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PSI Speaker Series: Can Cities and States Solve the Climate Crisis?

The Phoenix Sustainability Initiative (PSI) Speaker Series presents Chris Wheat, Strategy Director American Cities Climate Change Challenge at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and former chief sustainability officer for Chicago. Chris will discuss the efforts of cities, states, businesses and other organizations in the U.S. to mitigate climate change in the absence of federal action. Amir Jina, assistant professor at the Harris school, will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by a screening of the documentary "Paris to Pittsburg." (watch the tailer here:

Chipotle (including a vegetarian option) will be served! For drinks, please bring your own mug/tumbler.

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5:45 p.m. ... Doors open/check-in

6:00-6:55 p.m. ... Discussion with Chris Wheat moderated by Amir Jina

7:00-8:15 p.m. ... Screening of "Paris to Pittsburg"

Event Date:

May 8, 2019 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM


Saieh Hall for Economics

Room 021

5757 S. University Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637