David L. Downie, Ph. D., Fairfield University's new Director of Environmental Studies

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We are very pleased to have environmental scholar David L. Downie, Ph. D., formerly with Columbia University, now on the Fairfield University faculty, as the director of Environmental Studies and associate professor of environmental studies. Please consider him as a source for articles on Environmental Policy, Climate Change, and Global Environmental Concerns, among other issues. He has an extensive background studying the environment, and his research specifically focuses on the creation, content and implementation of international environmental policy.

We invite you to meet Dr. Downie, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4:20 p.m., when he will give a 20-minute talk, entitled, " Climate Change and Economics of Solar Industry,"at the Solar Connecticut conference taking place on the Fairfield campus, in the Barone Campus Center's Oak Room. Please feel free to contact me to arrange an individual appointment with him.

The author of numerous publications on a variety of topics, his most recent works include: "Climate Change: A Reference Guide" (ABC Clio 2008 - forthcoming), with Kate Brash and Catherine Vaughan; "Global Environmental Politics," 4th Edition (Westview Press, 2006), with Pam Chasek and Janet Welsh Brown; "The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy," with Norm Vig and Regina Axelrod (CQ Press, 2004); and "Northern Lights against POPs: Combating Toxic Threats in the Arctic," with Terry Fenge (McGill-Queens University Press, 2003).

Prior to joining Fairfield University in 2008, Dr. Downie taught courses in environmental politics at Columbia University from 1994-2008. While at Columbia he also served as director of Environmental Policy Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs (1994-2000), director of the Earth Institute Fellows Program (2002-2004), associate director of the Graduate Program in Climate and Society (2004-2008) and director of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change (2004-2008), among other positions. He earned a B.A. from Duke University, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 23, 2008

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Vol. 41 , No. 62

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