THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW: GETTING THE CLIMATE QUESTION RIGHT


Apr
09
2013

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  • Speaker: Rip Rapson, President & CEO of the Kresge Foundation
  • Host Department: Program in the Environment
  • Date: 04/09/2013
  • Time: 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

  • Location: Law School (Hutchins Hall, Room 250)

  • Description:

    This event is hosted by the Environmental Law & Policy Program (ELPP)

    Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3.1 billion private foundation based in metropolitan Detroit. Seven strategically focused programs – in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services – seek to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities; improving the health of low-income people; supporting artist expression; increasing college achievement; assisting in the revitalization of Detroit; and advancing methods for dealing with climate change. An attorney and expert in urban policy, Rapson assumed leadership on July 1, 2006, and quickly initiated a multi-year transition to expand and recalibrate Kresge’s grantmaking. Rapson received his law degree from Columbia University.

    This event is co-sponsored by: CLOSUP- the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy; the University of Michigan Energy Institute, the Erb Institute, the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, the Program in the Environment, the School of Education, the School of Public Health, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

    For more information, contact:
    Jenny Rickard, 734.764.4705,
    rickardj@umich.edu

  • Click here for Rapson event poster

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