Faculty Lives in Public Service Features Prof. Jonathan Wiener

January 17, 2007Duke Law News

The second event in this year's Faculty Lives in Public Service event is Thursday, January 18, 2007, at 12:15 in Room 4048. Pizza is served. Join Professor Jonathan Wiener for an informal discussion of his public service work addressing climate change and other health and environmental risks, as well as his organizing worrk with Americorp and other community service groups.

Faculty Lives is a regular program of the Office and Board of Public Interest & Pro Bono. The 2006-2007 Co-Directors are Katherine Scott and Laura Durity.

Join Professor Jonathan Wiener for an informal discussion of his work with the US Department of Justice, the White House, and nonprofit groups to design successful policies to address climate change and other health and environmental risks. Professor Wiener currently holds appointments at the Duke Law School, the Nicholas School, and the Sanford Institute. From 1989 to the end of 1993, Professor Wiener worked in the DOJ and White House on environmental law, risk regulation, and international negotiations on the Climate Change treaties, during both the first Bush and Clinton administrations. Since then, he has worked with Environmental Defense and other nonprofit groups on developing climate change policy, has met with US Senators about climate legislation, and has testified before committees of the US Senate and the French National Assembly.

Jonathan Wiener has also been committed to community service. He helped organize the Americorps National Service program in 1993, helped start the annual City Year servathon in Boston in 1989 and DC Cares servathon in Washington DC in 1991, served on the North Carolina State Commission on National and Community Service from 1994-98, and founded the "Dedicated to Durham" community service day held twice each year at Duke Law School since 1995.

Before coming to Duke, he worked on U.S. and international environmental policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and at the United States Department of Justice, serving in both the first Bush and Clinton administrations. He attended the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

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