Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

The 2022 Barnes Lecture - A Conversation with Gina McCarthy

Monday, April 4, 2022

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Register here to join the webinar, or watch live on YouTube.

Please join Dr. Megan Ranney, academic dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a special National Public Health Week conversation with Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor.

Gina McCarthy is the first National Climate Advisor—the president’s chief advisor on domestic climate policy—and leads the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy focused on mobilizing a whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis, creating good-paying, union jobs, and securing environmental justice. Previously, she served as 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and then as President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). One of the nation’s most trusted and accomplished voices on climate issues, she has been at the forefront of environmental and public health progress in a variety of leading roles for over three decades.

An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

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The lecture is supported by The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Barnes, Jr. Lectureship in Public Health, endowed through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Zisson ’74, in memory of Norma and Miles Zisson ’38. Dr. Barnes was a beloved member of the faculty who had strong interests in humanism and medicine, and who developed several innovations in teaching at Brown, including the use of authors and actors to read and perform pieces on health-relevant themes. Mrs. Barnes was a social worker who shared her husband’s love of students and teaching.