Williams College to Host Robert Stavins for Discussion of Global Climate Change Policy

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., October 12, 2017—Williams College will host Robert Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, for a talk titled “Global Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump: What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?” The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paresky Center Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Stavins is the director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, as well as director of graduate studies for doctoral programs in Public Policy and Political Economy and Government.

In 1988, Stavins directed Project 88, a bipartisan effort co-chaired by former Senator Timothy Wirth and the late Senator John Heinz to develop innovative approaches to environmental problems. He is the former Chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Economics Advisory Board. Stavins has been a consultant to government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and advocacy groups.

This event is sponsored by the Economics Class of 1960 program and the Center for Environmental Studies.


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