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About the Speakers


Donald A. Brown
Associate Professor Environmental Ethics, Science and Law,
Penn State University;
Director
Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium;
Director
Collaborative Program on Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change


Donald A. Brown is Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law at Penn State University where he is currently teaching interdisciplinary courses on climate change and sustainable development and acting as Program Director of the Collaborative Program on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change whose secretariat is the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Brown is also director of the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium, an organization comprised of 56 Pennsylvania universities and the Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources. Before holding these positions he was an environmental lawyer for the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Program Manager for United Nations Organizations at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of International Environmental Policy. In this position he represented the United States Environmental Protection Agency on United States delegations to the United Nations negotiating climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable development issues. Brown has written about and lectured extensively on climate change issues over the last 20 years. He has lectured on climate change issues at 30 universities in eight countries and lectured on sustainability issues in 23 countries. His interest has been the need to integrate environmental science, economic, and law in environmental policy making. His latest book is American Heat: Ethical Problems with the U.S. Response to Global Warming (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002).

John Caroselli
Executive Vice President
National Grid

John Caroselli is Executive Vice President at National Grid, an international energy company. He is the lead executive for New York State and also leads Customer Product & Service functions. Caroselli was Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer, KeySpan Corp. He was responsible for Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Brand Management, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service. Mr. Caroselli came to KeySpan in 2001 from AXA Financial where he was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to that, he held senior officer positions with Chase Manhattan, Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He has extensive experience in strategy, merger integration, and major change programs. Caroselli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College and a Master of Arts degree in organizational psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He serves on the Boards of the United Way of NYC, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, New York State Smart Grid Consortium and on the Asia Society Business Council. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Maureen. They have two children.

John Filippelli
Chief, Strategic Planning and Multi-Media Programs Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


John Filippelli has been with U.S. EPA for 31 years and is currently the Chief of Region 2's Strategic Planning and Multi-Media Programs Branch. He is responsible for the Region's NEPA, pollution prevention, and energy programs as well as various planning and grants programs. He is also co-chair of EPA Region 2’s Climate Change Workgroup. Filippelli previously held management positions in the Region's air pollution control program with responsibility for State Air Quality Implementation Plans, mobile sources and air monitoring. He was also team leader for Region 2’s solid waste management programs with responsibility for landfill, waste transfer station, recycling and source reduction programs. Prior to joining EPA, he worked in comprehensive transportation planning for the New York City Department of Transportation and land use planning for Jersey City, New Jersey. John holds B.A. and Master of City and Regional Planning degrees from Rutgers University.

Stephen Gardiner
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy and Program on Values in Society
University of Washington, Seattle


Stephen Gardiner is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Program on Values in Society at the University of Washington, Seattle. He specializes in ethics, political philosophy and environmental ethics. He also has interests in ancient philosophy, bioethics, and the philosophy of economics. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 1999 for a dissertation on Aristotelian virtue ethics, supervised by Terence Irwin. He also has an M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Gardiner is the editor of Virtue Ethics, Old and New (Cornell University Press, 2005), and the coordinating co-editor (with Dale Jamieson, Simon Caney and Henry Shue) of Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford University Press, 2010). His manuscript A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Global Environmental Tragedy is also currently under contract at Oxford. In 2007, he organized the interdisciplinary conference Ethics and Climate Change at the University of Washington. Steve's work has been cited by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007), and the U.K. government's Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change (2006), and his paper on precaution was recently listed by the Journal of Political Philosophy as one of its three most cited articles of 2005-2007. In recent years, he has presented his research at conferences and workshops in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. He has also been interviewed by the Sunday Times (of London), the Seattle Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and the Weather Channel.

Elizabeth A. Johnson
Distinguished Professor of Theology
Fordham University


Elizabeth Johnson is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs and mentoring students for the doctorate. Author of eight books, she has also published numerous scholarly essays; her work has been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Dutch, Polish, Lithuanian, Korean, and Thai. Former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the oldest and largest society of theologians in the world, and former president of the interreligious American Theological Society, she has delivered numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally.

Ellen Kurlansky
Policy Analyst
Office of Air and Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Ellen Kurlansky is a policy analyst in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Air and Radiation. She is responsible for a number of issues pertaining to the environmental impact of energy development and use including by the electricity-generating industry. She had broad experience in environmental and energy policy gained from work at otherEPA offices and at other government agencies, at non-profit organizations, and as a consultant. Kurlansky, who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, has a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Economics from George Washington University.

David L. Levy

Professor and Chair, Department of Management and Marketing
University of Massachusetts, Boston

David L. Levy is Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness. His research examines corporate strategic responses to climate change, the growth of the clean energy business sector, and the emergence of carbon disclosure as a form of governance. He has published andlectured widely on these topics. He edits Climate Inc., a blog devoted to intelligent discussion of business and climate change.

Warren Lux
Human Subjects Research Review Official
Director, Program in Human Research Ethics
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Warren E. Lux Jr., M.D., is human subjects research review official and director of the Program in Human Research Ethics in the Office of the Science Advisor of the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Lux was formerly medical director of the Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and adjunct associate professor of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is an affiliated scholar with the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University and has taught clinical ethics at the Georgetown University Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He twice received the Residents' Award for Excellence in Teaching from the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Lux graduated from New York University Medical School and has a B.A. degree from Amherst College.

Pai-Yei Whung
Chief Scientist, Office of the Science Advisor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

As Chief Scientist, Dr. Pai-Yei Whung shares fully with the EPA Science Advisor in planning and developing cross-agency scientific efforts. Whung joined EPA in April 2008, and led the completion of the first cross-EPA Science Priorities initiative. In support of the Obama Administration’s recent green jobs and environment efforts, Whung is leading an integrated environmental technology portfolio to provide rapid solutions to emerging environmental challenges. In the area of climate change, as a trained climate change scientist, Whung chairs an intra- and interagency workgroup on climate and health science for decision and policy making. She is also spearheading a climate change and health initiative with the World Health Organization to focus on co-benefits of greenhouse gas and/or black carbon reduction.

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