Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Darman Room (T-135), HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Environmental Speaker Series: A Conversation with Josh Alpert

On behalf of CPL Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership Rand Wentworth and the Energy and Environment Professional Interest Council (PIC) at HKS, you’re invited to an informal lunch with Josh Alpert, Director of Special Projects for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Mr. Alpert, who previously served as Chief of Staff to Charlie Hale, Mayor of Portland, OR, will join students for a conversation about climate change and the role states, cities, and individuals can play in meeting the Paris Climate Agreement. This lunch will be a great opportunity for students interested in climate action, local government, or international non-profits to meet with one of today's most up-and-coming environmental leaders. RSVP here.

This event is part of CPL's Environmental Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Energy and Environment PIC at HKS.


Liz Hanson (MPP '18)
Chair, Energy and Environment PIC at HKS

Introduction by:
Rand Wentworth
Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, Center for Public Leadership


Joshua Alpert serves as C40's Director of Special Projects. In this role, he currently works on the creation of an inclusive climate action plan for megacities, templates for city investment and divestment, and a host of other projects. Prior to starting with C40, Joshua was Chief of Staff to Mayor Charlie Hales in Portland, OR. As Chief of Staff, Josh worked with and advised the Mayor on long-range strategy and policy, led City efforts on addressing homelessness and was the lead for C40, where he helped launch a seven-city pilot to quantify and measure the green economy. Before joining Mayor Hales' administration, Joshua worked for 7 years as the Northwest Director of Conservation Strategies for The Trust for Public Land. While there, he oversaw 18 successful ballot measure campaigns in western cities, counties and states, raising $2.7 billion in public funding for parks, natural areas and waterways. Joshua holds a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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