Climate Change Summit at U-M

October 19, 2017
Alexandra Haddad, 734-764-3545,


DATE: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

EVENT: The Climate Change Summit will feature seven rising stars in environmental sustainability and is intended to raise awareness and spark a conversation about climate change with the inaugural dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, Jonathan Overpeck. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include:

  • Ben Bunker, chief executive officer, Global BrightLight Foundation
  • Tara Houska, attorney and director, Honor the Earth
  • Angel Hsu, director, Yale Data-Driven Environmental Solutions Group
  • Ahmina Maxey, North American coordinator, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
  • Kait Parker, meteorologist, and ABC News
  • Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon Fellow and acting director, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Sean Watkins, community manager, The Solutions Project
  • Moderator: Jonathan Overpeck, dean, U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

PLACE: Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor

SPONSOR: U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

INFORMATION: The Climate Change Summit is held in conjunction with the opening ceremonies for the new School for Environment and Sustainability. All related events are listed at