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Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Ed Markey

Monday, October 7 | 6:30 PM | Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center

Join Tisch College for a conversation about climate change, the Green New Deal, and public service with U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tufts Professor Gilbert Metcalf. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 2013, Markey previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 37 years after entering politics as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Throughout his career, Markey has become a national leader on energy, climate change and environmental protection, co-authoring the only comprehensive climate change bill to pass either chamber of Congress. In February, he co-authored the Green New Deal with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Markey is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions, including an honorary degree from Tufts University.

The conversation will be moderated by Tufts’ own Gilbert Metcalf, the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and a Professor of Economics. Metcalf’s research focuses on the evaluation of energy and climate change policy, and he previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the Department of Treasury. Metcalf’s recent book, “Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America” was published earlier this year. Copies of Professor Metcalf's book will be available for purchase before and after the event. Follow the conversation live at #EdMarkeyAtTufts.

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, Office of the Provost, the Environmental Studies Program, Sunrise Movement Tufts, Tufts Institute for the Environment, Tufts Office of Sustainability, the Economics Department, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, the Political Science Department, the Fletcher School’s Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US), and the Environmental League of Massachusetts.

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