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Civic Responsibility: People, Policy and Politics

Donna Brazile Portrait.

Author, syndicated columnist and TV political commentator Donna Brazile will visit California University of Pennsylvania to headline a conference focusing on environmental responsibility and civic engagement.

A veteran Democratic political strategist and a native of New Orleans, Brazile is passionate about two issues: encouraging young people to participate in the political process and promoting the economic and environmental recovery of her storm-ravaged hometown.

Her keynote address at the conference, Civic Responsibility: People, Policy and Politics, is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 12 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, on the Cal U campus.

Brazile will hold a book signing after her talk. Her best-selling memoir is Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics.

The conference opens with a lecture by Terry Collins, a founder of the “green chemistry” field and director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Collins will discuss “Green Chemistry: On the Responsibility of Chemists to Advance Science with Human Health and the Environment Clearly in Mind” at 11 a.m., also in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

Rounding out the conference are two panel discussions, both in Room 110 of the Eberly Science and Technology Center:

  • At 2 p.m., a panel of Cal U professors will address “Civic Responsibility: Where Is the Leadership?”
  • At 3:30 p.m., David Marks, energy consultant to Allegheny County Council, joins a panel to examine “Environmental Challenges: Louisiana and Pennsylvania.”

The conference is organized by Cal U’s chapter of the American Democracy Project, a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens. Sponsors for the panel discussions include the Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute and the Leadership Studies program at Cal U.

All events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Schedule of Events

Terry Collins: Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry: On the Responsibility of Chemists to Advance Science with Human Health and the Environment Clearly in Mind
11 a.m.
Steele Hall Mainstage Theater

Presented by Terry Collins


Lecture sponsored by:
Office of the President
Office of the Provost/ Academic Affairs
College of Liberal Arts
Eberly College of Science & Technology
Department of History & Political Science

Panel 1: Civic Responsibility

Civic Responsibility:  Where Is the Leadership?
2 p.m.
Eberly Science and Technology Center, room 110

Panelists:

  • Moderator:  Dr. Craig Fox, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy.
  • Dr. Gary DeLorenzo, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Systems and director of Leadership Studies.
  • Dr. Michael Hummel, Director of the Linda & Harry Serene Leadership Institute.

 

Panel sponsored by:
Linda & Harry Serene Leadership Institute
Leadership Studies

Panel 2: Environmental Challenges

Environmental Challenges: Louisiana & Pennsylvania
3:30 p.m.
Eberly Science and Technology Center, room 110

Panelists:

  • Moderator:  Dr. David Argent, professor & chair in the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences.
  • Mr. J. Scott Bush, president of J. Scott Bush Company.
  • Ms. Brandi Kennedy, research associate of the Democratic Legislative & Policy Research Office.
  • Dr. David Kimmel, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at East Carolina University. 
  • Mr. David Marks, energy consultant to Allegheny County Council.


Panel sponsored by:
Office of the Provost / Academic Affairs
College of Liberal Arts
Linda & Harry Serene Leadership Institute
Leadership Studies

Donna Brazile: People, Policy & Politics

Civic Responsibility:  People, Policy & Politics
7 p.m.
Steele Hall Mainstage Theater

Presented by Donna Brazile

Additional evening events:

  • Essay contest winners presented by:
    • Dr. David Argent, professor & chair in the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences.
    • Dr. Gary DeLorenzo, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Systems and director of Leadership Studies.
    • Dr. Michael Hummel, associate professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society and director of the Linda & Harry Serene Leadership Institute.

  • Book signing


Lecture sponsored by:
Office of the President
Office of the Provost/ Academic Affairs
College of Liberal Arts
Eberly College of Science & Technology
Department of History & Political Science
Essay contest sponsored by:
Linda & Harry Serene Leadership institute
Leadership Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Eberly College of Science & Technology

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