Spring 2013 Lyceum Lecture Series Schedule

Climate Change: Scientific, Socioeconomic and Policy Perspective

Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Lee Honors College lounge

This seminar series will feature weekly talks and discussion focused on climate change from WMU faculty and others with a diversity of expertise. Topics to be discussed include: anticipated effects of climate change on ecosystems, species and emerging diseases, linkages between energy resources and climate change, and the socioeconomic and geopolitical implications of climate change at regional, national and international scales.

All seminars are open to staff, faculty, students and the general public. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about a topic that has an ever increasing influence on every aspect of our daily lives. All seminars will begin at noon. Although lunch will not be provided, brown bags are welcome.

Jan. 9, 2013

Anthropogenic Climate Change: Past, Present and Future
Presented by Dr. David Karowe, Professor of Biological Sciences

Jan. 16, 2013

Effects of Climate Change on Species and Ecosystems
Presented by Dr. David Karowe, Professor of Biological Sciences

Jan. 23, 2013

Climate Change and its Effects on Fossil Mammals in the Geologic Record
Presented by Dr. Robert Anemone, Professor of Anthrophology

Jan. 30, 2013

The 3 "Es": Energy, Environment and Economy; A New Dance (with a nod to Scott Tinker, TBEG)
Presented by Dr. David Barnes, Professor of Geosciences

Feb. 6, 2013

Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Presented by Dr. Kathryn Docherty, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Feb. 13, 2013

Climate Change and Energy for the Transportation Sector
Presented by Dr. Steve Bertman, Professor of Chemistry

Feb. 20, 2013

Economics of Climate Change
Presented by Dr. Bruce Ferrin, Professor of Marketing and Dr. Paul Clements, Professor of Political Science

Feb. 27, 2013

What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Presented by Dr. Duane Hampton, Associate Professor of Geosciences

March 6, 2013

Spring break, no lecture

March 13, 2013

The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change
Presented by Dr. Paul Clements, Professor of Political Science

March 20, 2013

Social Organization of Climate Change Denial
Presented by Dr. Ronald Kramer, Professor of Sociology

March 27, 2013

History and Climate Change: What's Culture Got to Do With It?
Presented by Dr. Sarah Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies

April 3, 2013

International Climate Change Policy Frameworks
Presented by Dr. Denise Keele, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies

April 10, 2013

A Democratic Perspective on the Politics of Clean Energy Policy
Mark Schauer, Democrat and former U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th Congressional District

A Call for Republican Leadership on Climate: the Conservative Case for Climate Action
Rob Sisson, Republican and current president of ConservAmerica

April 17, 2013

Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions at WMU
Presented by Dr. Paul Pancella, Professor of Physicis