Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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MIT Kirsch Auditorium 32-123, Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

MIT Conversation on Climate Change

"One Man's Journey to Climate Activism: A Talk with Dr. Larry Linden"
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Join the MIT Climate Conversation with a talk by Dr. Larry Linden, MIT alum and former General Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs.  From growing up in smog-filled Los Angeles, to MIT, the White House, and then a career on Wall Street, Dr. Linden describes the experiences and transformation that brought him to launch an effort to move the politics of climate change in the United States.  The Linden Trust for Conservation is seeking to advance a national conversation on the use of a revenue-neutral carbon tax to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, a centrist concept with the potential to draw bipartisan support. Describing lessons learned on the role of science in regulation, government technology policy, and financial risk management, his insights are both personal and global as they apply to our individual and collective ability to make a difference in one of the 21st century’s most pressing challenges. 

About Dr. Linden

Dr. Larry Linden leads the Linden Trust for Conservation, founded in 2006 to bring state-of-the art skills in finance and markets to the environmental community. The Trust is currently focused on the establishment of market-based solutions for the control of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.    Larry is a former General Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he launched the firm's first environmental policy, and has also served as Partner at McKinsey & Co. and on the White House Staff in the Carter Administration coordinating technology policy development for the transportation, energy sectors and environmental protection.  He has served as Board Chair for the World Wildlife Fund and Resources for the Future and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of TIAA and advisor to the Redstone Strategy Group and New World Capital Group. Dr. Linden holds a PhD from MIT and a BSE from Princeton.  

Climate Change Conversation Event Series

The MIT Climate Conversation Committee is sponsoring a series of events in Spring 2015 to engage the MIT community on the role and innovation potential for the Institute to address climate change.  To learn more about the conversation and upcoming events visit, and join the conversation with the following opportunities:

For more information, please contact: Climate Committee Chair, Roman Stocker, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, or Sarah Brylinsky, Office of Sustainability,

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Roman Stocker

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