Policy Pub is a recurring series of brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the college on public policy issues that affect everyone.
For the second "season" opener of this popular series, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents Assistant Professor of Geography Christopher Uejio, who has been studying health effects related to climate change, including heat waves and diseases transmitted by mosquitoes (Zika) and water.
Rather than just putting out words of doom and gloom related to this very real environmental crisis, Dr. Uejio is looking at "win/win" opportunities, whereby strengthening our institutions and infrastructure can help society withstand and recover from disasters as well as climate change.
Dr. Uejio studies how the physical environment, broadly defined, influences human health and well-being. He co-authored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework. He frequently works with health departments to understand and adapt to climate change.
After the brief talk, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on the topic.
Policy Pubs take place in a relaxed bar atmosphere. They are free and open to the general public. No experience or prior knowledge is required.
Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Backwoods Bistro 401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee