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Bard College to Host Expert Panel on Rebuilding New Orleans on Thursday, November 20
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Thursday, November 20, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (BCEP) and Bard Urban Studies in New Orleans Program (NOI) will host a panel discussion with four distinguished speakers exploring the redevelopment of New Orleans and viable options for urban planning and environmental policy post–Katrina. The event, “Urban Environmental Sustainability—Rebuilding New Orleans,” is free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 103 of the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation. Directly following the panel discussion at 7 p.m., there will be information sessions for prospective students to find out more about both the BCEP and NOI programs. Light refreshments will be served.
Michael Haggerty is an urban designer and planner with SMWM LLP. He lives in Brooklyn and earned a B.A. from Bard in 2002 and a master’s in urban planning with distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He worked with Frederic Schwartz Architects from 2006 to 2007 on the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP), a six-month recovery planning process sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Over the past year, he has worked with the City of Newark on a new master plan and with Bard College on a campus design framework. Frederic Schwartz Architects was assigned to create a “District Recovery Plan” for two New Orleans planning districts, which included 21 neighborhoods. At the time, 40 percent of New Orleans’ returned population was living in these neighborhoods.
Peter G. Stillman is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Vassar College. He holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. He participates in Vassar's American Culture Program and Environmental Studies Program, which he directed from 2003 to 2006 and in which he teaches frequently. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on utopian political thought, Hegel’s political philosophy, Marx’s theories, and ecological issues, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Most recently, he has published a coauthored book chapter with Adelaide Villmoare on “Social Justice after Katrina: The Need for a Revitalized Public Sphere”; another chapter, on New Orleans in the two years since Katrina, is forthcoming.
Adelaide H. Villmoare is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Vassar College. She earned a B.A. degree from Smith College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. She teaches courses in American politics, including American politics and democracy, justice and lower courts, media and politics, feminism and women in legal process, and the politics of public and private. She has long been involved in the American Culture Program, where she has taught a variety of courses, including “The Culture of Killing.” Her current research examines the politics of rights, and issues of public and private in post–Katrina New Orleans. Recent publications include “Law and Order in Katrina: Policing and the Politics of Public and Private in New Orleans,” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (forthcoming 2007); with Peter G. Stillman, “Social Justice After Katrina: The Need for a Revitalized Public Sphere,” in Through the Eye of Katrina, eds. Kristin A. Bates and Richelle S. Swan (Carolina Academic Press, 2007).
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy (BCEP) is a graduate program at Bard College that is committed to developing strategies to address environmental challenges through effective, science-based policy solutions. BCEP offers multiple degree options, including a Masters of Science in Environmental Policy. The unique 3-2 option for Bard College undergraduate students allows Bard undergraduates to obtain an MS and BA in 5 short years. www.bard.edu/cep
The Bard Urban Studies in New Orleans Program (NOI) offers a unique and highly-selective 8-week program in New Orleans. The program’s 20 students investigate notions of urbanism, ecology, and social policy, both in seminar style-classes and in demanding internships. The program accepts students from Bard and Simon’s Rock, as well as from other institutions. www.bard.edu/neworleans
For more information about this event, please contact Molly Williams at 845-758-7071 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was last updated on 11-12-2008