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Short Presentations Followed by Facilitated Discussions
Penn State Symposium on the Arctic
  • James Houck, Interim Dean, Penn State Law, and Vice Admiral, JACG, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • David Titley, Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology, Penn State, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State
Start Date
20-10-2015 4:00 PM
End Date
20-10-2015 5:00 PM
Retired Navy Vice Adm. James W. Houck is interim dean and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs. Houck focuses his research and teaching on international law and national security law, with a particular emphasis on the law of the sea and the law of armed conflict. He joined Penn State in 2012 after retiring as the 41st judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy, during which time he was the principal military legal counsel to the secretary of the Navy and chief of naval operations. In this role, he led the 2,300 attorneys, enlisted legal staff, and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Retired Navy Rear Adm. David Titley is professor of practice in Penn State’s Department of Meteorology and the founding director of the Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. He previously served as chief operating officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2012 to 2013. Before assuming these positions, he was chief oceanographer of the U.S. Navy, where he served for 32 years. He also initiated the Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change and serves on the CNA Military Advisory Board and Hoover Institute’s Arctic Initiative. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. Mann was a lead author on the “Observed Climate Variability and Change” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. Mann contributed to the reports of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Citation Information
James Houck, David Titley and Michael Mann. "Short Presentations Followed by Facilitated Discussions" (2015)
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