The Forum with George Shultz: Global Climate Action
September 16, 2018
The Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Secretary of State on climate change, in the context of the Global Climate Action Summit.
About the conversation
From September 12 to 14 in San Francisco, the Global Climate Action Summit will bring people together from around the world to showcase the actions of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action, and secure bold commitments to do even more. In this conversation with Malcolm Clemens Young, former Secretary of State and long-time advocate of climate action George Shultz will talk about the history and politics of this effort, and his hopes for the future.
About the guest
George P. Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, in academia and in the world of business. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts, he has taught at three of this country’s great universities (MIT, University of Chicago, Stanford) and he was president of the Bechtel Group, a major engineering and construction company. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and earned a PhD at MIT in industrial economics. He served in the administrations of President Eisenhower, Nixon (as Secretary of Labor and the Treasury and Director of the Office of Management and Budget) and Reagan (Secretary of State). In January 1989, Shultz was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Among Shultz’s many publications are Learning from Experience and Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future. Shultz holds honorary degrees from Notre Dame, Columbia, Princeton, Carnegie-Mellon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tbilisi State University in the Republic of Georgia, Keio University in Tokyo, and Peking University, among others.
About the host
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
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