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Global Governance and Sustainability Expert to Lecture


M.K. Dorsey
M.K. Dorsey

Dr. M.K. Dorsey, interim director for the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, will present a lecture titled “Pathways Beyond Paris: Towards Energy & Climate Justice” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department and is free and open to the public.

Dorsey, a recognized expert on global governance and sustainability, has provided strategic guidance and advice to governments, foundations, firms and a multitude of others on the interplay of multilateral environment policy, finance and economic development matters. He was a member of Barack Obama’s energy and environment presidential campaign team. He also served as the youngest NGO representative on the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, “The Earth Summit.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) Administrator, Lisa Jackson, appointed Dorsey to the National Advisory Committee (NAC) in 2010. He was also named one of 200 national “energy and environment expert insiders” by the National Journal.

In addition to being interim director at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Dorsey is also currently a member of the Club of Rome, a global think tank, and a director of the Sierra Club national board.

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