The IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs will host its inaugural Lynton K. Caldwell Symposium on Environmental Science and Policy on Monday, April 18, at the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.
The event is scheduled from 2-4 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the University of Michigan School of National Resources and the Environment, will deliver the keynote address. Her topic will be “Global Climate Change: Effects on Natural and Human Systems.”
A panel discussion will follow. Participants will be SPEA faculty Jeffrey White, moderator, J.C. Randolph, Phil Stevens, Ken Richards and Matt Auer, and Elinor Ostrom, IUB Department of Political Science, and Hans Peter Schmid, IUB Department of Geography.
Caldwell was one of 350 men and women profiled in the 2002 volume American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present, published by ABC-CLIO, the California-based company that focuses on history and social studies resources for scholars, students, teachers and librarians in universities and secondary schools. During his career, Caldwell, who also was on the faculty of the IUB Department of Political Science, began his publishing career in 1944 with The Administrative Theories of Hamilton and Jefferson and helped to author the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, one of the best known and perhaps most significant pieces of national environmental legislation.