Marcelo Camperi would like to invite you to the 2013 Dean's Lecture
Series. The College of Arts and Sciences is thrilled to host so many
diverse speakers on campus. This lecture series is designed to encourage
and promote ongoing dialogue around four strategic pillars:
sustainability, diversity, internationalization, and academic
excellence. We hope you can attend one or all of these fascinating
lectures in April.
We live in a world where public policy seems to be driven either by a philosophy that focuses on a national goal to create abundant and cheap sources of efficient and sustainable energy or, in contrast, a philosophy based on the complete preservation of the environment. While not oversimplifying the issues or ignoring contrasting opinions, Dr Deju will provide a healthy alternative to this dualistic approach. He will make a compelling case for the proposition that the most challenging global issues surrounding sources of energy and the environment will require collaborative problem solving skills by a variety of divergent stakeholders. At the same time, once a series of environmental issues are resolved, these stakeholders—social activists, environmentalists, and business-related interests, to name just three—will all benefit, and will all be drawn into a more transparent alliance in the process. The presentation is aimed at anyone anxious to participate in the debate between growth and preservation and between growth and social equity that will undoubtedly impact this and all future generations.