Engage in Dialogue

Attend the Forum

September 24, 2008
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Joyce Center Arena

The centerpiece of dialogue will occur at the Forum to be held in September. At the Forum, voices of changes from industry, the academy, and local communities will share their viewpoints and stories with the Notre Dame community.

Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News and a Notre Dame alumna, will moderate the conversation among our distinguished panelists: Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx; Jeff Immelt , chairman and CEO of General Electric; Ernest Moniz, the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Physics, director of the Laboratory for Energy and Environment, and director of the Energy Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Bill Ritter Jr., Governor of Colorado.

The panel will explore the various ways in which community leaders, government officials, scientists, and corporations can contribute to creating sustainable energy practices individually, institutionally, nationally, and globally. In the second hour the panel will be joined by Sister Anne Veronica Horner Hoe, C.S.C.; Frank P. Incropera, the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Chair in Engineering; and Lourdes Long, a senior anthropology major.

More opportunities to engage

A variety of other events and courses will take place during the Forum year 2008–2009. We invite you to participate by attending one of the many lectures, presentations, or conferences that will be organized around the issue of sustainable energy. You may also sign up for a course, or, if you are a faculty member, take advantage of one of the course development grants being offered by the College of Arts and Letters or the Energy Center.

More initiatives will be announced during the coming year.
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