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The View from Apthorp: Global Citizenship and the Environment

Judy and Sean Palfrey

This coming January 21-24, Adams House will again sponsor its own WinterSession programming. When instituted a few years back, WinterSession was specifically intended to allow students to explore subjects and themes that they would not otherwise have time to pursue during their normal course of studies. This year our program is entitled 2035: A Guide to Living on An Altered Planet, and will explore how changes in climate, energy, and resources will affect the lives of current students 20 years hence. Speakers will include Arctic Expert Professor Jim McCarthy; Zip-Car Founder, Robin Chase; Brian Sweat, Head of Environmental Planning for the City of Boston; and Bruce Oreck, the US Ambassador to Finland, who’s made it his personal mission to inform and engage the public on environmental issues.

The final day, Saturday the 24th — which will be open to our alumni — will be dedicated to a single topic, The Sustainability Myth. A distinguished panel of experts from science, industry and politics will lead a discussion on the directions of change that are needed to avert environmental disaster.

We’ll of course be in touch with more details as the event draws closer, but in the meantime, Sean and I hope to see many of you back at Adams for Harvard Yale, 3:30 to 6:00 PM on the 22rd.

Go Harvard!

Judy and Sean