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Cornell audience will hear EPA Administrator Regan speak to environmental justice

Cornell audience will hear EPA Administrator Regan speak to environmental justice

Michael S. Regan, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, will speak at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School Institute for Public Affairs Spring Colloquium Series on February 10.

His talk Environmental Justice: A Governmental PerspectiveThe meeting will start at 5pm Registration is required. Regan will present the Zoom presentation and give an overview on the EPA’s role in promoting equity in environmental justice through its practices, policies and programs.

Hosted by the Brooks Schools Institute for Public AffairsThe lecture is part the Institutes colloquium. This series aims to connect master of public administration (MPA), students with public affairs professionals at the cutting edge. The Brooks School’s commitment to advancing knowledge in areas such as global sustainability and security, as well as race and policy, is reflected in the EPA Administrators talk.

Administrator Regans distinguished career as an environmental policy expert has exemplified what we want to instill in our communityefficiency and effectiveness, but above all equity. Thomas OTooleThe Institute’s Executive Director. It is crucial that our students are able to apply the skills of collaboration management and strategic planning to environmental justice in a time when difficult truths are being revealed about equity around the world.

Moderator of the lecture and question-answer session is Ariel Ortiz-BobeaAssociate professor of applied Economics and Policy at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Learn more about Administrator Regan

Michael S. Regan, the 16th Administrator of United States Environmental Protection Agency was sworn in on March 11, 2021. He became the first Black man to lead the U.S. EPA and the second person from color.

Regan is a native North Carolinan from Goldsboro. There he discovered a passion for the natural world while hunting and fishing with his grandfather and while exploring the vast lands, waterways, and inner coast of North Carolina.

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Prior to being nominated as EPA Administrator Regan was Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, where he led the development and implementation of North Carolina’s landmark plan to address climate change as well as transition the state towards a clean energy economy.

Regan was previously Associate Vice President of U.S. Climate and Energy, and Southeast Regional Director of Environmental Defense Fund. He began his career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He eventually became a national manager for program management, responsible for designing strategic solutions that work with industry and corporate stakeholders to address climate change, reduce pollution and increase energy efficiency.

Regan is a North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University graduate, making him the first EPA Administrator who graduated from a Historically Black College or University. Regan earned a master’s in public administration from The George Washington University.

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