Public invited to talk by Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Colin Moore, (808) 956-8016
Assistant Professor, Political Science, UH Manoa
Posted: Mar 4, 2013

Theda Skocpol
Theda Skocpol
Theda Skocpol, world-renowned sociologist and political scientist at Harvard University, is coming to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus to share her views on global warming and the green economy.
Her free, public lecture, “Countering Extremism and Engaging Americans in the Fight against Global Warming,” will be held at UH Mānoa’s Art Auditorium on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6 p.m. The Art Auditorium is located at 2535 McCarthy Mall.
The lecture will address the issues of global warming, the recent failure by Congress to enact “cap and trade” to reduce carbon emissions, and the next steps needed to move America toward a green economy.
“We are pleased to host Professor Skocpol at this event. She is an engaging speaker, whose research in the areas of social policy and civic engagement is both influential and transformative,” said Denise Konan, dean of the College of Social Sciences.
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. In 2002-03, she served as President of the American Political Science Association during the centennial of this leading professional body. Skocpol's research focuses on U.S. social policy and civic engagement in American democracy, including changes since the 1960s. In addition to her academic roles, Skocpol co-founded in 2009 and is current director of the Scholars Strategy Network, a national organization that encourages public engagement by university-based scholars. Her current projects study the transformations of U.S. federal policies in the Obama era.
The lecture is sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, the Department of Political Science and the Scholars Strategy Network Hawai`i.
Doors to the public lecture will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. event. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $6.