2012-2013 Convocations Schedule
The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of disciplines. The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.
When permission is granted by the speakers, convocations will be streamed live on the Internet and available for on-demand viewing afterward. Tune in here.
Recordings of convocations prior to the academic year have been archived here. Videos of many past convocations are also in the Gould Library collection.
Carleton students, faculty, and staff may submit suggestions for future convocation speakers with this online form.
Convocation: Richard Moss '77
Richard Moss (Carleton Class of 1977) works at the intersection of climate science and policy as Senior Scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland. He directed the U.S. government's climate research program from 2000-2006 (spanning the Clinton and Bush administrations) and led preparation of a number of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1993-1998. He also led climate change programs at the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Foundation. Moss remains active in the IPCC and attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2007, when IPCC shared the award with Al Gore. He is also active in the climate research committees of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. An English literature major at Carleton, Moss received his Ph.D. in public policy from Princeton before delving into climate change research. Moss’ experiences demonstrate the value of a liberal arts education and Carleton's distribution requirements! The title of his presentation is "What Do We Need to Know to Act on Climate Change?"
Time: 10:50 am
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Skinner Memorial Chapel
Sponsored by: College Relations
Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308
This event occurs on:
- Friday, April 30th, 2010