UNCP speaker to talk climate change


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PEMBROKE — Climate change is the topic of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s next School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.

Oren Cass, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, will speak Wednesday at University Center Annex. His lecture, “Leading Nowhere: The Farce and Futility of Global Action on Climate Change,” will begin at 3:40 p.m. A reception will follow. The lecture is open to the public.

At the Manhattan Institute, Cass focuses on energy, the environment, and the social safety net. He was domestic policy director of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2011 and 2012. In that role, he shaped campaign policy and communication on issues from health care to energy to trade.

Since then, he has outlined new conservative policy approaches on poverty, climate change, environmental regulation, and international trade. In 2015, Politico recognized him as one of 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics” for his work as the “conservative poverty crusader.”

Cass has written columns and essays for publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, National Affairs, City Journal, National Review, and Politico.

For information, call John Parnell at 910-521-6465 or send an email to johnparnell@uncp.edu.

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