Politics of climate change focus of spring lecture series
4:51 p.m., Jan. 11, 2008--UD's Global Agenda speaker series on foreign affairs will turn a heated lens on global warming this spring semester with lectures from seven visiting experts in the field.

Titled “Boiling Point: International Politics of Climate Change,” the spring 2008 series, which kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 27, is organized and mediated by Ralph Begleiter, Rosenberg Professor of Communication and Distinguished Journalist in Residence at UD. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. on the designated Wednesday, and are held at Mitchell Hall.

The following is the schedule and lineup of the speakers.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairperson of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Panel on Climate Change, will lecture on the findings by the United Nations group of scientists whose reports on global warming have focused worldwide attention on the problem--and humanity's responsibility for it.

Wednesday, March 12: Andrew Revkin, environmental and climate correspondent for The New York Times and author of several books and a blog on environmental affairs, will lecture on the role the media plays in climate change.

Wednesday, March 27: Janet Hall, senior policy adviser at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C., will lecture on special challenges faced by the poorest nations in the fight against global warming.

Wednesday, April 9: John Byrne, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at UD and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at UD, as well as a member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Panel on Climate Change, will lecture on the importance of making sustainable energy into public policy.

Wednesday, April 23: This speaker, to be announced, will address the national security implications of climate change.

Wednesday, May 7: John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company and adviser to the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy, will lecture on achieving energy security through sound public policy.

Wednesday, May 14: Speaker and topic to be announced.

The series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit [www.udel.edu/global].