2011 George D. Aiken Lecture
Hosted by the College of Engineering
Keynote address by Lynn Scarlett
Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm
UVM Ira Allen Chapel
Parking available in the Gutterson Garage after 3:30pm
Lynn Scarlett is currently a senior Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC and an environmental analyst focusing on climate change adaptation, environmental risk management, green business and infrastructure, energy and water issues, landscape-scale conservation, and science and decision making. In 2009, she was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer on climate change at the University of California Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. From 2005 – 2009 she was Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Interior where she chaired the Department’s Climate Change Task Force. Previously, Lynn served 4 years as the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. She is a former President of the Reason Foundation and Director for 15 years of the Reason Public Policy Institute, where she focused on environmental, land use and natural resources issues. She is a former president of Executive Women in Government, a member of the national Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests and was chair of the federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council. She also serves on the boards of the American Hiking Society and the Continental Divide Trail Alliance and RESOLVE (nonprofit environmental dispute resolution), and is a trustee emeritus of the Udall Foundation.