Robert R.M. Verchick will lecture at the upcoming 2015 Journalists Forum on Land and the Built Environment, hosted by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The two-day conference will focus on the theme of “Cities and Equity: New Challenges, New Solutions.” The Forum will feature future-oriented presentations by prominent scholars, practitioners, government officials, and journalists who engage in broad-ranging discussions with the attending journalists. Verchick will lecture on climate resilience and urban equity.
Professor Verchick currently holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. He is also a Senior Fellow at Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, in the School of Social Work, and a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. Professor Verchick served in the Obama administration as Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 and 2010. He teaches in the areas of Environmental Law and Land Use, Disaster Law, and Climate Change.