The Policy Pub fall series continues with Assistant Professor of Sociology Mathew Hauer's presentation on climate change – not the physical science involved but its potential impacts on society, particularly how migration induced by sea level rise could reshape the U.S. population distribution.
After his brief presentation, "Ripple Effect: How Sea Level Rise Will Reshape the US Population Landscape," Dr. Hauer will facilitate a community conversation about how this could affect Florida and Tallahassee.
In addition to potential impacts on our way of life, the human migration that results from higher water levels along our coasts will certainly have an effect on local and state government policies, so expect another engaging dialogue on that issue.
The New York Times, National Geographic, Time Magazine, Popular Science, USA Today, and other publications have featured Dr. Hauer's research on climate change, human migration and environmental sociology.
Policy Pubs take place in the relaxed, informal atmosphere in the bar area of one of the city's most popular restaurants.
Pub attendees listen to brief, plain-language talks about such topics as politics, economics, the environment, and more. Then they ask questions and engage in friendly dialogue. It’s fun, social, interactive, and highly informative.
Because these events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a convenient parking spot and a good table inside.
Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Backwoods Bistro 401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee FL 32301