Teaching International speaker to discuss ethics and climate change

November 16, 2010

Penn State University faculty member Donald A. Brown, associate professor of environmental ethics, science, and law, will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 29, in the Ostemayer Room of the Student Community Center at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Brown will discuss issues of ethics and climate change. His appearance is a part of the Globalization and Sustainability Speaker Series sponsored by Penn State Greater Allegheny's Teaching International, Greener Allegheny, and Honors Programs.

Brown is currently teaching interdisciplinary courses on climate change and sustainable development and acting as program director of the Collaborative Program on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change whose secretariat is the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Before holding these positions he was an environmental lawyer for the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and program manager for United Nations Organizations at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of International Environmental Policy. In this position, he represented the United States Environmental Protection Agency on United States delegations to the United Nations negotiating climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable development issues.

Brown has written about and lectured extensively on the ethics, politics, science, and economics of climate change issues over the last 20 years. His career interest has been the need to integrate environmental science, economics, and law in environmental policy making with ethical considerations. His latest book is "American Heat, Ethical Problems with the US Response to Global Warming."

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Last Updated November 17, 2010