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The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in the Heartland

The New Republic

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Des Moines, IA

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The Frontier of Climate Change: Iowa Final

 

State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies.  Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in coming years?  What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates?  Will future candidates for public office shy away from climate policy, or will it become a key issue in upcoming elections?  

 

On Earth Day 2014, The New Republic, Drake University, and the League of Women Voters will host The Frontier of Climate Change to address the current state of climate policy at the federal, state, and local level and the role climate will play in future political campaigns and agendas.

 

The Frontier of Climate Change will take place at Parents Hall North on Drake University's campus from 9:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 22.

 

Event Agenda

9:00 AM   Guest Arrival and Registration

9:25 AM   Welcome RemarksJennifer HicksVice President of Advertising, The New Republic

9:27 AM   Introductory Remarks: David MaxwellPresident, Drake University

9:30 AM   Headline InterviewJim BrainardMayor, City of Carmel, Indiana and Frank CownieMayor, City of Des Moines, Iowa interviewed by Kathie ObradovichPolitical Columnist, The Des Moines Register 

10:00 AM   Audience Q&A

10:10 AM   Panel Discussion

  • David Courard-HauriDirector of Environmental Science, Drake University
  • William FehrmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer, MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Rob HoggIowa State Senator (D-19th District)
  • Moderator: Jeffrey BallScholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Columnist, The New Republic
  • Student Moderator: Taylor Soule, Editor-in-Chief, Drake University's The Times-Delphic

10:45 AM   Audience Q&A

11:00 AM   Introductory Remarks: Bonnie PitzIowa President, League of Women Voters

11:05 AM   Headline Interview: Secretary Thomas J. VilsackUnited States Department of Agriculture interviewed by Jeffrey Ball

11:35 AM   Audience Q&A

11:50 AM   Closing RemarksJennifer HicksVice President of Advertising, The New Republic 

 

Questions? Diana Ryan, dryan@tnr.com

Press Inquiries Annie Augustine, aaugustine@tnr.com

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Drake University
Parents Hall North, Upper Olmsted
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)


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