Managing the Planet, "The Upcoming Elections: Implications for Sustainability and Science"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Avogadro's Number, South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO

It is clear that the 2016 candidates have differing views about the environment, sustainability, and science.  Our panelists will highlight the differences between current republican and democratic priorities, and discuss how this election cycle differs from historical treatments of environmental and scientific issues by the parties. While there are many factors that influence the role that these issues will play during this upcoming election, the big question is, will sustainability and science matter?


•   Peter Backlund, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

•   Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science

•   Ken Shockley, Department of Philosophy

•   Courtney Schultz, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Moderated by Gene Kelly, Associate Director for Research and Development at SoGES, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Extension