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Anacortes Senior College

The Politics of Climate Change

with Michael Newbrough, Ph.D.


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Mark Lijek and Dr. Michael Newbrough investigate one of the most interesting and relevant of current issues. Although immersed in a crisis atmosphere and a sense of urgency, there aren’t many venues offering a calm and open discussion of the “politics” involved, i.e., what should the government do in confronting climate change. This overview will be team-taught and will examine climate history, catastrophic scenarios, forces for change, the role of humans, and alternatives and solutions.

Instructors: Mark Lijek and Michael Newbrough. Mark Lijek is a retired Foreign Service officer. He served principally in Iran, Hong Kong, Nepal, Poland, and Germany as well as at the State Department in Washington. He holds BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from American University. He grew up in what is now Shoreline and has lived in Anacortes since retirement in 1996.

Michael Newbrough holds a BA in French and an MA in Political Science from the Univ. of Nevada, and a PhD in Political Science from the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, and was a Fulbright Scholar (graduate study in International Relations) at l’Université de Paris. He was a professor in the Dep’t of Economics, History, and Political Science at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA for 30 years. He has found refuge in Anacortes for the last 15 years.

  • Jan 16 - Feb 20th, 2020
    Thu for 6 weeks from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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