Message from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
I am pleased to announce that the topic for the 2008 Notre Dame Forum has been selected. It is “Charting a Sustainable Energy Future,” a subject that implicates a host of timely and difficult issues, including climate change and the condition of the environment, the costs and benefits of economic development, the fairness of wealth and income distribution, and the appropriate roles of nations and individuals in creating such a future.
Frank Incropera, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and former dean of the College of Engineering, has graciously agreed to serve as chairman of the forum organizing committee. Other members of the committee will be announced shortly.
Since our first Notre Dame forum three years ago, these events have brought to our campus some of the most important figures in their fields of expertise and activity—religion, global health and immigration —and have become highlights of our academic year. We expect that next year’s forum will do and be no less.
Details and developments will be provided throughout the semester. I hope you share my enthusiasm as we begin planning for 2008.