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Paths to Sustainability: The Tellus Institutes Scenario

February 10, 2017, @ 11:58 AM
  • Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Location: UBC Room- Moravian College

Presenter: Dr. Tom Egan, Moravian College

Discussant: Dr. Chris Borick, Muhlenberg College

A sustainable path for Nature that includes human, plant, and animal survival with an acceptable quality of life for all will require humanity to collectively accomplish the near simultaneous achievement of climate stability, population stability, economic justice, biodiversity preservation, and global governance – all within a 100 years

Dr. Tom Egan teaches Economics and Business Management at Moravian College and in the MBA program. His longstanding interests include energy and environmental economics topics and the role the federal government plays in nurturing innovation and promoting economic growth. During his presentation Dr. Tom Egan , will discuss the limitations of current approaches and will present scenario analysis methodology and the six Tellus scenarios to illustrate a more comprehensive and timely path to sustainability.

Discussant, Dr. Christopher Borick is Professor of Political Science at Muhlenberg College, and has taught and published on issues related to environmental policy and climate change. He is the Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and is a nationally recognized public opinion researcher who has conducted over 250 large-scale public opinion surveys during the past fifteen years.

When asked about the event Dr. Christopher Borick had the following things to say:

“One of the great benefits of teaching within the LVAIC network is the ability to collaborate with colleagues at other institutions. I have been lucky to do events on all the LVAIC campuses and build relationships with faculty that have led to ongoing relationships and research. I would highly recommend that LVAIC faculty take advantage of the opportunities to connect with their colleagues at other institutions.  The relationships built through this collaboration can benefit faculty in their scholarship, teaching and outreach to the Lehigh Valley community. The collaboration I have been involved with at LVAIC institutions has not only connected me with faculty on these campuses but also with students who I ended up working with after the initial events.”

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