Aquinas, WMSBF to Host Andy Hoffman on May 27

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While the scientific community has come to an agreement on climate change, the political debate remains polarized. On May 27, Aquinas College will be hosting University of Michigan’s Dr. Andrew Hoffman as he examines the cultural debate from a sociological, psychological and political science stand point.

Aquinas College, in conjunction with West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and West Michigan Environmental Action Council, will be hosting this event, “How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate.” Hoffman, a professor of sustainable enterprise, will lead the dialogue on what causes people to reject or accept the scientific census on climate change. He will then offer the audience a path to take action for a more scientifically literate public, socially engaged scientific community and thoughtful mode of public discourse.

WHAT:  How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate: A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Hoffman

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Aquinas College, Wege Student Center – Wege Ballroom, 1607 Robinson Rd SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49506

COST:  Free, open to the public

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, a position that holds joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Within this role, Andy also serves as director of the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.