UT Discusses Presidential Campaign, Environment

KNOXVILLE — A lecture series about environmental issues in the 2000 presidential campaign will be held March 14-April 27 at the University of Tennessee.

The 7 p.m. presentations by speakers from other universities and agencies will cover presidential candidates’ views on endangered species, environmental crimes and other topics.

Scheduled lectures include:
— March 14, Hodges Library Auditorium, “Perspectives on the Presidential candidates,” Michael Kraft, professor of political science and environmental studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
— March 27, University Center Shiloh Room, “The Problem of Environmental Crime,” Donald Rebovich, research director, National White Collar Crime Center.
— April 10, UC Auditorium, “Americans’ Concern for the Environment: Implications for the 2000 Elections,” Riley Dunlap, Boeing distinguished professor of environmental sociology, Washington State University.
— April 17, UC Shiloh Room, “The Snail Darter, the Tellico Dam, and Sustainable Democracy–Lessons for the Next President from a Classic Endangered Species Controversy,” Zigmundt J.B. Plater, professor of law, Boston College.
— April 27, UC Auditorium, “The Economy and the Environment,” Kerry Smith, distinguished professor of economics, North Carolina State University.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Hood, UT sociology department, at 865-974-7023.