Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Public Affairs and Sociology Brown Bag Series

On Friday, January 31, the Department of Public Affairs and Sociology will host its first brown bag lecture of the new year. Dr. Robert Forbis from Texas Tech University will be presenting a talk titled: “Hydraulic Fracturing and Beyond!: The Inverse Relationship Between Energy Development and Environmental Protection.”

The lecture will be held from 11:15am – 1:00pm in the Irving Hoch Seminar Room in Green Hall (GR 3.606).

Dr. Forbis is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech who received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Utah. His research focuses on the policy nexus of environmental protection and energy development, and his lecture will address the political conflicts triggered by the rise of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

UPDATE: Due to a fire drill in Green Hall scheduled for 11:00am, Dr. Forbis' lecture will not begin until 11:15am.

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