Sustainable Living Seminar: Climatology Meets Foreign Policy

May 10, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Gabe Filippelli spent the 2013-2014 academic year in Washington, D.C., as a Jefferson Science Fellow, where he served as a Senior Science Advisor at the State Department working at the intersection of science and foreign policy. Serving in the department's Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Filippelli has an unusual first-hand perspective on the creation of policy on global environmental issues, climate change, and international science cooperation. He has worked on a number of climate policy issues for the State Department, including drafting the first unequivocal statement from the U.S. on the severity of climate change in the Antarctic region, and the need to develop monitoring systems to understand environmental vulnerabilities, as well as the first legally-binding agreement for science cooperation among Arctic nations.

Dori Chandler, Coordinator of the Citizen's Climate Lobby, will also be discussing the similarities and differences between the Carbon Dividends plan (presented by five conservative leaders in Congress) and the Citizen's Climate Lobby Carbon Fee and Dividend plan.

This program, one Hoosier's perspective on international climate action in the State Department, will be held in the Program Room.