This program is a review of US climate policy and the politics that shape it. It will examine US policy making, the political organizations that influence US policy and the response of state and local governments. Through readings, presentations by expert guest speakers, and your own presentations, you will analyze complex environmental challenges facing human society and will understand and contrast the differential responses to climate change based on global and national interests. This program will enable you to identify and explain multi-causal mechanisms for climate policy change, evaluate tactics used by individuals and organizations to impact climate change through public policy, legislation, and personal choice, and imagine and develop new or enhanced structures and methods, both academic and practical, for addressing climate challenges. You will know how to identify key leaders and constituents and craft political strategies and public policies for an ecologically sustainable society.
Feb 14-Mar 21, 2017 (6pm-8:30pm)
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Roxanne Qualls is Assistant to the Provost for Civic Affairs at Xavier University and a nationally recognized sustainability expert.
Qualls formerly served as mayor of the City of Cincinnati and as a long-time member of City Council. Her public service focus has included building great neighborhoods, improving transportation and finding solutions to homelessness.
In the academic arena Qualls was a fellow in the Institute of Politics, a Loeb Fellow in the Graduate School of Design, and a Malcolm Weiner Fellow in Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has taught in the Masters of Public Administration program at Northern Kentucky University, where she also served as Director of Public Leadership Initiatives.
Early in her career Qualls was the director of the Cincinnati office of Ohio Citizen Action, executive director of Women Helping Women and the director of the Northern Kentucky Rape Crisis Center.