Aspen Institute and Aspen High School Present the “Speaking to the Future Series”

January 6, 2009  • Institute Contributor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 Contact: Cristal Logan
Community Outreach Director
The Aspen Institute
(970) 544-7929

Aspen Institute and Aspen High School Present the “Speaking to the Future Series”

Aspen, CO, January 6, 2009—The Aspen Institute in conjunction with Aspen High School present the next event in the “Speaking to the Future Series” featuring David Monsma, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program. Monsma’s talk will focus on climate change and the fate of the Arctic.

The lecture, which is open to all students of Aspen High School, will take place on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 11:30am – 12:10pm in the Aspen High School seminar room. The Series is part of the Aspen Institute’s overall effort to share its resources with youth in the valley. 

David Monsma is the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program which includes the Catto Fellowship Program, the Aspen Environment Forum, the Aspen Energy Policy Forum, and the Aspen Commission on Arctic Climate Change. An attorney by training, David has nearly twenty years of policy experience in environmental law, sustainable development and corporate governance. Immediately prior to joining the Institute, Monsma taught law and ethics at Loyola College in Maryland. Previous to that, he served as director of business and environment at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco; task force coordinator for the President’s Council on Sustainable Development under President Clinton and Vice President Gore; and project director of the Campaign for Cleaner Corporations at the Council on Economic Priorities in New York City. Monsma began his legal career as a program attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC.

For more information on the program, please contact Jessica Peet at (970) 544-7914 or [email protected].

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