On April 8, 2015, CCCE director Lance Bennett was part of a panel about “The Politics of Global Climate Change” organized by the UW Political Science Department. Bennett addressed the question, “why it is so hard to strike a balance between the economy and the environment?” The panel was held from 4.30 to 6 pm at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Faculty members Karen Litfin and Aseem Prakash were part of the panel as well. Professor Litfin, who specializes in global environmental politics, addressed planetary citizenship and the things we as individuals can do to be the change in a changing climate. Professor Prakash, who studies international political economy, environmental issues, and NGO politics, discussed the problems of elite politics that lead to climate inaction. There was a turnout of over 100 engaged and interested students.
Image Credit: Caterina Rost, 2015