scientist David Fridley kicks off the Davies Forum speakers series Feb. 15 in Fromm Hall at 7 p.m.
The University of San
Davies Forum kicks off its
spring speakers series Feb. 15, with the first in a series of presentations on
the topic “Creative Strategies for Climate Change: Envisioning a Post Carbon
This spring’s speakers include energy
scientist David Fridley, writer Rebecca Solnit, media artist Tiffany Holmes, urban planner Peter
Calthorpe, and Bay Area environmental, transit, and community development
experts. All Davies Forum events are free and open to the public.
USF’s Davies Forum,
comprised of selected students with a dedicated professor(s), tackles various
prominent issues of the day each semester – from nuclear disarmament,
leadership and the American presidency, to American values in international
business, and the environment.
This semester’s forum brings to bear an interdisciplinary
approach to climate change and sustainability, drawing on science, creative
writing, mapmaking, art, policy work, and urban planning.
At semester’s end students, known as Davies Scholars, will
have created plans for a post-carbon city, a city that sustains humanity after
the age of fossil fuels.
Established in 1981 by San Francisco philanthropist Louise
M. Davies, the forum was created to enhance USF’s efforts to produce future
leaders dedicated to public service and committed to ethical leadership –
something Davies saw ebbing in society at large.
scientist David Fridley, a staff scientist at the Energy Analysis Program at the Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory and fellow at the
Post-Carbon Institute in Berkeley, has spent three decades working in the energy sector in China and the US. His focus at the Davies Forum will be on urban energy and the challenges of alternative energy.
Check out the Davies Forum calendar online for a complete list of upcoming speakers.