Environment and Energy Issues in Times of Unrest
Environment and energy issues are intertwined with other social and economic problems, as evident from the events of the past few months. In this panel moderated by HHH alum Maggie Rogers (MS-STEP '20), Prof Bonnie Keeler and Gabe Chan of the Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, discuss how COVID, the economic downturn, and the Minneapolis uprisings reveal new insights into long-standing environmental challenges from climate change to environmental racism.
Gabe Chan is an assistant professor and chair of the Humphrey School's Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) area. Chan's research examines policies to stimulate innovation in energy technologies and mitigate global climate change in the United States, China, and internationally. Chan's research blends economic methods and theory with a broader set of social science and technical knowledge.
Bonnie Keeler is assistant professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she is affiliated with the Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, the Institute on the Environment, and the Natural Capital Project. Keeler works at the intersection of sustainability science and environmental economics, with particular expertise in water management and policy.
Maggie Rogers is a Master of Science graduate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. In 2019 she became an ACARA fellow for her entrepreneurial project regarding human behavior and food choices. She actively focuses on environmental justice issues surrounding indigenous understandings of nature in her research and activism work. In 2020, she was awarded the STEP Impact Award for her contribution to the STEP program. She has been a part of the Keeler Lab since 2018, focusing on water and climate research with an emphasis on data and code processing.