Speakers: Green@CMC

Claremont McKenna College encourages and promotes open conversation about sustainability and environmental issues. Through the sponsorship of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, research institutes, student organizations and academic departments, a wide range of speakers are invited to campus to intimately discuss and debate important topics. Below is a sampling of “green” speakers who have visited the CMC campus.

Marc Weidenmier, William F. Podlich ’66 Associate Professor of Economics, George R. Roberts Fellow, Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy at CMC
“To Drill or Not to Drill? Lessons from Brazil for the U.S. Alternative Energy Debate”
September 30, 2008

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley; Director, University of California Energy Institute
“Meeting the U.S. Energy Challenges”
January 28, 2008

Katie Purvis-Roberts, Associate Professor of Chemistry, CMC; Alex Rajczi, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, CMC; S. Brock Blomberg, Robin and Peter Barker Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, CMC; William Christian, Visiting Lecturer in Government, CMC, Project Manager, Amargosa River Project, The Nature Conservatory
“Global Warming: Is it Our Responsibility?”
January 30, 2008

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center for U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society
“The Global Environmental Consequences of China’s ‘Right’ to Development”
March 6, 2008

Joseph Petrowski, President and CEO of Gulf Oil in Boston
“The Global Energy Challenge: Why Economics Matters More than Ever”
May 6, 2008

Peter Thum ’90, Co-founder of Ethos Water; Vice President, Starbucks Coffee
“First Annual International careers Conference Keynote Address”
November 30, 2007

Gregg Easterbrook, Senior Editor, The New Republic, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
“’Green’ Industries in the 21st Century: Organization and Accountability”
November 14, 2007

“A Lesson in Giving Back”
October 30, 2007

Terry Tempest Williams, Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environment Humanities, University of Utah
“Finding Beauty in a Broken World”
October 1, 2007

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmentalist and head of the Waterkeeper Alliance
“Crimes Against Nature”
September 20, 2006