Paul Ongtooguk, School of Education; and Ray Anthony, Philosophy Department.

This program is part of a series of debates and discussions sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence since 2003 to offer the Anchorage community access to university resources as a basis for discussions of policies and issues affecting its future.

For more information, contact or 786-4605.