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Presidential Lecture Series on
Global Leadership and Sustainability

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“Investing in Nature for Resilient Societies and a Sustainable Future”
Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m
Aloha Tower Marketplace, Multi Purpose Room 3
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Inger Andersen, is the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization. Join us for her talk in February.

The Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability is possible thanks to a generous gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI). The series will bring to the Hawaiʻi Pacific University campus nationally and internationally recognized speakers to stimulate conversation and promote leadership on critical topics related to environmental sustainability. Additionally, the series will address a range of topics including: the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable system in an island economy, food safety, energy production, housing and more.

HPU is pleased to offer the series as a means of enhancing the intellectual life not only of the HPU community, but for Honolulu and the state. Admission to all lectures is free of charge although some lectures may require advanced registration. The series is sponsored by the Office of the President.

Next in the series:

"Can Science Save Us?  Advice for the Next President of the United States"
Dr. Neal F. Lane, Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus

Lane

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m
Aloha Tower Marketplace, Multi Purpose Room 3
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Dr. Neal Lane, who served as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and director of the National Science Foundation under U.S. President Bill Clinton, discusses the challenges of translating scientific knowledge into public policy. Dr. Lane currently serves as Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus. Watch this page for details.