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The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in conjunction with the Global Change Center (GCC) and the Institute for Society, Culture & Environment (ISCE) welcomes:

Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Thursday and Friday, October 27-28, 10:30 a.m. in Fralin Auditorium


Barry Rabe is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of the Environment, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment; and Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. He currently directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) and is a non-resident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program of the Brookings Institution.

Barry’s research examines the intersection of environmental protection and energy development in federal systems, with special interest in the role of American states and Canadian provinces in policy development and implementation. Much of his work in recent years has examined sub-federal climate policy and public opinion on climate issues, including ongoing collaboration in the development of the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE). He has also expanded research in the past few years to consider policy issues related to state and local development of shale gas resources and served on the 2013-14 National Research Council Committee on Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development.

Please join us for two lectures at 10:30 a.m. in Fralin Auditorium:

  • “The Politics of Carbon Pricing: Lessons from the Past Two Decades”- Thursday October 27th
  • “Shale Play Politics in the Era of Fracking”- Friday, October 28th

Refreshments will be served be served beginning at 10:00 a.m. prior to both presentations.