Episode 57: May 28, 2024

On today’s episode we hear a rebroadcast of a special event sponsored by the UMBC Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program. In April of 2024 (Earth Month, coincidentally), the Sondheim program convened a special panel of five policy experts on climate change to discuss Maryland’s climate future.

The Climate Futures policy event brought together distinguished speakers from academia, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Serena Coleman McIlwain is the Secretary of the Environment for the state of Maryland, having assumed the role under the administration of Governor Wes Moore in March of 2023.

Dr. Meghan Avolio is Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah T. Koser serves as Restoration Program Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Julieta Rodrigo is Urban and Community Resilience Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Brady Walker is Head of US Government Affairs and Market Strategy at Ørsted, a major Danish energy firm specializing in green energy delivery, and is also a UMBC Sondheim Scholars Program alumnus.

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Retrieving the Social Sciences is a production of the UMBC Center for Social Science Scholarship.  Our podcast host is Dr. Ian Anson, our director is Dr. Christine Mallinson, our associate director is Dr. Felipe Filomeno, and our production intern is Jean Kim.   Our theme music was composed and recorded by D’Juan Moreland.  Special thanks to Amy Barnes and Myriam Ralston for production assistance.  Make sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube, where you can find full video recordings of recent UMBC events.