Past Events

Trump and Climate Change
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Usdan International Lounge, Brandeis University Campus

In the Marrakech Action Proclamation over 190 countries from around the world reconfirmed their commitment to solidarity in the fight against climate change calling for “the highest political commitment to combat climate change, as a matter of urgent priority”.  At the same time the United States as one of the world’s biggest polluters per capita elected a climate denier as president. President-elect Donald J.Trump rejects the scientific evidence on climate change (link to relevant tweets). He has called climate change a “hoax perpetrated by the Chinese”  and vowed to dismantle the Paris Agreement within his first 100 days in office. One of his first appointments has been that of climate denier Myron Ebell to head the transition at the EPA.

Charles Chester, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brandeis University and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Tufts University
Abbie Goldberg’18, student activist with Brandeis Climate Justice
Warren Leon, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis International Business School
Henrik Selin, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University
Moderator: Sabine von Mering, Director, CGES
Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University (CGES) and Brandeis Climate Justice

Stay tuned for more upcoming events in Spring 2017!

Make sure to watch Before the Flood (available on Amazon Prime) over the holidays and share this with your climate denying uncle.