Headliners

At a Glance

  • 2015−16 season |  Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3, Feb 4, March 3, April 7, and May 5
  • Time | 7 p.m.
  • Location | Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul campus
  • Tickets | Series pass: $80; individual events: $20
  • Registration | 612-624-4000, on site, or online

Celebrating ten years of lively discussions on timely topics.
Hear it here, as it happens.

Headliners, the University of Minnesota’s popular current event series, returns this fall for its tenth season with new opportunities to meet with University experts as they share firsthand knowledge of today's most intriguing stories—medical breakthroughs, culture clashes, social trends, foreign affairs, and more! Hear the Who, What, Why, and How from an insider's point of view, and then ask questions and share your insights in a moderated Q&A.

News from Paris: Deciphering the UN Conference on Climate Change

Jessica Hellmann

In December 2015, the world reached an unprecedented agreement on climate change. At the heart of the agreement are tangible emission reductions, with countries worldwide committing to keep greenhouse gases from reaching catastrophic levels. Countries, regardless of economic standing, also put forward specific commitments to reduce emissions. Yet the overall agreement fails to cite tangible targets and lacks any teeth for enforcement.

Join us March 3 when Dr. Jessica Hellmann, an internationally recognized leader on topics related to global change ecology and climate adaptation, will discuss the highlights and opportunities afforded by the Paris agreement, and also scrutinize it with a critical lens.

Central to the discussion will be the University’s Institute on the Environment. Directed by Hellmann, the Institute is responsible for pursuing interdisciplinary scholarship to help generate and nourish what Hellmann calls “a sustainable future that we can see, but still need to create." 

Dr. Jessica Hellmann, Professor, Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, College of Biological Sciences; Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

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