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"Leap to Where?" Thomas Homer-Dixon presents the FPA Currents Lecture
Fri, 16 September 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
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The gravity of the climate change threat demands bold measures. “The Leap Manifesto” is a sweeping and ambitious plan, but it also entangles climate policy with a host of other matters that are part of a larger ideological agenda. So it’s a profoundly divisive document at the very moment that we need to find common ground on climate change. Is there an alternative climate policy that would both unite us and make a real difference?”
Thomas Homer-Dixon, the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School, University of Waterloo will present the 2016 FPA Currents Lecture "Leap to Where? Elements of a Canadian Climate Policy that could be Both Feasible and Enough.” as part of Carleton University's Throwback celebrations. Homer-Dixon is a Carleton alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, (’80) and one of FPA's 75 for the 75th.
FPA Currents is an annual lecture. The topic for the lecture will vary, but the theme will always be at the intersection of politics, policy, journalism and current affairs.
The name of the series – FPA Currents – has several overlapping meanings. Firstly, it is held in the River Building which is adjacent to the Rideau River – hence the “Currents.” As well, it is an event that is squarely focused on current affairs and the Faculty thinks of currents as “moving forward,” which ties in to FPA’s five-year plan called “Moving FPA Forward.”
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Convenient Parking is available in P16 (below the River Building) or P9. For more details including maps and rates visit the Carleton Parking Services website.
If you are planning to get to campus via OC Transpo, bus numbers 4, 7 and 111 service Carleton’s campus. The O-Train also stops on campus, making it very accessible via public transportation. Use OC Transpo’s quick planner to find the route that would be quickest and easiest for you.
What is the agenda for the event?
The lecture and questions will take place from 7:00-8:30pm followed by a reception in the Atrium from 8:30-9:30pm.