Science & Public Policy Lecture Series


As a part of its continuing initiative to highlight international topics in STEM fields, The European Studies Center sponsors annual lectures that explore the intersection of scientific research and public policy debates in the European Union and the United States. For more information about this lecture series, which is funded in part by the Center’s Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education, please contact Associate Director Allyson Delnore. 

Science and Public Policy in the EU and the US Events:

Tuesday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m.
The Politics of Shale Gas and Anti-fracking Movements in France and the United Kingdom
Presenter: Dr. John Keeler, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Location: 4130 Posvar Hall

Tuesday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m.
The European Union’s Emissions Trading System: Global Model or Regional Muddle?
Presenter: William Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, A Scholarly Initiative of the School of International Service, American University
Location: 4130 Posvar Hall

Thursday, February 11th at 12:00 p.m.
Property Rights: A Major Driver in EU/US Differences in Drilling for Shale Gas, and a Relatively Unexplored Factor Underlying Broader EU/US Environmental Policy
Presenter: Bernard Goldstein, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health
Location: 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Lunch reserved for pre-registered participants, to register please go to:  The paper is available for download at  Additional comments will be provided by Dean John Keeler, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.