Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Students Address Climate Change

Dean Auer gives a lecture to students about the Copenhagen climate talk
during a dinner discussion hosted by the SFPI.

Last Friday, the Student Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a dinner discussion with Hutton Honors College Dean Matthew Auer about this week's climate talks in Copenhagen. Dean Auer, who has worked as a negotiator on behalf of the United States at the United Nations, spoke about what issues he believes will be at the core of this week's discussion, as well as tactics he learned were key to successful negotiation from his own experiences.

Student Foreign Policy Initiative Chairman, Christian Hines, speaks
to students as he concludes the event.

Following Dean Auer's presentation, students were given the opportunity to ask questions, and many stayed to talk about the issues surrounding Copenhagen 2009. As a member of the Foreign Policy Initiative, it was great to see such a great turn out, but it was even more encouraging just to be a part of such a fantastic event that focused on a really interesting and important topic. Plus, the pizza and breadsticks we had for dinner was delicious.

Dean Auer answers a student's question during the Q&A session following the event.

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