ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Internationally recognized climate, energy, and science policy expert Andrew Light will deliver the 10th annual Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Lecture on Environmental Education and Communication at the SUNY Oneonta on Thursday, October 14, at 8 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom on campus. Admission to the lecture is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.
Light is a senior fellow at Center for American Progress, a non-profit organization that shapes national debate in the areas of economic growth, education and national security. He also is director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
An authority on the relationship between environmental policy and ethics, Light frequently writes about how emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology, impact society. He often is called to advise federal agencies on the ethical aspects of environmental policy. In this capacity, Light has consulted with the National Science Foundation, National Parks Service, U.S. Forest Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The co-editor of the journal “Ethics, Place, and Environment,” Light has authored, co-authored and edited 17 books.
The Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Annual Lectureship on Environmental Education and Communication was established by Virginia and William Kaufmann through a gift to the College at Oneonta Foundation in 1999. The lecture series is named in honor of several families from the Oneonta and Stamford areas who exemplified an enduring love and appreciation for the natural resources of the Catskill region. Virginia Kaufmann was a 1944 SUNY Oneonta graduate.
More information about the Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Lecture is available from Director Thomas Horvath of the Environmental Sciences Program at SUNY Oneonta, at (607) 436-3899.