Dr. Robert Brinkmann, Director of the Sustainability Studies program in the Department of Geology, Environment and Sustainability, recently attended the Harris Manchester Summer Research Institute at Oxford University. During the week-long event, which is held each year at the end of June, organizers select one attendee to give a lecture to fellow participants. Brinkmann was this year’s honoree.
“It was a real honor to be invited to give a lecture at Oxford to such notable scholars,” Brinkmann said. “Few in attendance had a background on sustainability, but I think I demonstrated that sustainability research has links across the academy.” His lecture was titled “Sustainability and Scale: Making Sense of Sustainability Initiatives at International, National and Local Scales.”
Brinkmann opened his lecture with a homegrown joke about a climate change scientist and a climate change skeptic who were engaged in a heated debate in a British pub. To find out who won the debate, visit Brinkmann’s post in The Huffington Post.