Science Cafe to meet Nov 1 in Potsdam
POTSDAM — Sustainability and Policy: An Economist’s Perspective is the topic of the next Science Cafe on Tuesday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Led by the urge for private economic gains (the “invisible hand”), human activities have been a central cause of local and global environmental changes.Environmental policies are the “visible hand” that directs human activities in a way that minimizes social economic losses while promoting the equitable distribution of these losses.
Join Assistant Professor Qingran Li (Economics and Financial Studies, Clarkson) as she talks about an economist’s perspective of sustainability and how economic research can inform the design of environmental policy.
Traditionally, Science Cafés have brought together local university and college professors and townspeople in relaxed, informal settings, such as coffeehouses and pubs.
The speaker will make a presentation about a topic in their field and, as always, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
The Canton events will be held Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. in The Rushton Conference Room in the Best Western University Inn at 90 E. Main Street, Canton.
The Potsdam events are held on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room at 2 Park St.
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The Science Café is sponsored by Clarkson University School of Arts & Sciences, Potsdam NY.Science Cafe