ACES Lectures Bring Debate on Important Contemporary Issues to Campus Feb. 5

The ACES series will be held in the DEC Center Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

On February 5, Philadelphia University will host the Academic and Community Engagement Sessions (ACES), a series of conversations about some of today’s most pressing issues. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the DEC Center.

The day-long series of lectures aim to promote interdisciplinary collaboration by demonstrating how important issues affect multiple professions and disciplines. “When students interact with other students and lecturers outside of their own fields, they are exposed to a diversity of ideas which serve to strengthen their learning experience and prepare them better for the challenges that face them after graduation,” said Evan Laine, director of PhilaU’s Law and Society program.

The lectures, open to all PhilaU students and faculty, will take place in the DEC Center Forum. To attend a session, RSVP to the contacts listed below.

The Economy, Too Big to Fail
RSVP to Ryan Long,
8 – 9:15 a.m.

Steven Brostoff – Head of regulatory relations for the Americas for Royal Bank of Scotland and former head of trading investigations in the enforcement division at NYSE Regulation.

Corporate Responsibility and the Clothing Industry
RSVP to Raju Parakkal,
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Gary Gifford – Director of global sourcing at QVC.

Dr. Amyaz Moledina – Associate professor of economics, The College of Wooster, Ohio.

How Sustainable Is It: Fracking in the Oil and Gas Industry
RSVP to Kim Douglas,
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Andrew Kleeman – Founding partner at Eos Energy. In 2009, Eos Energy merged with Mercury Solar Systems to create the second largest Solar EPC on the east coast. As a partner at Mercury, Kleeman served as SVP for new market development, where he tracked and projected state-by-state solar market expansions and contractions on the east coast.

Peter Muller, Ph.D. – Independent geologist and  former professor of geology at the State University of New York at Oneonta . He previously was senior geologist for Alpha Geoscience and staff geologist for the Maryland Geological Survey.

Do I, Or Should I, Own My Ideas?
RSVP to Evan Laine,
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Josh Friedlander – Vice president of strategic data analysis for the Recording Industry Association of America.

Julian Sanchez – Research fellow at the Cato Institute, a public policy research organization dedicated to the principals of individual liberty.

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