The Fierce Urgency of Now: Getting the Climate Change Question Right
Presenting Rip Rapson, President & CEO of the Kresge Foundation
Free and open to the public.
A reception will immediately follow in the hallway outside of room 250.
About the speaker:
Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3.1 billion private foundation based in metropolitan Detroit and founded by S.S. Kresge in 1924. An attorney and expert in urban policy, Rapson assumed leadership on July 1, 2006, and quickly initiated a multi-year transition to expand and recalibrate Kresge's grantmaking. Seven strategically focused programs – in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services – seek to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities; improving the health of low-income people; supporting artist expression; increasing college achievement; assisting in the revitalization of Detroit; and advancing methods for dealing with climate change. Rapson received his law degree from Columbia University.
CLOSUP- the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy; the University of Michigan Energy Institute, the Erb Institute, the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, the Program in the Environment, the School of Education, the School of Public Health, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning