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Breena Holland
Breena Holland Seeks Environmental Justice in Bethlehem, Pa.

Breena Holland, associate professor of political science and the environmental initiative at Lehigh University, takes a different approach to academic research than many of her colleagues. Holland is less interested in massive data driven studies and more concerned with the real world impact of her work. That’s why much of her time has been spent conducting research intended to directly benefit underprivileged members of Lehigh’s local community of Bethlehem, Pa.  Holland was a guest speaker in the Levitt Center Sustainability series on Feb. 7.  More ...

Ann Owen
NPR's All Things Considered Interviews Owen

An All Things Considered report on National Public Radio that focused on the upside of Iowa’s drought last summer included an interview with Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics. In “The Silver Lining In Drought: 5 Upsides To Rain-Free Weather,” Owen discussed the study, “Heat Waves, Droughts, and Preferences for Environmental Policy,” that she co-authored with Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover, Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras and Professor of Economics Stephen Wu.  More ...

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USA Today Reports on Economists' Study

An article titled “Study: Does enduring extreme weather make you vote liberal?,” appearing on the USA Today website on Dec. 30, reported on a study written by four Hamilton economists. Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics Ann Owen, Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover and Associate Professors of Economics Julio Videras and Stephen Wu co-authored the study, “Heat Waves, Droughts, and Preferences for Environmental Policy.” The Weather Channel also reported on the study on Jan. 2.   More ...

Ted Lehmann
Lehmann Presents at Association of Asian Studies

Assistant Professor of Government Ted Lehmann presented a paper titled “Anglo-American-Dutch Collusive Bargaining against Japanese Oil Autonomy in the post-World War One Era,” at the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies in Honolulu on March 31.  More ...

Paul Wapner
American University Professor Discusses Future of Environmental Policies

On Feb. 24, Paul Wapner, director of the Global Environmental Politics Program and associate professor in the School of International Service at American University, discussed the practicality and future of environmental policies. His lecture discussed a serious question: what if we live in a world unredeemably affected by humanity?  More ...

Yinghan Ding
Ding '12 Serves as Youth Representative at International Climate Summit
Hamilton student Yinghan Ding ’12 served as a youth representative at the second Governor’s Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles, a conference hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger that brought together U.S. and international governors, U.N. officials, senior officials in the Obama Administration and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. More ...
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