Climate Change and the U.S. Government


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4:30pm to 5:30pm


Harvard Kennedy School, Rubenstein 306

In the U.S., legal and legislative battles over climate change are raging from the court house to the White House and both chambers of Congress. Ultimately, who has the power to change course on climate change? And who has the courage to step forward and prevent impending catastrophe? Perhaps most importantly, what plans and proposals have the highest potential to halt climate change altogether? Join us to examine and debate these vital questions.


Carol BrownerCarol M. Browner, Hauser Leader, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009-2011); 8th Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1993-2001)
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Cass Sunstein headshotCass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor and Founding Director, Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, Harvard Law School; Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (2009-2012)
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Introduction by: Rand Wentworth, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, Center for Public Leadership and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
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Co-sponsored by the HKS Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Professional Interest Caucus.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Questions? Email

See also: Hauser Leaders