Tuesday, February 20, 2007

An Examination of Arctic Climate Change, February 22

Chestertown, MD, February 19, 2007 — David Monsma, J.D., of the Aspen Institute will present "Arctic Climate Change: Sovereignty, Trade and the Environment" at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Thursday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Monsma, the Aspen Institute's Executive Director for the Program on Energy, the Environment and Economy, concentrates on three areas of expertise: 1) environmental management and reporting, 2) carbon and securities disclosure, and 3) environmental sustainability.

Prior to his current position with the Aspen Institute, Monsma taught undergraduate and graduate courses in law and ethics at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College in Maryland. Previously, he was Director of Business and Environment at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in San Francisco.

He also has served as the Environmental Management Task Force Coordinator for the President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD); managed the environment program at the Council on Economic Priorities (CEP) in New York City; and was staff counsel and Director of the Pollution Prevention Project for the Environmental Action Foundation in Washington, D.C. Monsma began his legal career in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) at USEPA Headquarters.

The "Arctic Climate Change" lecture is presented by the Joseph H. McLain Program in Environmental Studies. Admission is free and open to the public. Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. For more information, call 410-778-7731.

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