WWS Calendar

Gina McCarthy, former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Operating Advisor, Pegasus Capital Advisor

Oct 11, 2017 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Robertson Hall
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Gina McCarthy, former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Operating Advisor, Pegasus Capital Advisor

McCarthy is visiting the School as part of the Dean's Innovation Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Initiative.

Adding to the list of Obama-era initiatives currently challenged by the Trump administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which puts a cap on power plant carbon dioxide emissions, on grounds that the plan exceeds the statutory authority given to the agency under the Clean Air Act.

To discuss this and more, Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the EPA under President Barack Obama, will visit Princeton University on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m., in Robertson Hall’s Arthur Lewis Auditorium*.

As EPA administrator, McCarthy advocated initiatives to address the issue of climate change and ensure the protection of the country’s water resources. Her efforts led to local, state and federal actions on critical issues related to the environment, economic growth, energy and transportation.

After working at the EPA, McCarthy was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics and was Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has recently joined the private equity firm Pegasus Capital as an operating advisor.

*Formerly known as Dodds Auditorium