202 McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:00PM to 7:00PM (Eastern Time)
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Meet the Panelists
Dan Galpern has assisted famed climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen, as a legal advisor and strategist in state and federal climate-related matters throughout the United States and around the world. Their efforts are to use the law to take the climate emergency head-on, including efforts to stop fossil fuel expansion and preserve forests as important carbon sinks.
Dr. James Hansen
Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth.
Moderator: Lisa Heinzerling
Lisa Heinzerling is the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law at Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including (with Frank Ackerman) Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing, a critique of the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental policy. Professor Heinzerling has received the Georgetown University President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers, the faculty teaching award at Georgetown Law, and several awards related to her scholarship and advocacy in environmental law.