Climate Change: How to Sustain Our Future, SPUSA Workshop

Climate Change: How to Sustain Our Future

On behalf of Purdue Student Pugwash, all are invited to attend the thirteenth annual Purdue Student Pugwash Midwest Regional Conference titled “Climate Change: How to Sustain our Future” to be held on April 13-14th, 2018 at the Purdue University Stewart Center. Registration for entrance begins at 5:30pm Friday, April 13th, and registration for Saturday's entrance begins at 8:30am.

This year’s conference focuses on the societal dimensions relating to current issues of climate change and sustainable development. Other conference speakers will include but not limited to: Dr. Jeffrey Dukes, Director of Purdue Climate Change Research Center, the Lafayette Columbian Park Zoo Mobile Zoo program with animal ambassadors, and Dr. Manjana Milkoreit, Assistant Professor of Political Science. We realize that these issues are complex subjects, and Pugwash will strive to incorporate a diversity of perspectives and details for them. A series of presentations and a subsequent workshop for selected applicants will allow participants to actively discuss the different topics presented in the conference.

Last year, our twelfth annual conference was titled “Space & Society: Governing Our Galaxy.” It examined the recent steps taken in science toward spaceflight. Our conferences have a history of bringing in a wide variety of distinguished speakers in their fields. In years previous, our keynote speakers included: Dr. David Wolf, former Purdue astronaut, Robert Zurbin, President of Mars Society, the honorable Dr. Peter Lyons, Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner, Dr. Arden Bement, Director of the National Science Foundation, Nancy Lilly, Vice President of New Product Planning and Marketing Analytics at Eli Lilly and Co., and Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” host of the critically acclaimed children’s television program.  Bill Nye’s keynote address boasted over 1000 attendees from throughout the Midwest for the 2007 Space & Society Conference.


Tentative Agenda

April 13, 2018


Registration opens



April 14

Registration opens

12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Small workshop begins (invitation only)
1:00-2:00pm Discussion and debate of conference themes
2:00-4:00pm Climate simulation
4:00-5:30 Case studies on ethics
5:30pm Adjourn